ShamRock the 'Ville
With "couch to 5K" running programs becoming a popular fitness trend, the folks behind ShamRock the 'Ville had the idea of making a fun, energizing community event out of it. While technically a competition, runners are encouraged to have as much fun as they can and go at their own pace. St. Patrick's Day costumes are welcome and runners will receive shouts of encouragement for each block they complete.
For experienced runners who want to get a work out or those who are working toward fitness goals there is a USATF certified 5K (3.1 miles) race that begins in downtown Bartlesville at 6th and Jennings. For beginners or those who just want to take it easier, there is also a one mile fun run beginning right after the 5K starts. Costumes are more than welcome during the fun run, as are walkers and anyone else who wants to participate. Taking the couch to 5K concept literally, there will also be an actual couch race with teams vying for the winning prize. Beginning right after the 5K is over, the couch race consists of teams putting wheels on couches, the lightest competitors riding the couch, and the strongest pushing them to victory. This hilarious event is always a crowd favorite.