Why do I want to race two days, back to back, in March?
Great question, #ForEveryRunner! Let’s take a look at what St. Patrick’s Day weekend looks like bit by bit.
Day 1: Four Courts Four Miler in Arlington
On Saturday morning March 16 at 9:00am the Four Courts Four Miler goes down and back up the hill on Wilson Blvd. The race beneficiary is the Arlington County Police Department Friends and Family Fund.
Race Director, Lisa Reeves, is on a scooter, in a leprechaun costume, chasing runners down while heckling them. The best part? For every runner Lisa passes on her scooter another $1 donation is made to the ACPD Friends and Family Fund. If you happen to outrun Lisa? You get a special commemorative button and bragging rights.
Other cool parts of Four Courts Four Miler includes racing back up the very steep hill to the finish line outside Four Courts to bag your first slice of the Irish flag, fear not, you’ll earn the rest tomorrow. Pop inside for a brew and carb up for Sunday’s shenanigans.
Day Two: St. Pat’s Run in DC
Flash forward to Sunday and the St. Pat’s Run. Race around the streets of the District not once, but twice. Run the 5k, run the 10k and then complete the Irish flag you started on Saturday at Four Courts. Come in costume then drop by your favorite Shake Shack to redeem your complimentary Shack Burger from your race bib tab. The race beneficiary for this event is No Kid Hungry, an organization which provides nutritious meals to kids so they can focus on being kids.
Not sure you want to tackle three races in two days? We got you covered. Our friend and running sensi Coach Tammy of TW Training and Wellness is going to pop over to @runpacers on Instagram between now and race day to give you tips and hints to make this the weekend a wild success for you.
Register for Fourth Courts and St. Pat’s and we’ll see you at the end of the rainbow friends!