Annual Shamrock 4 Miler set for March 13, 2015. Registration is open.
The annual Shamrock 4 Miler and Leprechaun Walk benefiting Johnston Memorial Hospital Foundation is set for Friday, March 13, 2015, at 7 p.m. The start and finish line will be located in the heart of downtown at the Abingdon Farmers' Market on Remsburg Drive.
All proceeds from the race benefit the JMH Foundation, which helps to fund needed equipment, supplies and programs from Johnston Memorial Hospital. Last year, the third year of the event, more than 775 people participated and over $9,000 was raised for patient needs at JMH. This race is one of the many special events held throughout the year that benefits the Foundation in order to support the growing needs of health care in Southwest Virginia.
Participants can pre-register for the race through 10 p.m., Thursday, March 12, at www.werunevents.com. The discounted early registration fee for the Shamrock run is $25 for adult runners and $15 for runners under age 12. Pre-registration for the 1.3-mile Leprechaun Walk is $15 for participants of all ages.
Late registration for both events and packet pick-up for pre-registered participants will be held prior to the race from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the Abingdon Farmers' Market. Day of registration fees are $30 for adult runners, $15 for runners under 12, and $20 for all walkers.
After the race, snacks will be provided by sponsor Food Country USA along with a post-race party sponsored by Abingdon Music Experience including entertainment by special guest Annabelle's Curse. Other TItle and Platinum sponsors include CrestPoint Health, Johnston Memorial Hospital, the Town of Abingdon and Valley Emergency Physicians.