Leprechaun Race - 5K, run, walk, stroller, race, Reno, Nevada

Sunday, March 12, 2017
8:30 AM

Join us for the Leprechaun Race, a 5K run and walk in Reno, Nevada through the Midtown and Wells Avenue districts. It is family friendly. This is a great first 5K for new runners. Costumes are encouraged.

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Yes, there will be a speedy leprechaun in the race. The leprechaun will start after everyone else has begun, giving everyone a generous head start. If you beat the leprechaun across the finish line, you will win a special prize.

Don't despair if the leprechaun beats you to the finish. For every runner and walker who the leprechaun passes, the leprechaun's pot of gold will grow in size. Who will benefit from the increased pot of gold? The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery), who is Race178's non profit partner in the event.


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What Everyone Gets

  • A scenic and mostly flat course through the Midtown and Wells Avenue Districts closed to traffic and monitored closely by a lot of RPD officers and volunteers;
  • Stadium cup, tattoo and a treat from Nature's Bakery;
  • Free entry into the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum on race day by showing your race number;
  • Musical entertainment by a DJ and a bagpiper;
  • Refreshments, vendors and an awards ceremony;
  • The chance to race a real life Leprechaun. And for those who beat him, you will receive a distinctive pilsner glass in celebration of your big win;
  • We post hundreds of photos on the Race178 Facebook page that you can view and download free of charge;
  • Access to an exclusive beer party at Ceol Irish Pub just a short walk away;
  • First race toward the 2017 Race178 4-Race Medal; and
  • First chance to score points for the 2017 Race178 Point Series.
  • More race specials to come...

Course Details

The course showcases two of Reno's most vibrant neighborhoods: Midtown and Wells Avenue. The course should be fast, mostly flat with lots of long straightaways and no dramatic climbs. The course will use the following streets: Stewart, Wells, Pueblo, Holcomb and Center.

The start and finish will be located adjacent to The Discovery located at 490 South Center Street. There is an out and back section on Holcomb. View a map of our course, as well as the location for event parking Sunday. The course will be closed to all vehicular traffic.


Event Parking

Please park in the county parking lot across from the Washoe County Courthouse. You can enter the parking lot off of Sierra, Court and South Virginia streets. From there it is a short walk to The Discovery.


Shirts

In an effort to keep entry fees low, a shirt is not included in your registration. The Lenny the Leprechaun shirt is a cotton, short-sleeve unisex t-shirt for only $7.


Awards

The top 3 female and male in each age group will receive a Race178 water bottle. First place in each age group will also win a free entry into the Journal Jog. The age groups will be 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.


Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up dates, times and will be held Friday, March 10 from 3 pm to 7 pm and Saturday, March 11 from 11 am to 3 pm at a location yet to be determined.

Thanks to our sponsors!

The Discovery MidTown District Reno Wells Avenue Merchants West of Wells