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Annual Shamrock 4 Miler set for March 13; registration is open
Break out your running shoes and St. Patrick’s Day attire; the annual Johnston Memorial Hospital Shamrock 4 Miler and Leprechaun Walk, presented by Blue Ridge Auto Group and benefiting the Johnston Memorial Hospital fund of Ballad Health Foundation, is set for Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m.
The start and finish line will be located in the heart of downtown Abingdon at the Abingdon Farmers Market on Remsburg Drive.
Over the last nine years, the race has grown considerably, raising nearly $10,000 in 2019. It now boasts an average 650 participants from all over the region and is one of the many special events held throughout the year that benefit the foundation, which supports the growing needs of healthcare in Southwest Virginia.
Participants can preregister for the race through 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 by going to the event page. The discounted early registration fee for the Shamrock run is $25 for adult runners and $15 for runners under age 12. Preregistration for the 1.3-mile Leprechaun Walk is $15 for participants of all ages. Special Shamrock 4 Miler T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 500 registrants. Every participant will recieve a medal for their participation in the event.
Day-of registration for both events and packet pick-up for preregistered participants will be held prior to the race from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the Abingdon Farmers Market. Day-of registration fees are $30 for adult runners, $15 for runners under 12 and $20 for all walkers.