The Wild Irish Run 5K/10K held on March 11, 2023, will mark its 45th anniverasary. In 1979, The Wild Irish Run was called the Lake Guntersville 10,000 hosted by the Lake Guntersville Track Club. This course became sanctioned in 1980 by the Road Runners Club of America and added .2 miles to be an official 10K course. In 1984, this race was held on Saint Patrick's Day and subtitiled the "1984 Saint Patrick's Wild Irish Run". And the "Wild Irish Run" name stuck.
This race has earned the reputation of being one of the oldest 10K races in Alabama and has been chosen as an Alabama TopTen Event in past years. This all-paved fast course with small rolling hills takes you through downtown Guntersville and a scenic tour along beautiful Lake Guntersville (certified course # AL12015JD)
Within the last 10 years, due to the popularity to the shorter runs, we implemented and had certified a 5K course into our Wild Irish Run event. Our 5K race is an all-paved surface that takes you through a scenic trail along Lake Guntersville (certified course # AL19009JE)
The Wild Irish Run 5K/10K is now hosted by the City of Guntersville Recreation Departemnt and is held on the Saturday of or before the holiday.
Event details and schedule
The 45th Wild Irish Run will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023
Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, March 10, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and again Saturday, March 11 from 5:00 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.
10K Race will begin at 7:00 .am. Sharp. 5K will begin at 7:05 a.m.