The McGuire's St. Patrick's Day 5k, also known as the McGuire's 5k, is projected to take place on 3/7/2015 in Pensacola. Based on previous races, Road Race Place expects there to be over 9000 finishers in the 2015 McGuire's St. Patrick's Day 5k race. This race has a RRP Race Prestige Rating of 4.5, which is defined as a race that is the top race or festival in a major metropolitan area, is very organized and will also usually have a very well organized expo with a large number of vendors. The race course has been certified as accurate by USA Track and Field.
Disclaimer: Road Race Place LLC does not manage or direct the McGuire's St. Patrick's Day 5k. Please verify the date, time and location of the race as it may change without us being notified. Contact the race director directly for more information.
Note: This map provides an approximate location for the McGuire's St. Patrick's Day 5k.
Outstanding, First-Class Race
Based on 4.5 Star Race Prestige
and 9 User Reviews
Amazing race - 2014 Race By: D. H. - (Pensacola, FL)
Amazing race! This was the first time my family and I participated in this race. I was a little nervous about it, because I have heard about how crowded it can get. I did not have high expectations at first, but the moment we had arrived I was so glad we decided to do the race. Everything was so much fun! From everyone wearing green, the breakfast (hot choc., bagels etc) the race itself was very well organized for the amount of people there. The after party was a blast, lot's of food and drinks, we hardly had to wait in any lines, the food was quick and tasted great. We are looking forward to next years race.
Date Posted: 2014-09-09Review Quality:Very Helpful Race Review
Not worth doing. - 2014 Race By: D. O. - (Pensacola, FL)
This race was supposed to be about guessing your time and finishing as close as possible, without timers or watches. About 80% of the people were timing the race and checking phones and watches to see if they needed to speed up or slow down. Do this race for fun only. It's not even being monitored for cheating. Real disappointed in this race.
Date Posted: 2014-04-10Review Quality:Helpful Race Review
Loved the race - 2013 Race By: Strick S. - (Opp, AL)
This is a big party, with lots of costumes. Come with fun on your mind. If you want to seriously run,get there early and start up front. This race is a fund raiser for our injured military. McGuires does a great job!! I've been doing this event for the last 5 years and it's a blast every year! Sure it's crowded, but never a dull moment.
Date Posted: 2013-12-16Review Quality:Helpful Race Review
Didn't like the race - 2013 Race By: M. S. - (Crestview, FL)
It was extremely over crowded and hard to move for a lot of the course.
I registered way in advance and I was unable to get a nice shirt because all they had were XS and was stuck with an XL white t-shirt. I gave my size so there should have been one available for me.
Also, the course was not well marked and a lot of people were confused on which direction to go and missed a whole loop of the course.
The after party was a mess. The crowds were so thick for drinks that if you wanted one you had to wait almost an hour for an irish wake and at least 20 mins for a beer. I know a lot of people who left to go buy drinks.
I had heard such good things about this race and was sadly disappointed.
Date Posted: 2013-03-25Review Quality:Very Helpful Race Review
Loved the race - 2013 Race By: Thomas Brame - (Pensacola, FL)
I ran this race with my 9 year old daughter. This is her 3rd year and my 5th year. We love it. No pressure, just a good, fun atmosphere. We leave before the after party but it is a great time for everyone involved.
Date Posted: 2013-03-14Review Quality:Race Review Lacks Details
Loved the race - 2012 Race By: M. W. - (Pensacola, FL)
I have run this race yearly since 2008, the atmosphere is AMAZING! There is an Irish band up on stage afterward, good hearty food and lots to drink. It's like an Irish block party after a nice run and a lot of the proceeds go to worthy charities.
Date Posted: 2013-03-06Review Quality:Helpful Race Review
Loved the race - 2012 Race By: S. B. - (Gulf Breeze, FL)
The race was alot of fun, and everyone seemed to take it that way. Awesome party after. My only complaint was that getting to the start line was difficult due to the amount of people. Maybe separate runners and walkers next time.
Date Posted: 2012-04-02Review Quality:Helpful Race Review
Loved the race - 2012 Race By: M. P. - (Natrona Heights, PA)
I won't call it a race...Its more like a party with 15,000 of my closest friends who broke out into a 5k run.
Date Posted: 2012-03-10Review Quality:Race Review Lacks Details
Loved the race - 2011 Race By: D. S. - (Fairhope, AL)
The party is what makes this race fun! Registration & packet pick up was easy. The course is easy easy easy and very scenic. Loved the Irish Wakes! (maybe too much;-p)
Date Posted: 2012-01-16Review Quality:Helpful Race Review