Home Health and Well Being One Week Until McGuires St. Patrick’s Day Run

One Week Until McGuires St. Patrick’s Day Run

Photo: McGuire's Irish Pub

There is less than one week left until the St. Patrick’s Day Prediction 5k Run!!! It is the most fun you’ll ever have “running”! Okay, some people really DO run, but for everyone else, it’s just an obstacle to getting to the party!


If you’ve never been, it is a site to behold and experience. Many participants go all out for Irish-themed costumes or matching group outfits. Don’t show up without a little pizazz!

The 46th Annual McGuire’s St. Patrick’s Day Prediction 5K Run is on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 9 a.m. RUN or WALK! Everyone is Welcome!

It is a 5K CERTIFIED COURSE (3.1 miles) that starts and finishes at McGuire’s Irish Pub in Downtown Pensacola. You must be able to run or walk 3.1 miles in under one hour. The course will open to traffic at 10 a.m.

Stragglers will be picked up by McGuire’s bus. Your Registration fee includes your Race T-Shirt, Race Number as well as a Pre-Race Breakfast including donuts, bagels, fruit, juice and coffee and Pensacola’s BEST Post-Race Party featuring Rich McDuff’s Irish-Sing-A-Long. Post Race Party Refreshments include Irish Fare, Irish Wakes, Bud Light, McGuire’s Red Ale & Soft Drinks.

It is $45.00 to register until March 10 or $50 the morning of the race from 6:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. only. You can register online at Mcguiresirishpub.com.

Packet pickup & late registration.

Friday, March 10th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 11 from 6:30 to 8 a.m. At packet pickup, you receive your ‘disposable’ timing bib and your 2023 McGuire’s 5k run shirt!

Rules for a prediction run
Each runner/walker predicts how long it will take them to complete the 3.1-mile course. The finishers who come closest to the time predicted on the registration form win. The use of watches or timing devices will be considered an unfair advantage and the participant will be disqualified. The computer time will be the official time. To be eligible you must enter a predicted time on your application.

Prediction Awards
To the first 5 males & females in each age group who finish closest to their actual predicted times. Age groups are: Male & Female ages 0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+

Best costume Awards
Individual, Team, and sharpest Military formation

Speed Awards
Even though McGuire’s St. Patrick’s Day Run is THE nation’s LARGEST PREDICTION RUN, they also award speed awards. Open (39 & under): First 10 males & first 10 females; Masters (40 to 49): First 5 males & first 5 females; Grandmasters (50 to 59): First 5 males and first 5 females; Great grandmasters (60+): First 5 males & first 5 females

Team Speed Awards
Trophies will be awarded to the first 3 teams in each division. Male, Female, and Military (active duty, reserve or ROTC). A team is at least 5, but no more than 7 runners. The first five finishers will score for the team. Teams must submit their registrations together and with the team name and category on the application. No team registration or changes will be accepted on race day.

Finish Line, Scoring & Results
Please stay in order as you order the finish line chutes. We cannot begin scoring the prediction run until all participants have crossed the finish line! Results will be posted at mcguiresirishpub.com and event-tech.com.


*No Dogs – Per City Ordinance*

Party ends promptly at noon
You must be 21 or older and have a “part wristband” or present proper ID to consume alcoholic beverages.