The Shamrockin’ Half Marathon’s on Sunday


Help spread the luck of the Irish this Sunday, March 14 to the 5,000 plus runners and walkers taking part in the Sixth Annual Shamrock’n Half Marathon.

The race starts and ends at Raley Field in West Sacramento and takes participants through parts of downtown Sacramento, past Crocker Park, onto Front Street and through Old Sacramento, across the Tower Bridge and through West Sacramento.

Nearly a dozen live bands—playing music ranging from “high energy street folk” to hard rock—will line the 13.1-mile course, providing entertainment for half-marathoners and spectators alike.

Take special note of those “Runnin’ for Rhett”—you’ll see them decked out in their baby-blue T-shirts. The group is running in honor of Rhett Seevers, who was born in 1997 with cerebral palsy, and died in 2004. The nonprofit foundation, whose mission is to “let Rhett’s story inspire those who feel defeated, to uplift those who feel down and encourage people to take that first step and move into life,” awards scholarships to local college students studying to teach children with special needs in Sacramento County.

For more information, including a map of the event—which starts at 8 a.m.—click here. The race is closed to participants, but, believe me, cheerleaders are always welcome!