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Please join us as we run, walk, and roll in our 5K! Members, friends, and family are all welcome to join us as we raise money to support MSU RCPD. 

When:  March 25th, 2023

Who: Anyone!




434 Farm Ln
East Lansing, MI US 48824

2023 race is back in-person!

The Tower Guard class of 2000 founded the Shamrock 5k Run – Walk – Roll as an annual event to raise funds for the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities serving spartans students! This year we carry on the tradition and are hosting the 23rd Annual Shamrock 5k on March 25, 2023 at 10:00 am at the MSU Auditorium, located on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Michigan. 


Tower Guard collaborates with the RCPD to help scribe for exams, create more accessible textbooks, hold one-on-one tutoring, and build a more inclusive environment for all Spartans. Well over 85% of the reading for the visually impaired is done by Tower Guard, thus maintaining MSU's outstanding service to students with disabilities. Tower Guard was founded in 1934 by May Shaw, the wife of former MSU president Robert Shaw. She founded the then all female honor society as a service oriented organization which would help to serve the needs of visually impaired students at Michigan State University. In 1977, membership was opened to the outstanding male students on campus in addition to the female students. Each year, approximately 80 sophomores carry on the tradition of academic excellence, leadership, outstanding character, and commitment to service. 

Pricing: $30 until March 20th, then $35. MSU Students $5 discount. Be sure to register early there is no race-day registration. 


T-shirts are guaranteed for those who register by March 13th. T-shirts available after that date as supplies last.

Team pricing available - Form a team of 10 or more people and receive $5 off per participant. Details below.

Family pricing available - Sign up 3 or more people from the same household, at the same time, and save $3 per participant.  (not valid for MSU Students)

See below for details on how to get 50% off your registration fee!

We hope this race will be the biggest and best Shamrock 5K yet! The 5K committee has been hard at work organizing the details that will make the atmosphere fun for participants of all ages and abilities: you can look forward to music, complimentary food and drinks, hundreds of dollars worth of raffle prizes from local businesses, and an appearance by Sparty (dependent on March Madness scheduling)! Participants receive a Shamrock Run - Walk - Roll T-shirt (guaranteed with registration by 3/13) and qualifies for raffle prizes just by registering for the race. Additionally, for the first time ever we are pleased to announce we will be giving tours of our very own Beaumont Tower both during and after the conclusion of the event! Best of all, because of the awesome fundraising efforts of our committee, almost every dollar of your registration fee goes straight to the RCPD! 

All contributions and race to benefit the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities endowed programming.

We look forward to seeing you at the 23rd Annual Shamrock 5K!

The race will be professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be available live during the race and on this page.

Race Contact Info


If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Tower Guard's Annual Shamrock 5K

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