Leprechaun Race

Sunday, March 16, 2014
8:30 AM

2nd Annual Leprechaun Race, a 5K run/walk through the Wells Avenue and Midtown districts in Reno, Nevada

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.


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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. Do you know how many out and back sections there were on the 2012 London Olympic Marathon course? 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.


Packet Pick-Up

Sippee's

Packet pick-up will take place on Friday from 3-7 PM and Saturday from 10-3 PM at Sippee's (955 South Virginia Street). Sippee's is located on the corner of South Virginia and Martin, in the heart of Midtown Reno.

Craft Wine and Beer is located directly across the street from Sippee's. During packet pick-up, Craft will be offering your first draft for $3 or 10% off to go purchases. You will need to show your race number to get these deals.


Post-Race Beer Garden

Ceol Irish Pub

The official post-race beer garden will be at Ceol Irish Pub, 538 S. Virginia Street. Ceol is just a block away from the finish line and a slight detour on the walk back to the Court House Parking Lot. For more information, check out www.ceolirishpub.com. Thank you Ceol Irish Pub for being a part of the Leprechaun Race!

Thanks to our sponsors!

The Discovery Sippee's Junkee Clothing Exchange Todd's Body Shop Super Burrito Whole Foods Market Nature's Bakery EFAST Endurance Fitness Wells Avenue Merchants West of Wells MidTown District Reno