ABOUT THE RACE


Join Us This Year For The Celtic Canter 5K On March 12, 2022!


The Celtic Canter takes place in historic downtown Westminster, MD on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 9AM! The course starts and finishes at the Irish Festival on Main Street in Downtown Westminster. Registration includes a long-sleeve t-shirt or upgrade to a hooded sweatshirt for an additional $20, post-race beverage (beer for 21+ or a bottled water) & refreshments, and an awards ceremony. The Irish Festival is held from 8AM-Noon and is complete with a 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 Recreation and Parks Department, 11 Longwell Avenue, Westminster, MD, on Thursday (3/10) and Friday (3/11) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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PRICING

Register ONLINE or IN-PERSON at the Westminster Family Fitness Center - 11 Longwell Avenue for $32. Registration increases on March 9 at 12:01 p.m. to $37 per runner. You will also be able to register at Race Headquarters on 3/12 from 7:30 AM-Race Start for $37.

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WIN AWARDS

Male and Female/1st & 2nd place in the following age groups: 10 & under, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 & over. First Overall (Male & Female) & Masters 40+(Male & Female)

Team Awards: Sign up with others and create teams to win prizes. (Team Prize requirement is a minimum of 4). Prizes awarded for the fastest team and the best dressed team.

MEET THE ORGANIZERS

Gallagher & Kuhn Dental Group 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.


 

COVID-19 ACTION PLAN

We will continue to monitor the CDC and the State of Maryland’s COVID safety plans to ensure we are following the most up-to-date guidelines for participant safety. This action plan outlines the protocols we have put in place to ensure a safe and hygienic event, with the knowledge that these are subject to change based on updated information published by the CDC and the state of Maryland.
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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!

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Fun Run/Walk

Calling all budding athletes and/or couch potatoes! Join us for a morning of glory, celebration, and participation medals to raise money for a great organization: Crossroads Missions. Doing great things for local people. Basic Registration ($20): All finishers will receive a pretentious oval Euro-style 0.5K magnet that you can attach to the back of your car to show everyone how athletic you are. Longsleeve T-shirt of course. Participation medals (everyone gets recognized for their achievements at this event, because we are all about positivity and self-worth). Coffee and donut station at the halfway point for carb-loading and energy. Finish line photos. VIP Registration Package ($25 per person): Feeling Like a VIP? For an extra $5.00, you get all the great stuff in the basic package PLUS… More cool stuff in your swag bag… because you’re the VIP! And you don’t even have to run if you don’t want! Why? Because you’re the VIP! Plus, the extra money goes to Crossroads Missions (who does great things for local people). Running Late Package: Basic Registration $25 per person after 12:01PM on 3/9.

SPONSORS

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


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