St Paddy's 8K and 1K Kilt Run Presented by

Raleigh, NC

About this Event


The start line for the 8K and Kilt Run is behind the Raleigh Beer Garden (614 Glenwood Ave) on West St.

We need a lot of volunteers for the St. Paddy's 8K and Kilt Run.  If you are not running or have a family member who can help us out, please sign up and join us!

The nOg Run Club invites you to join us for the 8th annual running of the St. Paddy’s 8K as we again look to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Kilt Run with a short 3 block run prior to the 8K! 

We will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Kilt Run with a short 1K (less than half a mile) run/walk at 9:30am prior to the 8K beginning at 10:30am.  Don your best kilt for an afternoon of running and fun in downtown Raleigh.  After the run, celebrate in the outdoor space behind the Raleigh Beer Garden with live Irish music, food, and the first beer is free to all runners of the 8K!  The current Guinness World Record was set in 2012 in Perth, Ontario with 1,764 runners.  With your help, we can beat their record!

8K includes entry into the kilt run, tech shirt, craft beer, and finishers medal:
  • $30 through 1/4/16
  • $33 through 2/15/16
  • $36 through 3/16/16
  • $40 at packet pickup and race morning

Kilt Run Only Registration (MUST wear a kilt):

  • $5 for Kilt Run Only
  • $20 for Kilt Run, event shirt, and beer

If you can't join us on March 19th, register for "virtual" 8K and we will mail you a shirt and finishers medal.  100% of the money will be donated to our charities.

2016 St. Paddy's 8K Course


Guinness World Record Kilt Run

The kilt run is a 3 block run and is open to anyone who has a kilt!  Guinness defines a kilt as a plaid, knee length garment that buckles.  IF YOU KILT DOES NOT HAVE A BUCKLE, PLEASE WEAR A BELT!  Sport Kilt is our official kilt sponsor.  Save 10% off their entire site with code WRKILTRUN16.  Costume kilts can also be purchased when you register for $22.

Runners in kilts will be recorded entering the "holding area" on West St. at 8:30am.  We need to make sure everyone is on video wearing their kilt to submit to Guinness. The kilt run will start at 9:30am followed by the 8K at 10:30am.

FREE Kids Run

We even have FREE entertainment for the children!  The 150 meter kids run will start at 10:45.

All children will receive a medal after crossing the finish line.

Along with the live music, this is a perfect way to keep your little ones entertained during the 8K.

Packet Pickup

  • Thursday, March 17th- Fleet Feet Raleigh (Ridgewood) from 4-7pm
  • Friday, March 18th- Raleigh Beer Garden from 4-7pm
  • Saturday, March 19th- Raleigh Beer Garden from 7-10:15am

After Party

This is not your every day race.  We will have LIVE music! 

Bands include:

Wake & District Pipe Band
9 Times Around
More to Come!

Sorry, refunds will not be issued.  100% of the proceeds from the St. Paddy's 8K and Kilt Run will be donated to charity.

Due to our liability insurance, dogs are NOT allowed on the course.  We do allow strollers but we ask you to start towards the back.

When & Where

Mar 19, 2016


9:30 AM

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