Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012
Location: Courthouse, Arlington, VA
Start Time: 9:00AM
Distance: 4 Miles

I-rish I Were Running

With a sell out crowd since its conception in 2010, the Four Courts Four is a local ?must run? with a post-race party second to none in the DC area.

Hosted by our friends at Ireland?s Four Courts Pub, this challenging course finds food, friends, and a bit of liquid courage at the end of the rainbow. Don?t forget our awesome tech tees, chip timing, and of course points for the Pacers Events 2012 Race Series.

Challenge our Pacers leprechaun, Ireland?s native son Robbie Wade, to a showdown on Wilson Boulevard. He?ll start behind you and will do his best to run you down. If you beat Robbie you?ll win a cool prize. If Robbie beats you, well he?ll probably play a few tricks on you until you buy him a Guinness (and we?ll donate a dollar for each leaped runner to the Arlington County Police Benevolent Fund).

Results now available.

Party like you're Irish!

What good is a four mile race without a wee bit of liquid refreshment and entertainment after your morning effort?

Our friends at Ireland's Four Courts sure know how to party, with Irish dancers, live music, and the friendliest bartenders this side of County Waterford.

By far the best post-race party in all the land!

Results now available.

We've got oodles of events this year; check out our lineup and register for more fabulous Pacers Events!

USATF-certified course runs along Wilson Boulevard and Route 110 starting and ending at Ireland's Four Courts. Downhill on first half, uphill on second half. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Course Records:

20:21, Will Viviani (2010)
23:48, Lindsay Ritchings (2010)


What's in a race packet?

Your race packet includes your race bib, timing tag, safety pins, and your race tee.

Timing Tag

Reminder: you must wear the timing tag assigned to you for this specific event. No tag = no time.

D-Tag Instructions

See the button below for a video on how to properly attach your ChronoTrack D-Tag timing tag to your shoe.

For questions related to race packet pick up (e.g. can I pick up for a friend?)

Packet Pick Up

Friday, March 9, 2012
10:00am - 8:00pm

3100 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
(across from the Clarendon METRO Station)

While our staff is super friendly and knowledgeable about product (AND adorable to boot), they may not have all the answers you need regarding the race. If you have questions regarding the race, please don't hesitate to contact us or check out our FAQ page.

Race Morning Packet Pick Up

Saturday, March 10, 2012
7:30am - 9:00am

2051 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
(across from Courthouse METRO)

Start/Finish Location

The Four Courts Four will start and finish at Ireland's Four Courts Pub.

The address of Four Courts is:
2051 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

Bag Check

Bag check will be available on race day morning, and located in the back of Ireland's Four Courts Pub. You can either enter through the bar, or go around either side of the alley way entrance to the rear parking area.

Directions/Public Transportation

Four Courts is located in the heart of the Courthouse neighborhood of Arlington, VA across from the Courthouse METRO. Closest cross streets are Wilson Boulevard & N. Courthouse Road.

METRO station: Courthouse Station. We strongly suggest using METRO on race day. Check METRO schedules to ensure a timely arrival on race day.


Parking on weekends is extremely limited! You may park on Clarendon Boulevard, and some portions Wilson Boulevard.

Be sure to be cognizant of meter rules and no parking signs. Also, if you park on Wilson Boulevard you will experience a delay if you try to leave the race area before the race officially finishes.

Arlington County will ticket and tow.

Post-Race Party!

Join us post-race for the area's best party sponsored by Ireland's Four Courts. Irish dancers, live music, adult beverages . . . you know you deserve it.

Leap The Leprechaun!

Think you can leap the leprechaun? Pacers' own Robbie Wade will start the race 10 minutes (approximate) after the gun and will do his best to beat as many runners to the finish.

If you beat the Pacers leprechaun you'll receive a special prize! If Robbie leaps you? We'll donate a dollar to charity for every runner our leprechaun beats.

Placements based on gun times.

Leap The Leprechaun!

If you beat Robbie Wade, Pacers' own leprechaun, you'll receive a gift compliments of Four Courts.

How do you suppose you'll beat this former Irish junior national champion? He'll start approximately 10 minutes after the gun . . . so get moving!

We'll have an escort with Robbie so you'll know he's coming (or passed you!). Even if Robbie whizzes by you, "no worries" as our mate would say . . . we'll donate a $1 for each "leaped" runner to the Arlington County Police Benevolent Fund.

Placements based on gun times.


Top three overall M/F (no duplicates)

First Place: $100
Second Place: $75
Third Place: $50

Merchandise prizes to the top three M/F in the following age groups: 0-5,6-10, 11-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+

Overall places are based on gun time; age group awards are based on net time.

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