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Event Information

The Shamrock Pub Shuffle is back for 2015!

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 for the first two pub stops we hit Carmody’s Irish Pub first and Canal Park Brewery second. The third pub stop includes a finisher festival at Dubh Linn’s.

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

For just $20, you will get entry into the event, a souvenir pint glass (first 500 registered), comedy tickets to Dubhlinn Irish Pub and access into the Finisher Festival. Registration is available online only through this site.

This is an age 21 and up event.

Click Here to register!

Wave Information

New this year there will be 9 waves. Due to the increased capacity we will be designating waves to participants which we send out to you via email before the event.  Each wave will have approximately 100 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. All participants start from Leif Erickson Park.

  • Wave 1 starts at 2:00pm: 8 min mile
  • Wave 2 starts at 2:05pm: 9 min mile
  • Wave 3 starts at 2:10pm: 9 min mile
  • Wave 4 starts at 2:15pm: 10 min mile
  • Wave 5 starts at 2:20pm: 10 min mile
  • Wave 6 starts at 2:25pm: 10 min mile
  • Wave 7 starts at 2:30pm: 11 min mile
  • Wave 8 starts at 2:35pm: 11min mile
  • Wave 9 starts at 2:40pm: Walk
Finisher Festival

The Shamrock Pub Shuffle ends at Dubhlin’s Irish Pub with a finisher’s festival. This year’s festival will be held entirely inside Dubhlin’s. Stick around for drink specials and music from local act Six String Sunset.

New this year to the finisher festival will be a costume contest!! Be present at Dubhlinn’s at 5pm to win sweet prizes from Mizuno and Dubhlinn Irish Pub. 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 100 people that have selected a similar pace during registration. There will be 10 waves in 2015.

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. New this year we will be assigning you your wave. We will send you your wave assignment via email at least two days before the event. Your wave will match the pace you select during registration. Due to the increased capacity we are allowing into the event this year, we will have, for instance, two waves that both run at 9 min miles.

May I change my pace group?
If you feel you need to, yes. 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?
Pint glasses are for the first 500 registered only. They will be available at check-in and after 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 starts. If you are registered you will receive a wave assignment on Saturday 3/7 via email. At check in you will get checked in for the event and receive 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.

2014 Pictures

Click Here for 2014 pictures!

  • 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!