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Event Information

Run. Drink. Run. Drink. Run. Drink = The Pub Shuffle!

Get ready for a super fun St. Patrick’s celebration run on Sunday, March 11th, 2018. (New as of 3/8/2018 only the first 260 registrants receive a stainless steel pint glass… less than 50 remain).

The Shamrock Pub Shuffle is a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day through the spirit of running and gathering at the local pub. A portion of proceeds from this event go to benefit the Twin Ports Miracle League (501 C3). The run begins behind Duluth Running Co in Leif Erickson Park. Following mostly the Lakewalk we run/walk together in waves to Carmody’s Irish Pub first and Canal Park Brewery second. At each of the first two stops you will have 15 minutes to grab a drink before your wave heads back out towards the finisher festival at Dubh Linn’s.

CPB, and Dubh Linn’s will each have a different drink special(s). CPB will have $5 pints and a $5 mixed shot of some sort:) Dubh Linn’s drink specials are: $4.50 Ugly Betty’s and pints of green beer.

Live music will be awaiting you with a band jamming at the Finisher Festival inside Dubh Linn’s Irish Pub! (Band lineup TBD).

This event is not a race. Costumes are welcome and encouraged! Put on your best green gear!

For just $25, you get entry into the event, a souvenir stainless steel pint glass, comedy tickets to Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Registration is available online through this site and in store at Duluth Running Co. Only 300 spots available.

This is an age 21 and up event.

Click Here to register!

Sorry, no refunds or transfers.

Wave Information

During registration you will choose your desired pace and wave assignment. Choose a wave and pace that you are comfortable running/walking.  Remember this is not a race. The goal is to have fun! Each wave will have approximately 50 people. We run (walk if in a walking wave) together as a group. Participants are required to stay behind the group leaders at all times and obey all traffic laws. We highly encourage
you to start and continue with the wave you are assigned to, so the event runs smooth. If you need to switch waves during the event, wait for the next at one of the first two pubs. All participants start from Leif Erickson Park.

You may switch into a different wave before the event starts on Sunday. So for instance, if you chose to be in wave 3 when registering, and all your friends are in wave 4, just go ahead and start with wave 4. We don’t need to know that you are switching waves. For our purposes, wave assignments simply allow us to have an approximate gauge on the numbers in each group so we can make this a more seamless event.

 Below are wave and start times:

  • Wave 1 starts at 2:00pm: 9 min mile
  • Wave 2 starts at 2:05pm: 10 min mile
  • Wave 3 starts at 2:10pm: 10 min mile
  • Wave 4 starts at 2:15pm: 11 min mile
  • Wave 5 starts at 2:20pm: Walk

Finisher Festival

The Shamrock Pub Shuffle ends with a finisher’s festival inside Dubh Linn’s Irish Pub. Stick around for live music!

We’ll be hosting an awesome costume contest in the back room of Dubh Linn Irish Pub at 5pm. There are two costume categories: best overall costume and best group costume.


Is this a race?
Absolutely not! This is just a fun run for a great cause. We run together as group staying behind the group leaders. Each group is considered a “wave”. Waves will have around 50 people. There will be 5 waves in 2018.

Which pace group should I enter?
Bearing in mind that this is not a race, select whichever group you feel will be the most fun and comfortable for your ability. During registration you will be able to choose your wave and correlating pace. There are two waves for the 10 min pace option.

May I change my pace group/wave?
Yes, absolutely. And we don’t need to know if you do. Just seed yourself into a wave that you are comfortable running with on the day of the event. However, we ask that you please do this before the Pub Shuffle starts and not during the run.

May we donate more than the entry fee?
Absolutely! Donations will go to the Twin Ports Miracle League.

What time should we be there?
We are asking that all Pub Shuffle Participants be at the Duluth Running Co absolutely no later 1:30PM, in order to have enough time to get your wristband and hear any pre-Shuffle announcements.

Where do we get the pint glasses?
Stainless steel pint glasses are for the first 260 registered only. They will be available at check-in before the event at Duluth Running Co.

May I bring someone who isn’t 21 or over and just not go in the bars?
No. We are asking that all participants be of legal drinking age. Your wristband to enter Carmody’s, Canal Park Brewery, and Dubh Linn’s will also act as proof of paid registration, so to participate in the run you must have a wristband and therefore be at least 21, no exceptions.

How much time will we get at each venue?
You will have 15 minutes at Carmody’s and Canal Park Brewing Co. We ask you please follow this, especially if you are in one of the earlier groups, to give everyone a fair shot at getting inside and getting served. Your group leaders will start the clock when the last group member enters, and will let you know when time is up and it’s time to move on out. Once you get to Dubh Linn’s Finisher Festival, you are finished, and you may spend as much time as you please there.

Are pets allowed?
As our four legged friends are not allowed inside our pub stops, we are asking you please leave your pets at home. (Service animals are allowed).

May we wear headphones?
Yes, but at your own risk. The Pub Shuffle course will not be closed to the public aside from when we are on Michigan Street, and will only be manned by volunteers. We are asking that all participants be aware of their surroundings and follow the “rules of the road” and obey all traffic signals.


Check-In runs from 12:30pm to 2pm at Duluth Running Co. We recommend checking in thirty minutes before your wave startsAt check in you will get checked in for the event and receive your stainless steel pint glass, and your wristband which will get you access to all of the pubs and into the Finisher’s Festival at Dubh Linn’s.

Required to show at check in and to participate: Photo ID (Must be 21 years of age).

All pubs have the right to ID anyone, so please run with your ID.

    • Begin with your assigned wave
    • Start at Leif Erickson Park
    • Follow Lakewalk West
    • Follow Fitgers Ramp east, turn left on Superior St.
    • #1 Pub Stop: 15 min at Carmody’s
    • Follow Lakewalk West
    • Turnaround and follow Lakewalk East
    • #2 Pub Stop: 15 min at Canal Park Brewery
    • Continue on to upper Lakewalk
    • Go down stairs from upper Lakewalk
    • Follow Michigan St. West
    • Turn right onto sidewalk of 1st Ave West
    • Cross 1st Ave West at Superior St.
    • Arrive at Finisher Festival/Dubh Linn’s!