Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Abingdon Police Department

For Immediate Release

 Traffic Information FOr 2016 Shamrock 4miler

The Shamrock 4 Miler will be held Friday, March 11, 2016 in downtown Abingdon. This is a large event that originates, and ends, at the Abingdon Farmers Market on Remsburg Drive. The four mile loop course, and one mile walking loop, guide participants through downtown Abingdon primarily on Valley and Main Streets.

This is the first year that the race has been held before daylight saving time, making this year’s Shamrock event a night race. Motorists are advised to use caution when passing through downtown Abingdon on Friday night.  Be alert for police directing traffic and for participants on the roadways.

Due to race preparations, Remsburg Drive will be closed on Friday at 3 p.m. to allow for set up of the timer station and registration areas. Remsburg will remain closed until 11 p.m. Friday night.

Traffic will be slowed, delayed, and diverted to allow participants to safely complete the course.

Please expect delays on the following streets:

Remsburg Drive        Cummings Street       Wall Street

Depot Square             West Main Street       Plumb Alley

Valley Street              College Street             Church Street

Oak Street                  Pecan Street               Court Street

Tanner Street            Whites Mill Road      Deadmore Street

Hutton Street             Cambridge Street      Rugby Terrace

Oxford Street             Henderson Court      Walden Road

Jefferson Circle         Boone Street              Thompson Drive

Park Street                 Railroad Street          A Street

Please remain alert for participants and obey instructions of the officers and officials providing traffic control.  

Shamrock 4 Miler Course 

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