Irish Mile

Saturday, Mar 17, 2018 at 12:30pm

Downtown Lawrence,

The 2nd Annual Ad Astra Running IRISH MILE will be run just before the start of the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 17th.  Over 20,000 spectators will cheer as some of the country’s fastest milers compete on a USATF certified course for a prize purse of more than $1,500 cash!

This race isn’t just for the speedy.  Runners of all abilities are welcome, and costumes are encouraged!  The IRISH MILE’s “Best Dressed” participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to Ad Astra Running.

Registration is capped at 150 runners.  ALL participants will receive a custom shirt, post-run refreshments, and an unrivaled race experience.

Irish Mile proceeds benefit local children’s charities, selected by the St. Patrick’s Day parade committee and also benefited by another great race, the Shamrock Shuffle 5K/10K on March 3rd.


The Ad Astra Running IRISH MILE boasts the largest prize purse of any race in the area:

The top three men and women overall, plus top two age-graded masters, will share a $1,500 cash purse:

Overall Division:

1st Place:  $300 CASH

2nd Place:  $200 CASH

3rd Place:  $100 CASH

Masters Division (Age-Graded):

1st Place:  $100 CASH

2nd Place Masters:  $50 CASH

Age Group Divisions 

Age Group Divisions (1-11, 12-17, 18-25, 26-32, 33-39, 40-46, 47-53, 54-60, 61-67, 68-74, 75+):

1st Place:  $20 Gift Certificate to Ad Astra Running

“Best Dressed” Competition:

1st Place:  $50 Gift Certificate to Ad Astra Running

Overall and masters winners will also be invited to ride as honored guests in the parade following the race