Race Day Schedule
All runners and walkers should plan to arrive no later than 7:30 a.m. for the event. Since complementary shuttle service will be provided by the Church Hill Irish Festival from their parking lot at the intersection of E. Broad Street and N. 17th Street, please factor that into your arrival time.
Sunday March 26th
7:00 am: final packet pick-up and final registration (Patrick Henry Park in Church Hill)
8:30 am: stage events begin
8:50 am: Hill Topper 5k runners report to starting line
9:00 am: Hill Topper 5k race starts
10:15 am: Hill Topper 5k course closed
10:30 am: Hill Topper 5k winners and raffle prize winners announced
Gift certificates will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers!
New! Registration Awards
The 100th, 200th, and 300th registered participant will win a gift certificate to a local restaurant.
Greenest Runner Award
In the spirit of the Church Hill Irish Festival, an award will also be given to the “greenest runner.” This award will go out to the best dressed Little Leprechaun Boy & Girl as well as best dressed Hill Topper Woman & Man. So, come dressed up with as much green clothing, accessories and hair as you can!
Bib Number Raffle
A raffle drawing will also be held for additional prizes including gift certificates to our great neighborhood restaurants.
Finish Line Fun
After a quick run through the beautiful neighborhood of Church Hill the only you'll want is either a glass of water or an ice cold beer, and we'll have both! In addition to quenching your thrist you'll be able to fullfill your need for some good ole Irish fun and culture. The Church Hill Irish Festival will just be getting started as you cross the finish giving you plenty of time to watch the folk dancers, shop, grab some grub, and listen to the great line up of bands and entertainment that are planned for this year.
For more information on this year's Church Hill Irish Festival visit their website www.churchhillirishfestival.com
We encourage all runners, walkers and volunteers to use on-street parking available in the neighborhood. Be mindful Broad St. from 24th St to 26th St is blocked off as well as 25th from Marshall St. to Franklin St.
With the addition of chip timing and for legal reasons we can not allow switching bibs or participants on race day. All participants must have signed a waiver before running the race. Strollers are not permitted.