Shamrock Run returning this Saturday

Published 1:36 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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The Shamrock Run returns to Mocksville this Saturday, with runners hitting the streets at 8:15 a.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church passed the baton to the Rotary Club of Mocksville, which will host the Shamrock Run 5K and a 0.0K (An opportunity for non-runners to participate in the activities).

The race will begin and end at O’Callahan’s Publick House at 115 N. Main St. The course will wind down Main Street to the greenways at Rich Park, past Mocksville Elementary School and Davie Family YMCA, and back downtown.

Proceeds will benefit Cognition Davie and Davie County Community Park.

O’Callahan’s Publick House, the downtown pub and eatery that has traditionally supported the run, agreed to be the premier sponsor. Since it’s also St. Patrick’s Day weekend, O’Callahan’s will be open early that Saturday morning, offering Irish specialities, as well as serving as race headquarters.

Marklin said the restaurant has something special planned for those who sign up for the 0.0K.

Marklin is pleased to be part of the event’s revival.

COGNITION Davie will offer childcare from 7:30-10:30 a.m. for $10 per child for registered runners. The link to register for childcare is: Childcare will be open to the public for $30 per child for non-runners, as a Mom’s Morning Out. Children will play upstairs from 7:30-9 until COGNITION opens for normal exhibit area hours, and then go downstairs to the maker space for St.Patrick’s themed crafts/activities.

Participants may register online at: