MKE runners, you’re in luck: The Lucky Leprechaun 7k is coming to town, just in time to extend the St. Patty’s Day holiday!
Below, Anna Ryan from Vision Event Management tells us a bit about the upcoming race.
For more details about the Lucky Leprechaun 7k, visit our Featured Races page.
Can you tell us a bit about the Lucky Leprechaun race and what makes it different/unique?
The Lucky Leprechaun Run is different from other races because it is a unique distance at 7K. There is a great atmosphere with bag pipers, dancers, live music and a free post-race beer for those 21 and older.
A 7k race is unique – What prompted Vision to do a race of this distance?
We wanted to try a fun, unique distance that is different from your average 5K.
Is there anything new or different happening at this year’s race?
This year we have changed the course to incorporate Tosa Village and to start right in front of Leff’s Lucky Town. We have also added a fun contest where the #7, #77 and #777 finishers will receive a fantastic prize!
What is the course like and do you have any tips for runners hoping for a fast time?
The 2014 Lucky Leprechaun 7K offers a new and improved route, unique to Tosa! Lucky participants will start on State Street right in front of a favorite local pub: Leff’s Lucky Town. Participants will then head through the Tosa Village before going across the Harmonee Bridge. Sights along the course include St. John’s Lutheran church, the Kavanaugh neighborhood and Honey Creek Parkway. Runners will the finish in a festively decorated Hart Park and celebrate their accomplishment Milwaukee style! The course is a little bit hilly for those looking for speed.
Can you tell us a bit about the Outrun the Leprechaun contest?
We teamed up with Performance Running Outfitters to bring in a speedy Leprechaun. The first 10 participants to pass “Zippy” may win a PRO gift certificate or additional gift certificates from local restaurants.
What do participants get with along with their race registration?
Participants receive a t-shirt, green beads, green beer and post-race food.
Any details about the post-race party?
There will be live Irish music, a photo booth and, of course, beer!
Can you tell us about this year’s charitable partner?
Founded in 1976, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc. (the MACC Fund) is dedicated to funding childhood cancer and related blood disorder research. Our goal, with your help, is to find a cure for childhood cancer and related blood disorders by providing critical funding for research.
The MACC Fund gives the Gift of Hope through Research. Every penny counts. Every donation matters. Why? Because every child battling cancer or a blood disorder is someone’s child, someone’s sibling, someone’s friend. Every donation gives hope to a child fighting cancer or a blood disorder. Last year, the Lucky Leprechaun Run donated $10,000 to the MACC Fund!
Here’s your chance to get lucky …
We’re giving away a free entry to the Lucky Leprechaun 7k! To enter:
- Tell us about your pre-race rituals or favorite clothing items to wear to a race for good luck.
For additional entries do the following and let us know you did each action in separate comments:
- Like Keep Running MKE on Facebook
- Like Lucky Leprechaun Run on Facebook
- Follow Keep Running MKE on Twitter (@KeepRunningMKE)
- Share this post via Facebook or Twitter and tag Keep Running MKE in the post
Good luck! We’ll pick a winner at random on Tuesday, February 11 and announce the winner the following day. Be sure to check back on Wednesday morning to see if you’re our winner!*
Keep Running MKE – you’re doing great!
*Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If the prize is not claimed within that time frame, we will select a new winner.