The Race of the Irish! Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K Slated for March 12

registration now open for annual 5K race

Carlee Shimek

It’s time to shamrock and roll at the annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K, a pre-St. Patrick’s Day 5K run hosted by UW-Eau Claire’s University Recreation and Sports Operations department. The annual race is a great opening to the spring season, and a fun event for folks of all ages and abilities. 

The route is a loop, beginning  beginning and ending at the McPhee Physical Education Center. Racers traverse down the steep Garfield Avenue hill, over the university’s campus footbridge, and through the scenic Chippewa Valley River trail.

Online registration (which includes a Shamrock Shuffle shirt) ends at 11pm on March 10. Extra shirts will be available on same-day registration, but sizing will be first-come, first-serve. Same-day registration begins at 8am on March 12. For children ages 10 and under, registration costs $15, and for children ages 11 and up, it costs $20.

Proceeds from the race will go toward student professional development and recreation. Any and all kinds of runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome. 

To register for the 2022 Shamrock Shuffle, visit to

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