The Shamrock Shuffle 5K and One-Mile Fun Run is Saturday, March 16th in Athens. 

The 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Eureka Trail.  This race will be chip-timed. 

There is also a one-mile fun run after the 5K

You can register now or on race day. 

Registration for the 5K will be $25 for a single registration and $55 for a family of 2 to 4 (immediate family only).

The Fun Run registration is $20 for individuals and $55 for a family of 2 to 4.

Registration on the day of the race will include a $5 increase in each category. 

This race is a fundraiser to purchase and install solar safety lights along the Eureka Trail, located at 1400 E. Madison Avenue, Athens.

Medals will be given to the top runners in each age group and for best shamrock attire. Age categories are 10 and under, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and older.

Post-race snacks will be provided by Starr Regional Medical Center and Dunkin' Donuts. McDonald's of Athens would also like to thank the participants of the second Shamrock Shuffle by giving out coupons for an "End of the Run" refresher — a free medium Shamrock Shake — valid only at the Athens McDonald's location at the corner of Decatur Pike and Congress Parkway.

For more information, please contact the Office of Parks & Recreation at (423) 744-2704 or email You can also visit to learn more.