The ShamROCK 5K run is an early celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day and a fundraiser for the largest music festival in Putnam County, the Greencastle Music Fest! The course winds through historic downtown Greencastle and the DePauw University campus ending at Almost Home Restaurant, which also serves as the starting location. Live music, custom bibs, a Shamrock t-shirt, a green finisher beer for all 21 and over, disposable chip timing, overall and age group awards, and a ROCKin good-time are all a part of the event.
For four years, this run has helped to support the Greencastle Music Fest which annually brings over 3,000 people to the Courthouse Square in downtown Greencastle for a two-day music festival. Tickets for the 5K race are $25 per person and proceeds go directly to the music fest. So break out your green leggings, put on your running shoes (or walking shoes), and head to the start line in early March for this chilly and silly fun run! Make a full weekend out of the trip, stay with us in downtown Greencastle (click to view lodging options) and enjoy 10 different restaurants, seven boutique shops, an art gallery, and a wine sampling room all within walking distance of the start/finish line!
Registration is open, you can sign up for the race through their website, the link is here: