Leave it to the luckiest race in town to keep St. Patty’s Day festivities going through the weekend! Below, Sandra Chambers from Vision Event Management gives us the scoop on this year’s Lucky Leprechaun 7k race.
For race specifics, view our Featured Races page.
Can you tell us a bit about the Lucky Leprechaun race and what makes it unique?
The 3rd Annual Lucky Leprechaun 7K will take place on March 21st beginning at 10am, when participants (most of whom will be dressed in their best green gear) with run or walk through Wauwatosa and Hart Park. After the race, participants keep the St. Paddy’s festivities going at the post-race party hosted by Legendary Leff’s Lucky Town. Here, participants will get their two complimentary beers and enjoy music from the band, Talleymoore. The race is open to all ages and benefits the MACC Fund.
Is there anything new or different happening at this year’s race?
2 FREE BEERS!
What is the course like and do you have any tips for runners hoping for a fast time?
If you’ve never run a 7K, then you are guaranteed to PR!
What are the award divisions?
Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers.
What can you tell us about the various contests on race day?
The Out Run the Leprechaun Promotion is presented by Performance Running Outfitters – if you think you can run faster than a leprechaun, prove it! The top five individuals who can out run Zippy, our Leprechaun, will receive a $20 gift card to Performance Running Outfitters. Get your training shoes on and “Out Run the Leprechaun”!
We invite all participants to dress in their St. Patty’s best! Wear your St. Patrick’s Day themed outfit and upload your photos to our Facebook page after the event. Winners will be mailed a prize.
Lucky #7, #77 and #777 Finishers!
Have you been skillfully training to cross the finish line as finisher #7, #77 or #777? If you cross the finish line as one of these finishers, you will become the lucky winner of many gift certificates, provided by Performance Running Outfitters, Cafe Hollander, Leff’s Lucky Town and more! Be sure to check your results and come to the finish line to claim your prize if you happen to be one of these finishers!
What do participants get with their race registration?
Each participant gets a 2015 Lucky Leprechaun 7K participant shirt, entry into the 7K race, entrance into the Leff’s Lucky Town post-race party, participation in all the festivities and contests and 2 FREE BEERS!
When and where is packet pickup this year?
When: Friday, March 20th, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Where: Performance Running Outfitters, Ruby Isle Shopping Center, 2205 N Calhoun Road, Brookfield
When: Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Time: 8:30-9:45 AM
Where: Hart Park, 7300 Chestnut Street. Wauwatosa
Who is this year’s charitable partner?
The MACC Fund is the official charity partner for the Lucky Leprechaun 7K.
Founded in 1976, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc. (the MACC Fund) is dedicated to funding childhood cancer and related blood disorders research. Their 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.
Our goal is to fulfill the mission and to cure the MACC Fund out of existence. For more information please visit MACCFund.org.
Are you feeling lucky?
One Keep Running MKE reader will win a free entry to the Lucky Leprechaun race! To enter, tell us in the comments:
What race day ritual, item of clothing, mantra, etc. helps you feel lucky while racing?
Best of luck to all who enter. We’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, February 18.
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.