St. Paddy’s 8K

St. Paddy’s 8K


March 19th, 2016
Raleigh Beer Garden, Glenwood Ave.

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2016 Results

2016 Race Pictures


nOg-Oktoberfest-and-St.-Paddys-Day-Mockup-2016(1)The nOg Run Club invites you to join us for the 8th annual running of the St. Paddy’s 8K as we again look to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Kilt Run with a short 3 block run prior to the 8K!  Don you best kilt for an afternoon of running and fun in downtown Raleigh.  After the run, celebrate behind the Raleigh Beer Garden with live Irish music, food, and the first beer is free (for runners 21+ of course)!  The current Guinness World Record was set in 2012 in Perth, Ontario with 1,764 runners.  With your help, we can beat this record!

All 8K finishers will receive a finishers medal, craft beer, and tech shirt!

The nOg Run Club is made up of an all volunteer board and 100% of the race proceeds will be donated to local charities.  Please click here to see the 2016 charities.

**Click here if you are interested in running only the kilt run.**


Run Green 8K- 10:30am

 **Registration for the 8K INCLUDES entry into the 3 block kilt run**

313833_518180781565532_734147783_nAll registered runners will receive a gender specific shirt and finishers medal.

Until 1/4/2016     
Individual: $30.00

1/5/2016 –  02/15/2016
Individual: $33.00

02/16/2016 –  03/16/2016
Individual: $36.00

03/17/2015 – 03/19/2016 (Packet pickup and Race Morning)
Individual: $40.00

Virtual Runner

Individual: $25.00 (shirt/medal will be mailed to you the week of March 21st)

2016 St. Paddy’s 8K Course Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 2.08.07 PM

Guinness WR Kilt Run- 9:30am

1964944_702294403154168_616399315_nThe Kilt Run will be a 3 block run/walk starting at 9:30am.  You must be in at the race to check-in by 8:15am.  This run is open to everyone so bring your kids, neighbors, friends, grandparents and lets break this record!

Kilt Requirements

Plaid, knee length and must have a buckle OR wear a belt

Kilt Run Only Registration

Kilt run (no shirt or beer) – $5
Kilt run with shirt and beer-  $20

EVERYONE who participates in the kilt run must be wearing a kilt.

SportKiltSport Kilt is our official kilt sponsor for the 2016 Kilt Run.  Please use code “WRKILTRUN16” to receive 10% off your kilt. Please remember the kilt needs to be knee-length (or close to it).

Discount code expires on March 19, 2016.


Kid’s Run- 10:45am

14514_702295849820690_524278006_nWe will have a FREE 2 block kid’s run at 10:45!  All children will receive a medals after crossing the finish line.

Along with the live music, this is a perfect way to keep your little ones entertained during the 8K.

Kilted Shenanigan After Party

Come enjoy live music after the kilt run!

Bands includes: 9 Times Around, Wake & District Pipe Band, & more to come!


Packet Pickup


  • Thursday, March 17th 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Fleet Feet Raleigh, Ridgewood Shopping Center, 3532 Wade Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607
  • – Friday, March 18th, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Raleigh Beer Garden, 614 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27609
  • – Saturday, March 19th, 7 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. at Raleigh Beer Garden, 614 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27609




Thank you to all of our sponsors:, Stanley Martin Homes, Chiropractic Cafe, Tir na nOg, Fleet Feet Raleigh, Stanley Martin Homes, 1 Red Shoe Realty, Carvana, Precision Race, Saucony, Lexis Nexis, 9 Times Around, Earth Fare, and BJ’s.  Without your support, the St. Paddy’s 8K and Kilt Run would not be possible!

Affiliated Charities

nogrunclub_sponsor140The nOg Run Club, a 501(c)3 charity organization, is dedicated to promoting charity and charitable awareness among runners and walkers of all abilities in the Triangle. Please see the “Charity” page for more information on how the run club gives back to the community.

The MS Society’s vision is a world free of MS. Their mission is to mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.

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