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Leprechaun Leap 5K/8K Run

Leprechaun Leap 5K/8K Run

Date: Saturday, March 11
Time: 9:30 a.m. Start
Location: Fullerton Pkwy & Cannon Drive (Lincoln Park), Chicago
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Be Green ...Be Seen. No other city celebrates St Patrick's Day like we do in Chicago!

At the 16th annual Leprechaun Leap participants are encouraged to use their imaginations and don green attire, dress up, wear a costume and celebrate the Emerald Isle. There will be awards for the best dressed Leprechaun Leapers!

Everybody's Irish at this popular annual Lincoln Park and lakefront sprint. Grab your friends, show your green and kick off the outdoor running season by participating in Chicago oldest St. Patrick's Day Run (formerly called the St. Paddy's Day Run).

The picturesque course wends winding through the Diversey and Belmont Harbor areas and Chicago's lakefront.

All participants will receive a commemorative event shirt and are invited to the post-run celebration party at Select Steak House, 2808 N. Halsted, where they'll get a free Sam Adams beer or non-alcoholic beverage. They also have the opportunity to purchase a delicious corned beef and cabbage plate. (You can purchase in advance when registering.)

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is the event's designated charity. Bring non-perishable food items to the event for people in need. Your donations are appreciated!

Registration Fees

2/13/17 to 3/8/17:
$40 - 5K
$50 - 8K

Packet Pick-Up & Race Morning:
$45 - 5K
$55 - 8K

Online registration closes at 12pm on Wednesday, March 8.

Pre-Registration/Packet Pick-Up
Road Runner Sports
1435 N Kingsbury St , Chicago, IL 60642

Thursday, March 9: 3pm to 7pm
Friday, March 10: Noon to 7pm

BONUS! You'll get $10 from Road Runner Sports to spend on anything you want in the store over $30! Or join the VIP Family and save 25% on everything! Don't miss out on this exclusive gift when you pick up your packet in store. Restrictions apply. See store for details.

Course Map
These out-and-back courses heads north along the lakefront. Click Here to download a 2017 course map. Please note: course subject to change

Awards will be given in the following categories: Overall Female Award, Overall Male Award, Female/Male Age Group 1-14, Female/Male Age Group 15-19, Female/Male Age Group 20-29, Female/Male Age Group 30-39, Female/Male Age Group 40-49, Female/Male Age Group 50-59, Female/Male Age Group 60-69, Female/Male Age Group 70-OVER

Age group winners will receive a custom pint glass. Overall male and female winners for the 8K will receive a shoe gift certificate compliments of Road Runners Sports ($120 value each). Overall male and female winners for the 5K will receive a free piece of apparel compliments of Road Runner Sports.

Post-Race Party @ Select Cut Steakhouse
Join us at Select Cut Steakhouse (located just a few both north west of the event site at 2808 N. Halsted St.) for the post-race party! The party will feature the awards ceremony, opportunity to have a Sam Adams on us (21+ of course) plus purchase a delicious corned beef & cabbage meal (only meal is $17.95 -- advance purchase HIGHLY recommended).

Too tired to walk to the post-race party? Jump on the #76 bus right outside the event site (picks up on Cannon Drive) and it'll drop you off right at Diversey & Halsted (less than a 10 minute ride).

Reserve your parking in advance and get there on time, stress free!

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Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Bruce Buzil.

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