Downtown Wellen | St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon and 5K

If you love to run then it’s your lucky day, we’re getting ready for Wellen Park’s St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon and 5K! Read on to learn the who, what, when, and where of our inaugural half marathon and second annual 5K, and be sure to register here if you’d like to participate.

Runners participating in last year’s St. Patrick’s Day race.


Both runs are open to all — walkers, strollers, and leashed dogs are welcome to join in on the fun. 

Award categories include Male/Female Overall Winners, Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Grand Masters, and Veterans. There will also be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards presented in 15 age groups ranging from 13-80+. Donations and a portion of race proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of Southwest Florida!

Participants pose next to the Door of Fame.


This event isn’t just about the races, participants will also be able to get a first look into Downtown Wellen as each event will begin and end in the downtown area’s brand-new outdoor gathering areas. 

Music lovers, rejoice! There will be a catered live music performance held at Downtown Wellen’s Solis Hall following the event.

Packet pickup begins Thursday, March 16th.


Grab your calendar and browse the order of events: 

Thursday, March 16th:

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Packet pickup at Solis Hall at Downtown Wellen

Saturday, March 18th: 

10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Packet pickup at Solis Hall at Downtown Wellen

Sunday, March 19th:

6:15 – 7:15 am: Race day packet pickup and registration

7:30 am: Half marathon begins

7:45 am: 5K begins

8:00 am: Post-race food and beverages

9:35 am: Award ceremony begins


St. Patrick’s Day 5K route map.

St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon route map.


Solis Hall, Downtown Wellen’s brand-new town hall and event space, is the place to be the entire race weekend. This is where you’ll go to pick up your packet, begin and end each race, and gather for post-run festivities. 

Solis Hall: 19745 Wellen Park Blvd Venice, FL US 34293

See above for each run mapped out, with details such as distance and elevation included. 

We hope to see you there, and don’t forget to register here! 

Our last order of business: A huge thank you to our sponsors, Mattamy Homes, Florida Lakes Spa and Florida Lakes Vein Center, Capstan Financial Consulting, Lennar, Willis Smith Construction, The de Moya Group, Stillwell, Tropia Wellen Park, AMC Contracting, and Streetsense

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