On behalf of the Athletes Unlimited program thank you
for registering for Paddy’s Road Race. We are delighted you will be
joining us this Sunday October 20th for the 12th Annual Shillelagh
Shuffle. Go to paddysroadrace.com for race updates.
Here are quick reminders/announcements to get you ready for the race.
Early Packet Pick-up:
If you live in the area, we encourage you to pick-up
your bib number at Paddy’s on Saturday October 19th between 10:00am –
2:00pm (43% of pre registered in 2012 picked up on Saturday, which
helped make race morning run very smooth). The bib is your timing
device, so make sure to remember to bring it with you to the race! Bib
numbers are posted online for all three races and will be updated again
on Friday morning.
Race Day Pick-Up:
Race Day Number Pick-Up is from 9:30 am – 11:10 am
(Come early!!). When you get to the race, head to the large white tent
and get into the line that corresponds to your race number (lines 1-199,
200-399, 400-599, etc.) to get your bib and pins. If you forget your
bib number, just go to the participant list near the pub and find your
name (in alphabetical order) and bib #.
Runners with numbers 1-700 will receive a race shirt.
If you are not within the first 700 runners (we are over 1,600
pre-reg), no need to worry. We have additional shirts in multiple
logos/colors to sell on Saturday and race day. T-shirt options are on
the race website paddysroadrace.com. You can purchase shirts via cash,
credit card or checks payable to Athletes Unlimited.
We will start sending 3M race participants down to the
start line at 11:00am. We will send the walkers down first followed by
runners according to their projected pace (12 min. mile, 10 min. mile,
etc) in decreasing order. Please stand behind the sign that best
represents your mile pace. Your time doesn’t start until you cross the
starting mat, so no need to rush to the front. Important safety note
on Strollers: We ask that all participants pushing a stroller line up in
the back with the walkers.
Participants in our 1K Youth and All Abilities race
can pick up their bib and t-shirt on Saturday October 19th between
10:00am – 2:00pm at the pub or on race morning at West Newton Common.
All 1K participants are asked to check in on race morning at the 1K tent
in West Newton Common between 9:00am and 10:15am. We will be doing
group stretches and then walking over to the start line on Border Street
as a group. Participants will get a medal as they cross the finish
Paddy’s Youth Field Races & Kids Festival – 9:00am – 12:30pm
Participants in the free youth field races can pick up
their bib on Saturday October 19th between 10:00am – 2:00pm at the pub
or on race morning at West Newton Common. If picking up bibs on Sunday
morning please check in at the youth race tent at least 30 minutes prior
to your child’s start time. Age 1/9:30am; Age 2 /9:35am; Age 3/9:40am;
Age 4/9:45am; Age 5/9:50am; Age 6/9:55; Age 7/10:00am; Age 8/10:05; Age
9 10:10am, Age 10-12/10:15. Ribbons for all finishers, inflatables,
face painting, tattoos and balloons.
Parking is very tight in West Newton, so you will want to get to the race EARLY (WE RECOMMEND BETWEEN 9:00AM & 10:30AM for the 3M)!!!
Please utilize the parking lot at 1210 Washington Street, and lots on
Webster Street and Waltham Street. On street parking is also available
in the area. If you need directions please go to the race web site paddysroadrace.com. Please carpool or use public transportation if you can!
BlocktoberFest (NEW in 2013)
Paddy’s is pleased to introduce their first ever
BlocktoberFest featuring an Outdoor Paddy’s Beer Garden, live Irish
Band, Chicken Pot Pie, Hot Dogs, Fruit, Fried Dough as well as many
vendors who support the race. The Beer Garden is Cash only, with ID
required – and you must be at least 21 years old. No need to rush home
to watch the Patriots. It will be on in the pub in numerous places.
We are delighted to let you know that Boston Sports
Club (Washington Street) & the Barry Price Center (Border St., near
start line) are opening their doors to participants this year. You are
welcome to use the restrooms in these facilities. We also have porta
potties across from the pub.
You can buyraffle tickets ($5 for 6
chances) all race weekend long at Paddy’s. Win dinner for two once a
month for a year at Paddy’s; 100 Pints at Paddy’s, Elements Massage,
Hockey East Championship Tickets, Valvoline Instant Oil Changes for a
Year, NE Runner One Year Subscriptions, Lottery Board, Cabot’s Ice Cream
Gift Certificates, Marathon Sports Gift Certificates, Sports
Sunglasses, Down Under Yoga Newcomer Pass, West Newton Cinema Movie
Tickets, & more.
All of our silent auction items can be found online at www.32auctions.com/paddys.
You can bid now through race day at 3:00pm. Items include Red Sox
Tickets, Celtics Tickets, One Year Membership to the West Suburban YMCA,
Hockey East Frozen Fenway, Two for Stay & Breakfast Package at the
Boston Newton Marriott, NE Pub Series Jackets, Ray Bourque and Milan
Lucic Autographed and Framed Photos, Simon Pearce Vase and KP Love Your
Brain Bowl, & tour for 12 to NBC Channel 7 News.
Here is your chance to go home with cold hard cash.
Tickets are $2 each on race day and the winner will go home with 50% of
what is taken in.
Baystate Photo Booth is a true friend of the Athletes
Unlimited program. As a thank you for coming out and supporting the
program and race, the photobooth is complimentary. Please only one
photo per participant. We hope to see a lot of costumes on race day!
Ellie Fund: Paddy’s Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Both Athletes Unlimited and the O’Hara’s are making a donation to
the Ellie Fund, a local organization to fight breast cancer by easing
its effects on women and families across Massachusetts. We have two
shirts this year that you can purchase to help out both the Athletes
Unlimited program and the Ellie Fund.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday. Please visit the race website www.paddysroadrace.com for more information or call (617) 796-1527 with any questions.
The Race Committee ~