Route of Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run on March 14 Will Be Entirely in Newtown Borough | Newtown News of Interest |

UPDATE (3/13/20): This event has been CANCELLED due to coronavirus.


[Newtown Borough Council] approved a revised Special Event Application for the Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run to be held on Saturday, March 14 in Newtown Borough.

“This is another great opportunity to show off our town and bring an economic factor,” said Councilman Bob Szwajkos. “The cooperation of activity people, council and business is very important and we’re doing it better than ever.”

More than 850 runners took part in last year’s shuffle, which will wind its way through the residential streets of Newtown Borough in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Parking will be at Council Rock North High School and at the parking lot across from Olde Saint Andrew Church on Sycamore Street with shuttle service to and from the start and finish of the race.

The run, sponsored by Boss Events, will take place from 9 to 10 A.M. along a revised race course through Newtown Borough. The race will start and finish on North State Street and will use Edgeboro Drive, Liberty Street, Green Street, North Congress and North Chancellor streets.

“Rather than 800 participants winding up at the Green Parrot, they’re going to be in the borough eating in our restaurants, shopping in our stores rather in the township,” said Police Chief James Sabath, of the revised course.

A Love For Life, a Newtown Borough-based nonprofit supporting pancreatic cancer research, has been named the event’s official charity partner.

Organizers said participants in this year’s race will receive great swag, including an official event t-shirt, a finisher medal and charms.

In addition, participants will be eligible for specials and discounts from local merchants and restaurants, including the Temperance House, the Coffee Room, Salt Cave, Newtown Brewing Company, LaStalla,Newtown Hardware House, Isaac Newton’s, the ProShop and more. For additional information and to register, visit