The McGuire’s St. Patrick’s Day 5K, also known as the McGuire’s 5k, takes place in Pensacola, Florida, USA. This is one of the largest race events in the Pensacola and the nation’s largest prediction run. The race is organized by McGuire’s Irish Pub which is a popular Pensacola restaurant and local landmark. Each Runner/Walker predicts how long it will take them to complete the course, the finishers that come closest to their prediction wins.
Tens thousands locals and tourists took part in the nation’s largest prediction run in 2015. Awards go to the fastest as well as the most accurate in predicting the time it will take to complete the course.
Men: 9:00 a.m
Women: 9:00 a.m
The entry fees is $30. Race day registration will be $35 which will be open between 6:30 am – 8:00 am. To participate in McGuire’s St. Patrick’s Day 5K you can register in the official website. For team participation, the team captain should first create the team and then register.
Course / Route Map
The 36th Annual McGuire’s St. Patrick’s Day 5k Run starts and finishes at McGuire’s Irish Pub in downtown Pensacola. The course leads the runners through Bayfront, 9th Avenue, Romana, 10th Avenue, Salamanca, Intendencia, Jefferson, Capt Funs, Grand Hotel, Civic Center and Gregory. You must be able to run or walk 3.1 miles in under one hour. The course will open to traffic at 10 a.m. Stragglers will be picked up by McGuire’s bus. The race course has been certified as accurate by USA Track and Field.
Race Profile / Elevation Map
Time Limits & Cutoffs
- Participants must be able to run or walk the 3.1 mile (5k) course in under one hour.
- As this is a Prediction Run participants can run for speed and/or their predicted time.
Prize Money & Awards
McGuire’s gives awards for prediction winners and speed winners in several male, female and team categories.
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
All the participants will be given a T-shirt which is included with registration. T-SHIRT SIZES ARE NOT GUARANTEED.
Water Stops & Refreshments
- A free pre-race breakfast including donuts, bagels, fruit, juice and coffee will be provided.
- After the race it’s Pensacola’s BEST post-race party featuring Rich McDuff’s Irish Sing-a-long, Coffee, Irish Fare, Irish Wakes, Bud Light, McGuire’s Red Ale and soft drinks.
Expected Race Day Weather
The temperature typically varies from 53°F to 66°F and is rarely below 39°F or above 74°F.