Knox Shamrock Fest™ spans two days: Friday, March 15th, 2019, 3pm-10pm, and Saturday, March 16th, 2019, 10am-10pm, in Market Square, downtown Knoxville. The Knox Shamrock Fest™ is appropriate for the entire family! We will have festive music, live concerts, inflatable bounce houses, slides and an obstacle course, carousel & crafts for the little ones, face painting, balloon twisting, midway games, prizes, vendors and other fun activities for kids of all ages. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. For those age 21 years or older, green beer, Guinness, Irish whiskey & wine will be available for purchase (must show legal identification).
Tickets will be on sale at the festival for children’s activities, games and food/snacks; cash and credit cards accepted. Tickets are $1 each or 12 tickets for $10; midway games, balloon twisting, face painting, and other children’s activities will be available for 1 ticket, 2 tickets or 3 tickets, depending on the attraction. If you are participating in the Lucky Kidney Run, you may purchase tickets during online registration and pick them up during the Lucky Kidney Run™ early packet pick-up on Friday, March 15th, 3p-8p, in Market Square at the Ticket Sales Tent.
Did you know that 1 in 7 Americans has kidney disease? That’s 30 million people! However, 96% of those with early kidney disease (stages 1 and 2) don’t even know they have CKD. And of those with severely reduced kidney function, (stage 4) but not on dialysis, 48%, are not aware of having the disease.*
Registration is almost open for our 2019 Lucky Kidney Run™! The Lucky Kidney Run™ will begin at 10am on Saturday, March 16th, 2019, featuring 6K & 2K courses, beginning & ending in Market Square, downtown Knoxville. The 6k course is an out-and-back down Gay Street, through the Historic 4th & Gill neighborhood. The 2K course is a similar out-and-back down Gay Street, turning down several side streets and circling back to Gay. Awards ceremony to follow at approximately 10:45am.
Registration fee includes 6K or 2K race entry, a custom-designed, high-quality race shirt and a race packet full of race information and swag. Regular registration is $35/person for ages 13+; registration for children 9-12 years old is $20/person but does NOT include a race shirt; registration for children ages 8 and under is FREE but does NOT include a race shirt. Extra race shirts may be purchased online during registration process, or in person at early packet pickup (while supplies last). Shirt sizes are available in youth and adult sizes.