No blarney, this is a fast and flat 5K! Get in your favorite green gear for a St. Paddy’s themed race that starts and finishes in front of Niantic Bay Bicycles. Run by the quiet, off-season cottages in the Pine Grove community of Niantic.

Swag includes Irish themed knit socks. Participants 21+ (with ID) also enjoy an ice cold craft beer from Five Churches Brewing and everyone enjoys some fresh food to re-fuel, featuring fresh baked bagels and Irish inspired Donuts from Flanders Donuts & Baker Shop.

Lucky Challenge – Participate in all 4 O’ Races and earn the big bling! Check out the options for virtual/in-person combos to achieve the Lucky Challenge goal. Start with O’Shenanigans, then take on the Courthouse O’Putnam, O’Niantic and either the O’Hartford 5K or 10K. DETAILS

New Lil’ Lucky Challenge – Not up for all four O’ Races? Be a part of the special Lil’ Lucky weekend Challenge, participant in this 2 O’ Race challenge to earn special bling! Take part in both the O’ Niantic 5K and either the O’ Hartford 5K or 10K and earn the Lil’ Lucky medal! DETAILS

HMF FitKids: Bring the little leprechauns for the FitKids Run, a ¼ mile, ½ mile or mile race for kids ages 2-11.

Give Back: Please help give back to the community that has opened their streets for race participants. Donate nonperishable food in the HMF Can tent at Packet Pickup to support the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center. HMF Can is supported by Stop & Shop, pick up a free reusable shopping bag as a thanks for your donation; plus, all who donate are entered in a raffle for a prize.

#oniantic – Share race moments and visit the Facebook Event page to connect with other participants.