Shamrock Shuffle Returns August 15

THE SHUFFLE IS BACK - There won’t be snow banks at the start/finish line at Polk School in Oakville,  and winter apparel will not be worn, but more importantly, the Shamrock Shuffle 5k Road Race will return with a one-time ‘Sizzler Edition’ on Saturday, August 15 with the kids’ race (which is already full) starting at 9 a.m., with the main event getting underway at 10 a.m.

WATERTOWN - For the first time since the pre-pandemic day of March 9, 2019, it will be time to lace up the running shoes and go shuffling.

The conditions will be a tad differrent from that date when the ultra-popular Shamrock Shuffle 5k Road Race was held days after a major storm dumped over a foot of snow on the area.

On Saturday, August 21, the Shuffle will make it’s long-awaited return to the local sporting scene, race director Kim Tessier announced.

The Shamrock Shuffle “Sizzler Edition” will take place on that date, with the same agenda in place for the long-awaited ninth edition of the event, which has drown upwards of over 1000 participants from all 50 states.

The kids mile will get underway at 9 a.m., followed by the walkers and runners start at 10 a.m. at Polk School, 435 Buckingham Street in Oakville.

In keeping with tradition, a post-race party will be held at Ordinary Joe’s Restaurant featuring the Joe Morgan Band.

*There will be no race day registration,” said Tessier. “Online registration will open shortly for run/walk divisions only with limited spots available; also the kids’ race is full.” 

All 2020 registrations have been carried over, Tessier pointed out. 

“This is a unique race weekend due to the pandemic; the Shuffle will return to it’s traditional time and place in March in 2022.” 

All proceeds from the race will benefit the Jumping Jack Playground.

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