Downtown Albany Irish Sweat-er 5K

Downtown Albany Irish Sweat-er 5K

5K race along Albany St. Patrick's Day Parade route

The Irish American Heritage Museum, in partnership with the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) and ARE Event Productions, presents the second annual Irish Sweat-er 5K in downtown Albany on Saturday, March 16, 2019. This fun run for all ages takes place along the route of the 69th Annual Albany St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 12:00 PM, just before the parade steps off. The start and finish line for the race will be at State and James Streets. 

Cost | $25 - $35 | Register online
Course map

Online registration for the 5K is now open at Early-bird registration is just $25, with fees increasing to $30 on March 4 and $35 day-of-race.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT: Refer 3 friends via your registration code and have half your entry refunded! 

  • All runners will receive a free gift with registration and an invitation to the post-race celebration at the Irish American Heritage Museum (370 Broadway).
  • Runners are encouraged to sign up as teams, with a special discounted rate available to registrants who refer three or more friends.

Packet pickup:

  • Friday, March 15 at Public House 42 (42 Eagle St, Albany NY 12207) from 4 - 7 PM. Enjoy $4 IPA and $6 Stoli drink specials with your race bib. 
  • Day-of-race, Saturday, March 16 at the start and finish line (State & James Streets) from 10 AM - 12 PM
  • Last-minute registration will be available at both locations

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Irish American Heritage Museum, a permanently chartered 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and telling the story of the contributions of the Irish people and their culture in America. The Museum provides year-round access to exhibits and the Paul O’Dwyer Library, as well as lectures, presentations, film screenings, book signings, and other special programs.

Learn more about the Irish American Heritage Museum at

The Irish Sweat-er 5K is sponsored by the Irish American Heritage Museum, the Downtown Albany BID, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties, Integro Insurance Brokers, Macaluso Wealth Management, Pine Street Capital Partners, and M&T Bank. This event is supported in part by the Amplify Albany Grant Program, a program a made possible by the City of Albany Capital Resource Corporation and Capitalize Albany Corporation.

Ground rules: no alcoholic beverages, glass containers, pets or animals of any kind (excluding ADA-defined service animals). Event organizers reserve the right to cancel the race due to weather conditions that cause the running surface to be hazardous to the runners’ safety. Event organizers are not responsible for lost bibs.

FREE PARKING available at the nearby Green-Hudson Garage (45 Hudson Ave), the Riverfront Garage (Broadway & Columbia St), the Quackenbush Garage (Broadway & Orange St), and in on-street spaces. Visit for more information. 

March 16, 2019 | 12:00 PM
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