3/13/2020: Unfortunately this year's Leprechaun Race has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. The City of Reno and Washoe County cancelled special events in Reno through April 30, 2020. Participants have been contacted regarding options and deadline of 3/31/2020 to respond.

Sunday, March 15, 2020 @ 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!

Can You Beat the Leprechaun?

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.

For each of the 7 years of this event, Race178 has made a large donation to the Discovery Museum: $5,000 each year. If another huge field of 1,500 to 1,600 runners and walkers shows up, we will make this type of donation again in 2020.

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