St. Patrick's Rock'n 5K

Youngstown, NY

Thank you for participating!

Please join us on Saturday March 13, 2021 for the 3rd Annual St. Patrick's Rock'n 5K in Youngstown, New York! The race is being brought to you by iRun WNY and will take place entirely within Fort Niagara State Park. Our goal is to help raise money for the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Company Equipment Fund.

NEW FOR 2021: This year because of Covid, we are moving the race to Fort Niagara State Park to allow for greater social distancing and increased parking. We are planning to use USATF Course #NY11071JG and runner/staff safety will be our number one priority. CLICK HERE to view iRunWNY safety protocols implemented during the pandemic. There will be one water station located along the course and bottled water will be provided to participants at the finish line along with a grab & go food with an Irish flare!

Two Waves PLUS Individual Starts

After speaking with representativies from New York State Parks it has been decided that we will offer multiple waves beginning at 9:30am. Individual start times will be assigned to all participants to keep runners socially distant from the start.

Fort Niagara State Park
Youngstown, New York 14174
Please use north park entrance
via 18F (Lake Road) or from Niagara Scenic Parkway

Wave #1 (150 Max) SOLD OUT
8:00am-9:30am   Packet Pickup
9:30am                Individual starts begin for wave #1

Wave #2 (150 Max)
9:30am-11:00am  Packet Pickup
11:00am               Individual starts begin for wave #2

2020 Shamrock Finisher Medal/Bottle Opener


Online registration for the live race will remain open right up until race day or until sold out. We will be checking runners in for the race using our convenient touch free service in the main parking lot along the beach. Runners will park their vehicles and form a socially distant line where our staff safely hands you your race bib, timing chip, custom finisher medal, pins, and complimentary BBC beer (must be 21 or older). Bottled water and grab & go food items will be distributed at the finish line after the race.

5K Run/Walk Registration
$35 through race day or until sold out

5K Virtual Registration
$30 through 3/11/21 or until sold out
*includes shipping of custom medal in Continental USA

Mail-in Registration Option (CLOSED)
If you prefer to mail in your registration, please download both the race waiver and appropriate USATF liability waiver below and mail to the address shown. You must complete and mail BOTH waivers to the address shown on the waiver along with your check payable to iRunWNY.

>St. Patrick's Day Rock'n 5K Application & Waiver
>USATF Waiver (18 and over)
>USATF Waiver (17 and under)

NEW: Virtual Registration Option
Can't make the race... Participate virtually! Simply sign up for the Virtual Race option and you get to choose the location and time to get out on your own and run/walk your 5K between 3/1/21 and 4/1/21. Feel free to use the FREE IYR Virtual App to track and score your run. You will also be able to manually enter your finish time directly to the IYR Results Page starting on 3/1/21 and ending on 4/1/21. We will automatically mail out your St Patrick's Rock'n 5K custom shamrock finisher medal/bottle opener (Continental USA only for shipping). I will continue to hold medals and swag for our Canadian friends until we are able to meet again when the borders reopen!


Our friends at Brickyard Brewing Company in Lewiston will be providing each live race participant with a complimentary 16oz can of one of their great featured beers! You must be 21 or older so be prepared to show ID if requested! You will also receive a special discount coupon for the Brickyard Pub and BBQ Restaurant!

During Covid we are not allowed to host any type of post race celebration so we will be following the ARRIVE ~ RUN ~ LEAVE model. We will provide all participants with bottled water and grab & go food item. This year the Rickard Family Food Catering will prepare delicious corned beef wraps with dipping sauce on the side along with a jumbo shamrock cookie! Fort Niagara is a big park and will be open to the general public, however park officials cannot allow people to gather in large groups. If you do decide to stay and enjoy Fort Niagara please limit your group size to comply with state requirements.

There will be plenty of free parking in the main parking lot near the pool/beach a short 3-4 minute walk to the start/finish area. Please refrain from parking in the Historic Old Fort Niagara parking lot as they are open for business and have asked us to use the main lot for the race.

Hand crafted trophies will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female finishers after both waves are complete. There will be no formal awards ceremony during Covid, however all participants can download custom finisher certificates from the event page and view/share finish line photos following the race!

14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69. 70-74, 75-79, 80 and older.

For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact iRunWNY (Paul Beatty) at 716-998-5777.

In the event of foul weather, public safety concerns, or for any other reason deemed necessary by race organizers (ex: state of emergency, shelter-in-place, limit on social gatherings, etc), we want runners to know up front that we reserve the right to reschedule the event OR convert this to a virtual 5K race. If we convert it to a virtual race, runners will run on their own during a designated window of time and submit their finish time as instructed. Additional information will be presented should we be forced to hold a virtual race. There will be no refunds.

Chip start/chip finish timing services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:

  • FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
  • RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer (not during Covid)
  • Scrolling Results TV Monitor (not during Covid)

Race participants can also use the ITSYourRace platform to view and share finish line photos with family and friends for free on Facebook. Custom finisher certificates can also be downloaded from the results page at no charge!

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When & Where

Mar 13, 2021


9:30 AM

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Beautiful hand-crafted beer tote trophies for the top male & female runners sponsored by
Brickyard Brewing Co.

Sean Scarisbrick is shown picking up his official shamrock finisher medal and FREE BBC draft beer at the 2020 virtual race.


Brickyard Pub & BBQ

Fort Niagara State Park

Historic Old Fort Niagara

This is a fundraising event with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the YVFC Equipment Fund!

Volunteer Fire Co.

Trust Guard Security Scanned