What better way to kick off Day 2 of the St. Patrick's Day weekend of zany activities surrounding the First Ever 20th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade than with the First Ever First Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Zero K® footrace in downtown Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.
The race will cover the 299-foot route of the parade on Historic Bridge Street and end at O'Kelley's Pub, the world's biggest inflatable Irish popup pub.
Sponsored by Michelob Ultra and Arkansas Beverage Sales of Hot Springs
The Zero K entry fee of $20 gets participants a Zero K T-shirt, a finisher’s medal, and a race bib. All proceeds from the Zero K will benefit Tri-Lakes CASA, the organization of Court Appointed Special Advocates for foster children that serves Garland, Hot Spring and Grant Counties.
• First Heat: This one will be for First Place Contenders. Runners should bring their fastest run and try to set a "world record.” Runners will keep their own times.
• Second Heat: This one will be the Leprechaun Dash. Runners are encouraged to dress up in their favorite St. Paddy's Day gear or as their favorite leprechaun and run.
• Third Heat: This one, the Last Place Shootout, is for the slowest racer to cross the finish line while maintaining forward motion. This one is great for younger kids, pets and the laziest of runners.
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Historic Bridge Street
Hot Springs National Park, AR