The ultimate St. Patrick’s Day endurance test

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Started in 2001, the 3 Legged Charity Race is part of our roots. This unique tradition raises money for children’s charities and put Copenhagen on the list of best places in the world to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

The 3 Legged Charity Race is proudly sponsored by Guinness logo

3 Legged Charity Race 2022

Yes, Copenhagen we’re back! And, this year we’re doing things a little differently…

  • Entrance = donation of 200 DKK per team (2 people)
  • Limited capacity of 200 racers
  • Registration opens at 12:00 on 1 March 2022 (via MobilePay 299333)
  • On-the-day at Kennedy’s Irish Bar from 13:00 onwards
  • Race starts outside Kennedy’s at 14:00

Read more about the race below, check out the race rules, and if you’ve any questions just give us a shout!

200 racers only

In 2022, we have a limited capacity of 200 racers (or 100 teams of 2). We ask each team to pre-register by sending their donation to MobilePay 299333.

We’ll keep you updated on Facebook about registration numbers and when we reach capacity.

Shamrock Love is fundraising throughout March 2022. And, thanks to our fantastic sponsors Guinness, 100% of your race entrance will be given directly to our 3 charities.


Registration for Shamrock Love’s 3 Legged Charity Race 2022 starts at 12:00 on 1 March 2022.
Participation in the race costs a donation of 200 DKK per team (2 people) sent to MobilePay 299333.

Please include your team name in the MobilePay comments! This is important so we know you want to enter the race, and so we can find you when you arrive at Kennedy’s.

All donations are non-refundable however if you can’t make it on the day, your race entrance is transferrable.

Arrival at Kennedy’s

We’ll be waiting for you down at Kennedy’s from 13:00 on St. Patrick’s Day. When you arrive, you’ll be asked to sign a disclaimer after which you’ll receive your 3LR pack containing your race armband, velcro leg-tie, and timesheet with your team-name (taken from MobilePay comment).

After this you’re free to get 3 legged and start practicing outside Kennedy’s before the race starts at 14:00 😊

Leg ties

We’ve learnt a thing or 2 about leg ties over the years. From the early zip-ties days to the many years with our beloved gaffa tape.

In 2022, we’re trying to be as green as we can and so we’re introducing some new velcro leg-ties that we can reuse for future events. We’ll ask you to hand back your leg-tie once the race is over. But if you want to hold onto it (and maybe get 3 legged later in the evening!), that’s no problem. You can also return your leg tie to one of the bars on route by Sunday 20 March.

Prefer a tighter leg tie? Don’t worry, our volunteers will be on hand with some extra gaffa tape left over from previous years, so just ask and we’ll tighten it up for you ;)


We’ll be selling Shamrock Love merchandise, St. Patrick’s Day merchandise, and face-painting, and our race volunteers will be on hand to get you kitted out for the Race.

Remember folks, every kroner you spend during Shamrock Love’s 3 Legged Charity Race - on merchandise or face-painting- will go directly to our 3 charities so if you’re buying a new hat make sure you buy it from us 🙂

Race start

Shamrock Love’s 3 Legged Charity Race 2022 will start outside Kennedy’s Irish Bar at 14:00.

Racers will be set off in groups of 10 teams.

Route 2022

On the back of the Timesheet is the route map and space for the stamps you’ll receive at each of the 5 pubs on route (but we’ll pre-stamp Kennedy’s so when the race starts you can just drink and go!)

You’re asked to drink a ½ pint of beer and receive a stamp in each pub on route.

In 2022, we’re delighted to be reunited with our friends at:

Gammel Kongevej 23

1610 København V

(ved Den Ny Teater)

Jernbanegade 7

1609 København V

Vester Volgade 7

1552 København V

Nørregade 43-45

1165 København V

Amagertorv 5


1160 København K

You’ll have a total of 1.5 hours from your start time in which to complete the race.

See the complete 2.6 km route on google maps.

Finish Line

The race finishes at The Dubliner on the walking street. Here, once you drink your last beer, our volunteers will enter your team number in our timing system and register your finish time.

Prize giving

Prize giving will take place on stage at The Dubliner at 16:15.

As always, we’ll have prizes for the winners of this year’s race and the best dressed racers.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

And that’s it folks. We hope you have fun out there, look after each-other, and don’t forget to upload and share your photos on Facebook and tag us on Instagram with #3LRCPH and #WeAreShamrockLove.

And, remember to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Story behind the race

3LR Racers

And they’re off! Racers at the last 3 Legged Charity Race ran on 17 March 2019, Copenhagen

Credit— Andy Kelly (Paddyrazzi)

The recipe is simple- take a time honored race, add some classic Copenhagen pubs, some quality leg ties, and plenty of fun-loving revelers. Then sprinkle with some heartwarming appeal and a bit of craic, and you have the makings of the perfect way to celebrate the Irish national holiday.

Sponsored by Guinness, the 3 Legged Charity Race is Copenhagen’s longest running St. Patrick’s Day event. Started back in 2001 with just 18 teams, since then many more have accepted the challenge to become our 3 legged legends.

This wacky race, together with Shamrock Love, has donated over 556,700 DKK (€74,600) to various children’s charities and put the city on the list of best places in the world to celebrate the day.

Ran by a committed group of volunteers from the city’s Danish-Irish community, the race brings everyone together for a fun-filled day of celebration and charity.

Check out this video from 2019 when the Embassy of Ireland in Denmark interviewed organiser Siobhán Kelleher-Petersen about how the 3 Legged Charity Race started.