Pub Shuffle 2020

Event Postponed until further notice | Duluth, MN

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Pub Shuffle 2020

Event Postponed due to covid-19 precautions. 

Posted March 13th, at 2:43pm

Important Update for Pub Shuffle due to COVID-19: Event Postponed

Today, at 1pm, during Governor Walz’s “Declaration of a Peacetime State of Emergency ”, Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm laid out a recommendation of “community level strategies” to slow down and spread out the impact of the COVID-19 virus. A major piece of these strategies is the recommendation to cancel or postpone smaller events of less than 250 people where “social distancing” of at least 6 feet is not possible. A second major part of these strategies is to reduce prolonged contact between individuals of ten minutes or greater.

Based on these recommendations we have decided to postpone the Pub Shuffle to a later date.

The Pub Shuffle is unique in that it places many participants into a small space, inside, where social distancing of 6 feet is not possible for extended periods of time.

We know that our decision affects your weekend and future plans. Please know that we are doing this for the best interests of our participants and the greater Duluth community. We consider ourselves a health conscious business and we want to make sure we are doing our part to protect our community members.

We’ll stay in touch as to the future date of the 2020 Pub Shuffle once we’ve coordinated with the City of Duluth, Ursa Minor, Wild State, and Bent Paddle.

We appreciate your support and thank you for understanding.


All of us at Duluth Running Co.


Get ready for a super fun St. Patrick’s celebration run on Sunday, March 15th, 2020.

The Shamrock Pub Shuffle is a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day through the spirit of running and gathering at the local pub.

This year’s event brings an entirely new course and new pubs as we run through the Lincoln Park craft district. The 2.8 mile fun run begins next to Wild State Cider. Following mostly the cross city path (lakewalk extension) we run/walk together in waves to Bent Paddle first, then to Ursa Minor. At each of the first two stops you will have 15 minutes to grab a drink before your wave heads back to the finisher festival at Wild State Cider.

A portion of proceeds from this event go to benefit the Twin Ports Miracle League (501 C3).

This event is not a race. Costumes are welcome and encouraged! Put on your best green gear!

For just $20, you get entry into the event, a souvenir stainless steel glass.

This is an age 21 and up event.

Sorry, no refunds or transfers.



The first 400 registrants in the Shamrock Pub Shuffle receive a stainless steel cup with a carabiner handle. $20 Value.

Each pub will be offering discounted drinks for all participants. These include:

  • Bent Paddle: Pint upgrades for all taps and N/A beers
  • Wild State Cider: $1 off Semi Dry cider
  • Ursa Minor: $1 off all pints

All registrants receive an entry into the Wild State Cider After Party. There will be live music, a costume contest, and Wild State is offer $1 off their signature Semi Dry Cider! Here’s the agenda:

3:00pm-Live music by Cyr and the Cosmonauts starts

4:15pm-Costume Contest. We will be doing prizes for best individual and best group costume! Prizes include a $25 Gift Card to Wild State Cider for the individual and growlers for each person for the best group costume.

4:30pm-Live music continues. Enjoy your drinks and the fun!

Get the “Lincoln Park Special” for just $45 through 3/16/20!

The Lincoln Park Special includes:

  • Entry into the Duluth Running Co. Pub Shuffle ($20 Value) held on March 15th, 2020. Entry includes a stainless carabiner cup.
  • Entry into the Festiversary Beer Mile Classic ($20 Value), which also includes: four 7oz Bent Paddle Classic beers and a customized race bib with your first name on it.
  • A VIP Festiversary Ticket which gets you early access into Festiversary ($25 Value)! Get in an hour early before the official doors open at 2pm. Festiversary tickets sell for $25 at the door…you must purchase the Lincoln Park Special to receive a Festiversary Ticket through this event.
  • A Festiversary pint glass
  • A complimentary beer ticket at Festiversary


Wave Information:

During registration you will choose your desired pace and wave assignment. Choose a wave and pace that you are comfortable running/walking.  Remember this is not a race. The goal is to have fun! Each wave will have approximately 50 to 75 people. We run (walk if in a walking wave) together as a group. Participants are required to stay behind the group leaders at all times and obey all traffic laws. We highly encourage
you to start and continue with the wave you are assigned to, so the event runs smooth. If you need to switch waves during the event, wait for the next at one of the first two pubs. All participants start from Wild State Cider.

You may switch into a different wave before the event starts on Sunday. So for instance, if you chose to be in wave 3 when registering, and all your friends are in wave 4, just go ahead and start with wave 4. We don’t need to know that you are switching waves. For our purposes, wave assignments simply allow us to have an approximate gauge on the numbers in each group so we can make this a more seamless event.

 Below are wave and start times (Start at Wild State Cider):

  • Wave 1 starts at 2:00pm: 9 min mile
  • Wave 2 starts at 2:05pm: 10 min mile
  • Wave 3 starts at 2:10pm: 10 min mile
  • Wave 4 starts at 2:15pm: 11 min mile
  • Wave 5 starts at 2:20pm: Walk

March 15th:
Packet Pick Up: 12pm to 2pm
Wild State Cider, 2515 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55806

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