Race Info Blarney Blitz

The Blarney Blitz 5K is Central Illinois' St. Patrick's Day themed race.

Race swag will sell out at 1000 participants. However, you may still register for the race and enjoy the post-race party festivities.

We kick everything off with a 5K run/walk at 8:00 AM, and then finish up at Kelleher's Irish Pub on Water St. for a St. Paddy's Party that won't dissapoint!


  • Super Early Bird Pricing -- $25 through January 15th

  • Early Pricing -- $30 through January 31st

  • Normal Pricing -- $35 through February 28th

  • Late Pricing -- $40 through March 9th

  • Race Day -- $45 (March 10th)

*There are no refunds and no transfer options available.

Quick Info

Date: March 16, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM

Location: 619 SW Water St., Peoria, IL 61602

Distance: 5K (3.1 Miles)

Packet Pick-Up: Friday (3/15) 11am - 6pm at Running Central and Race Day (3/16) 7 - 7:45am at Running Central


1. Run/Walk

This flat 5K course takes place along Peoria's riverfront with the start and finish outside of Kelleher's Irish Pub on SW Water St. near the corner of Walnut and Water Streets.

Each participant will receive a race specific 21oz drink stein, 1 drink token, beads, and entrance to the post-race party with LIVE Irish music from Turas! **Please note - Race swag (stein and beads) are limited first 1200 participants registered.


2. Party

Party with us after the race at Kelleher's Irish Pub! We'll have LIVE music from the Irish band Turas. Plus, race participants will receive 1 drink token and a small spread of light appetizers. Participants will have the option to purchase additional tokens for $3 each during registration.


3. Awards

Age Group Awards are awarded to the Top overall male and female and to the Top 3 male and female in each age group. The age groups are broken down into 5 year groups as follows:

9 & Under30 - 3455 - 59
10 - 1435 - 3960 - 64
15 - 1840 - 4465 +
19 - 2445 - 49
25 - 2950 - 54