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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 the Chicago! And at the Leprechaun Leap. Participants are encouraged to use their imaginations and do 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 St. Paddy's Day Run) in this year's Leprechaun Leap 5k/8k run-walk in Lincoln Park.

The event is held in historic Lincoln Park Neighborhood across the street from Chicago's Nature Museum at the south end of Diversey Harbor. The course is perfect and picturesque winding through the unforgettable Diversey and Belmont harbor areas and Chicago's dynamic lakefront.

All participants will receive a commemorative (way cool) event shirt, invitation to the post event celebration party at Select Steak House (2808 N. Halsted  3 blocks west of the Finish Line) for a free Sam Adams Beer or non-alcoholic beverage with the opportunity to purchase Chicago best Corn Beef and Cabbage plate.

Age Group Awards, Great post event refreshments and an unforgettable raffle (free) for many prizes at the post event party at Select Steak House.

Our official charity is the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Bring nonperishable food items to the event day food drive and help us break last years record of 1,000 lbs. of food collected for people in need. Your donations and needed and appreciated!

Chicago's Historically Fun and Amazing Run  the Leprechaun Leap!

Registration Fees

Now through 1/1/17:
$30 - 5K
$40 - 8K

1/2/17 to 2/12/17:
$35 - 5K
$45 - 8K

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

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

Don't forget to add the packet mailing option for $10.00 -- this expires on February 24!

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

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 $50 Road Runner Sports gift card.

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).

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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