March running and walking events
The Shamrock Shuffle 5k/10k kicks off Saturday, March 16. Race start time is 10:00 am and the cost is $30-35. For more information about the course, registration or volunteering, please visit http://www.theshamrockshuffle.net/.
The Meridian Gold Rush Half Marathon, 10K and 5K, is set for Saturday, March 16, as well. The Half-marathon begins at 8:00am. The 10K and 5K marathons start at 8:30am. The cost is $40 for the Half-marathon, $30 for the 10K, and $20 for the 5K. For more information about registration, donations, or volunteering go to http://www.bluecirclesports.com/EventDetail_Sub.aspx?eid=1391.
The 2nd Annual St. Paddy's Day Run is on Friday, March 22, and starts at 3pm. The cost is free, but this course is on an active military installation and all base access rules apply. These runs are open to DoD card holders 18 and older with base access. No prior registration is required but completive runners can register online two weeks prior for chip timing through the Fitness Centers webpage www.mhafbfun.com/fitness up until the Wednesday before the race.
The Warrior Trek 5k Walk/Run and Kids Mile Run is on Saturday, March 23. The cost is $25.00 and the race starts at 9:00am. The 5K run and walk will start and finish at Twin Falls Christian Academy, located in Twin Falls. This simple, flat course is a great way to start off your 2013 running season allowing you to get into racing without a lot of hills and tough terrain.
The Kids Mile Run, for runners under age 12, will take place on a large grass field on the Twin Falls Christian Academy campus where all parents and bystanders can watch and cheer on the young runners. The weather may be cold since the race takes place in late March so please come prepared for cool conditions. For more information about registration or the race, go online at http://tfcawarriors.com/funrun.htm.
The Ash Dash 10k and 1mile Fun Run is on Saturday, March 30. The cost of the event is $35 and the race time is 12:00pm. For more information about registration, visit http://www.bluecirclesports.com/EventDetail_Master.aspx?meid=772.