2018 St. Patrick’s Parade 5K

Event Information:

Join your fellow parade revelers and runners for the Official 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade 5K! Starting before one of the countries oldest St. Patrick’s Parades, the route starts and finishes on Peachtree Road and runs through Midtown, Piedmont Park and finishes on the parade route on historic Peachtree Street! This unique race and lively post race parade is not to be missed.
Presented by IWeLife, hosted by Colony Square and and supports Spina Bifida Association of Georgia.


If not sold out beforehand there will be registration the morning of the race 8:30-9:55am

Event Date:

Saturday, March 17, 2018 – 10:00 am start time (parade starts at noon) Starts and Finishes on Peachtree St near 14th St.
Race morning packet pick-up/t-shirts will be at Colony Square Midtown (14th and Peachtree St)

Entry Fees:

• $30 Until February 12, 2018
• $35 After February 12, 2018
• $40 packet pick-up/day-of race
• $20 for 12 and under participants
All participants will receive a t-shirt, finisher bling and a finish picture. Must be registered by 3/1/18 to guarantee a t-shirt, otherwise while supplies last.

Post Race Fun:

New for this year, we are partnering with Colony Square in Midtown (start/finish at large plaza near the location of Peachtree St and 14th Ave.) All finishers 21 and over will receive a complimentary draft beer after the race and food specials from Colony Square restaurants. Stick around for the St Patrick’s Day Parade! Free face painting before the parade for both adults and kids too!

LUCK OF THE SQUARE Colony Square is excited to be hosting our second annual Luck of The Square celebration! At the top of the morning, we will send and cheer on hundreds of St. Patrick’s Day 5K runners where the race starts at The Square and finishes at The Square!

Then, starting at 12p, Midtown goes green for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Enjoy our premium parade viewing area on Peachtree and all the sights and sounds you’ll experience. You might even find a leprechaun or two…

After the parade wraps up, The Square becomes the official post-parade and St. Patrick’s Day party zone. Experience live musical performances, green beer, Irish food, and more shenanigans! Bring your lads and lassies and may the luck of Colony Square be with you!


Spina Bifida Association of Georgia At SBAG, we envision a future where all individuals have opportunities to grow and thrive in an integrated society and also where, supported by a diet enriched with folic acid, fewer babies will be born with Spina Bifida.
Anyone who donates $25 will also receive 1 seat on the viewing stands set-up in front of Colony Square to watch the Parade!

CREATE A TEAM! Largest team (online registrants only) will receive a $50 gift card for Fado! Make sure to select Create A Team or Join a Team when registering!
Again for this year all finishers receive a special St. Patrick’s Parade Bling!
Want to make sure you get the best spot possible for the St. Patrick’s Parade? Run the St. Patrick’s Day Parade 5K, grab your FREE beer then snag the perfect spot for the parade.


Bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, and animals are not allowed in the race. Headphones are strongly discouraged.
Start Rules:
• All participants start at 10:00 AM
• Walkers are welcomed but must start at the back of the pack and finish within 1 hour.

Aid Stations:

Aid stations containing water and sports drinks will be available on the course.

Time Limit:

The time limit for the 3.1 miler is 1.0 hour. Once the streets are re-opened and course support shut down, any remaining runners/walkers will need to move to the sidewalks or picked up the SAG vehicle.

Race Timing:

The race will utilize MyLaps timing chips that are be affixed to each racer’s number bib. Each runner will also receive a bib number to be worn during the race. Make sure you wear the # you’re assigned!

Runners will receive a gun time. Overall awards are based on finish order. Top 25 male and female awards only. No age group awards due to participants wanting to view the parade.
Results will be posted on this site.

Awards/Raffle Prizes:

Award winners to the top 25 for both males and females. $100 Fado gift cards for top Male/Female winners and $25 for top M/F Masters (40+) winners
In addition overall male and female will be able to ride on a float in the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade!

Pre- Race Packet Pick-Up:

Fado Irish Pub Midtown Thursday, March 9th 5pm-8pm (drink and food specials for runners!)
Big Peach Running Co. Midtown Friday March 10th 11am-2pm



Race Course:



We need your help and receive a t-shirt and beer too (if you’re 21+)!
Please click here to fill out form http://www.iwelife.com/volunteer.html
Or email Julie@iwelife.com and mention St. Patrick’s Parade 5K


Will be posted on this page


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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No. But if you plan to receive your complimentary beer you must show ID. Don’t forgot it race morning!

What are my transport options to get to the event?
MARTA’s Art Center Station is 3 blocks from Colony Square.

Where can I park?
There is ample underground parking deck at Colony Square. $8 special all day rate for runners. Buy your validated ticket at the 5K or show your bib# to the parking attendant when you leave to get this rate.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?
Bring clothes to wear for watching the parade afterward.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?

Can I update my registration information?
Yes. By logging in to your registration