Special to Iredell Free News

Downtown Statesville Development Corporation is hosting its inaugural ShamRock & Run 5K on March 18. The run takes place in beautiful and historic Statesville, taking participants on paved and winding roads in and around the most historic and charming parts of town. The start/finish line will be on West Broad Street near Mitchell College.

In addition to the 5K, there will be live, local music, and Andrea’s Sweet Shop will be serving her famous donuts and desserts as well as coffee and refreshing beverages. Even if you are not a participant, there will be plenty of entertainment while watching the runners finish the race.

The first 100 participants will receive a T-shirt and finisher’s medal with the unique ShamRock & Run logo. Awards will be given for the overall top finishers as well as the top runners in each age group. The race will begin at 8 a.m. with the awards being presented later in the morning.

The ShamRock and Run 5K is possible due to sponsorships by The Watering Hole, Jenkins Cleaners, and the City of Statesville.



Visit https://www.downtownstatesville.com/shamrock-run-5k/ for more information or to register. Interested in volunteering? You can sign up on the website to help us direct the runners throughout the course.

About Downtown Statesville Development Corporation

Downtown Statesville Development Corporation (DSDC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization charged with administering the Main Street program for Statesville and whose mission is to champion, promote and lead Downtown Statesville as the economic, social and cultural engine in the region. This is achieved in collaboration with public-private partners working together to enhance the appearance, desirability, and vitality of downtown. Visit www.downtownstatesville.com for details.