Chase that 'Pot O' Gold' in SUNY Potsdam Shamrock Walk/Run 5K


Everyone is invited to “go for the green” by joining your neighbors at SUNY Potsdam’s 5th Annual Shamrock 5K Walk/Run, sponsored by the College’s Department of Athletics.

The annual St. Patrick’s Day race will be offered on Thursday, March 17, starting at the Maxcy Hall Athletic Complex ramp. Walkers leave at 4:15 p.m., and runners start at 4:30 p.m.

“The Shamrock Run is a great way to get outside and do something fun and active on St. Patty’s Day. This is our fifth year, and the event has grown from 40 participants to more than 200 runners and walkers in 2010,” said Fitness Center Director Tanya Hewitt. “It’s a lot a fun and we look forward to sporting our green on March 17!”

Registration is free to all SUNY Potsdam students with a valid ID, and there is a pre-registration fee of $15 or a race day registration fee of $20 for all others. The first 250 registrants will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt, and prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers.

Pre-registration is available until Wednesday, March 16, by filling out forms available in the Fitness Center or online by clicking the shamrock link at

For more information, contact the SUNY Potsdam Fitness Center at (315) 267-3351.

Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,350 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts.