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.
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.
The first 6 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 runners and walkers shows up, we will make this type of donation again in 2019.
What Everyone Gets
Personalized race bib if you register by February 27th;
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;
Leprechaun Race cup, Lenny the Leprechaun tattoo and other goodies;
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.
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.
In an effort to keep entry fees low, a shirt is not included in your registration. Shirts are available for purchase when you register online. Limited shirts will be available at packet pick-up. Lenny is on the race shirts which are a soft heather poly short-sleeve for $15.
Strollers are allowed for this event. Given the narrow start line area, strollers shall start toward the back with the walkers. Look for the Strollers sign. No need to register your child being pushed in the stroller.
The top 3 female and male in each age group will receive a Leprechaun Race water bottle. First place in each age group will also win a free entry into the 2019 Journal Jog. The age groups will be 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.