Shamrock Stride Walk

Days until: Race Weekend

Shamrock Stride Walk

The scenic Shamrock Stride Walk is an annual Portland tradition! If you want to enjoy all of the Portland Shamrock fun without the run, this is the event for you.

Event Details

Date: Sunday, March 17, 2024
Start Time: 10:30am
Distance: 4 Miles (walkers only, untimed)
Start Location: SW Naito Parkway & Pine St
Finish Location: SW Naito & Yamhill St

Stride Walk Packet Pick-up

Friday, March 15th
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Oregon Convention Center, Hall D

Saturday, March 16th
10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Oregon Convention Center, Hall D

Runner Perks

  • Shamrock-themed finisher medal
  • Premium event shirt
  • (1) complimentary beer at the Beer Garden
  • A bowl of hearty oatmeal provided by Bob’s Red Mill
  • Finish-area refreshments

Event Information


There are multiple parking areas in Downtown Portland within walking distance of the start and finish lines of the Shamrock Run Portland.  Review the Parking page of our website for updated information.


There are no aid station locations on the Stride Walk course.  Please plan to bring your own hydration if you think you will need it during your walk.


Gear check will be located in a large tent in Waterfront Park near The Morrison Bridge — identified as “Gear Check”.  Participants can leave their warm-up clothing for safe-keeping during the event.

Gear Check will open to drop off bags at 7:00am and must be picked up no later than 12:30pm.  Please do not check backpacks, keys, wallets, purses or other valuables, however.  Gear is checked at your own risk.  The race is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged bags.

Clear, plastic, gear check bags will be available for pick-up at the Race Expo and on race morning at the Gear Check tent.


The course time limit for the Stride Walk is 1:40.  All participants must maintain a 25 minute/mile pace when competing in the Stride Walk to ensure they finish within the time limit.


All participants will receive a finisher’s medal upon completion of the Stride Walk.


There is no age minimum to participate in the Stride Walk.  Participants may push strollers however only those that are registered for the event will receive a race shirt and finisher medal.

Event Shirt

Finisher Medal


The Shamrock Stride 4-Mile Walk follows the City’s most popular path, often referred to as The Bridge Loop. Participants will start their walk on Naito Parkway at SW Pine continuing north to the Steel Bridge. After crossing over the Steel, walkers will turn right and follow the Willamette River south enjoying incredible views of the downtown skyline . You’ll pass the Burnside Bridge (near mile 1), the Morrison, the Hawthrone, the Marquam (near mile 2), and cross over the Tilikum as you work your way back to the Stride’s finish line at Naito and SW Yamhill. The Shamrock Stride is the only event that permits strollers. Please note, the Stride is for walkers only, no runners.