Back in March we were forced to postpone the Shamrock Shuffle 4 days out from the race. The plan was to reschedule the race once it had been determined by health officials the risk to the public has been alleviated. It hasn’t.
Unfortunately, the decision has been made that the 2020 Shamrock Shuffle Road Race will not be held this year. As you might imagine there is a lot of planning and logistics involved with producing a race this size. The race related merchandise had to be ordered well ahead of time, sponsors were solicited and then committed to the race, the race has scholarship obligations to fulfill each year and the charities were and are anticipating the funds we promised and Ordinary Joe’s put a lot of money, time and planning into the post-race party.
There were a lot of ways this could have gone but this is what we came up with. If you registered for the 2020 race you are automatically registered for the race to be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Even if the price goes up for 2021 you will be locked into next year’s race at the 2020 price. Any merchandise you would have received in 2020 will be in your race bag in 2021.
Same goes for the Kid’s Race, the Mini Shuffle. If your registered runner turns 13 before Saturday, March 13, 2021 they will still be eligible to run in the kids’ race. If the child turns 13 years old and would like to move up to the main race full distance they are certainly welcome to do that at no additional charge.
When you registered for the Shamrock Shuffle Road Race you agreed to the race’s no refund policy. All the money promised to the charities will be going to the charities. The Shamrock Shuffle has donated over $75,000 over the years to organizations and individuals in need.
Please keep in mind that all these plans can be derailed if the Covid-19 virus has not abated. As we get closer look out for additional information as it becomes available. Thank you for your understanding and patience and stay safe! Please do not contact Fast Track Timing. For any questions or concerns you can call the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department at (860)945-5246.