ABOUT THE RACE


The Celtic Canter is a St. Patrick's Day 5K that benefits local charities Access Carroll and Target Community and Educational Services. The 10th annual Celtic Canter takes place in historic downtown Westminster, MD on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 9am with a picturesque start/finish. Downtown Yoga will host a warm-up session in front of the library starting at 8:30. After the race enjoy a post-race party, awards ceremony and Irish celebration complete with pub crawl, live music, vendors, and activities for children.


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RACE INFO

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PICK UP YOUR RACE PACKET

Athletes may pick up their race packets at the Westminster Fitness Center, 11 Longwell Avenue, Westminster, on Thursday (3/12) and Friday (3/13) from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m and Saturday at Race Headquarters beginning at 7:30 a.m.
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WIN AWARDS

Male and Female/1st & 2nd place in the following age groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 & over.

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MAKE IT A WEEKEND

Celtic Canter Stay & Play Package Stay one or two nights at the Days Inn of Westminster. 1-night: $75, 2-night: $140.
Call us at 410-751-5501 to reserve.

MEET THE ORGANIZERS

Gallagher & Eden Family Dentistry and O'Lordan's Irish Pub founded the Celtic Canter in 2011, in coordination with the City of Westminster. This event continues to grow, celebrating Irish heritage and benefiting local charities.


 

CHARITIES

  • Target Community & Educational Services, Inc.

    "Your participation in the Celtic Canter supports Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. We sincerely appreciate your joining us in our mission to enhance the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, supporting the customized services required for these individuals to be active participants in our community, reach their full potential, secure and maintain meaningful employment, live as independently as possible, and to enjoy a high quality of life. Your support makes a positive impact in the lives of children and adults with disabilities! Thank you!"

    Target Community & Educational Services, Inc.
    Sandy Sipes, VP, Development & Communications
  • Access Carroll

    "The Celtic Canter is a fantastic community event for all ages, and is a perfect compliment to the health care mission of Access Carroll in ensuring residents most in need have access to integrated  medical, dental, and behavioral health care.  Funding from the Celtic Canter is considered unrestricted and most precious in that Access Carroll can apply these funds to the most needed areas and seek other match funding that requires a direct community involvement.  Being a recipient of the Celtic Canter is both an honor and gives the community at large the opportunity to learn more about our organization while participating in a healthy activity! Every registration at the Celtic Canter impacts the community for better health!"

    Access Carroll
    Tammy Black, BSN, RN, Executive Director
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LEPRECHAUN CHASE

Kids' Fun Run

Don't forget to register your kids (12 & under) for the Leprechaun Chase, a 1-Mile Fun Run, held at 10:00 a.m. following the Celtic Canter 5K. All children will receive a race number and a participation medal. Be sure to check out the Kids' Kingdom after the race for Irish games, crafts, and entertainment!

SPONSORS

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please send us an e-mail at WestminsterRec@westgov.com for sponsorship opportunities.


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