Leprechaun Chase 10K Des Moines

SATURDAY, MARCH 11th, 2017

Race Start Time: Lasses – 10:00 AM, Lads – 5 ½ minutes later

Principal Park, Des Moines, Iowa. Map it.
Registration is capped at 1,500 runners | Already 85% Full

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2017 RACE GUIDE

This isn’t your average
St. Paddy’s Day Run.

Meet us at Principle Park for the Leprechaun Chase 10K Des Moines! Bring your skill (and a little luck) and run a PR while decked out in green from head to toe. Lasses start the race in the first wave and the lads chase them 5 ½ minutes later. Whoever finishes the race first wins a free beer for their gender at the Green Beer After Party.

So hike up your green socks, slap on your green suspenders and put on every shamrock thing you own. You might even win “Best Dressed” lad or lass award or take home a Pint Glass Award for the top 3 in your age group.

View the race course.

Packet Pick-up

ADVANCED PACKET PICK UP
DES MOINES

Friday March 10th, 2017
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Principal Park Stadium – Gate B
1 Line Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309

SATURDAY
RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP
PRINCIPAL PARK STADIUM

Packet Pick-Up will be available on race day, but we STRONGLY encourage you to pick it up in advance. After all, why stand in line when you could be showing off your finest Irish jig?

PRICING & DEADLINES

$32 | Deadline: 12/23
$36 | Deadline: 1/20
$39 | Deadline: 2/10

$42 | Deadline: 2/24
$45 | Deadline 3/10 at 5:00 PM

Parking

Parking is FREE and is available surrounding Principal Park. Arrive early to get a good spot. Overflow parking is available throughout downtown Des Moines.

Principal Park
1 Line Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Green Beer After Party

A few blocks away from the finish line is the Billion Fiat Green Beer After Party hosted at El Bait Shop where the good times will continue with food, drinks and awards ceremony.  Here the winning wave will relish in their free drink and the losing side will have to dream of next year.

Overall winners, age group winners and Best Dressed Lads and Lasses will be recognized.

BEER
Over 100 to choose from

FOOD
El Bait Shop

AWARDS
Overall Winner – $100 Bonus
Top 3 Age Group Lads & Lasses
Best Dressed Award Top 3

Awards (If You’re Feelin’ Lucky)

Stay for the Green Beer After Party to see who walks away with a piece o’ gold. Practice your celebration jig in case you win one of these fine awards:

Overall Winner:
$100 Cash Bonus

Top 3 Lads and Lasses:
Leprechaun Chase 10K Pint Glass & Free Entry into following years race.

Top Masters Lads and Lasses (40+):
Leprechaun Chase 10K Pint Glass & Free Entry into following years race.

Top 3 Age Group (Lads and Lasses):
Leprechaun Chase 10K Pint Glasses & (1st & 2nd place receive Free Entry into following years race, 3rd place gets 50% off).

Best Dressed Awards:
Leprechaun Chase 10K Pint Glasses

Elite Athletes Registration Application &  Standards

Elite athletes looking for registration in the Leprechaun Chase 10K must be able to meet and document the Elite Athlete Time Standards and submit the Elite Athlete Application below.

  • Athletes that meet the A Time standards will be provided  with a coupon code for a free entry into this year’s race.
  • Athletes that meet the B Time Standards will be able to register for sold-out races at regular registration prices.

VIEW TIME STANDARDS AND FILL OUT APPLICATION >>

 

Volunteers

The volunteers who help with this event are raising money for their local organization or charitable cause. Tell them thanks on race day for their generous support for our even and the community.

If your group is interested in volunteering, email ben@pinkgorillaevents.com to find out if we have any positions open.

Des Moines Volunteer Opportunities
Des Moines Race Week
Des Moines Race  Day

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Charity of Choice

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc. (ARL) is Iowa’s largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for many thousands of pets each year. The ARL serves people and pets from across the state of Iowa through its programs, which include pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, spay/neuter, animal cruelty intervention and much more.

The Leprechaun Chase 10K is proud to partner with the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.  $2 per registered runner will be donated to ARL with a minimum donation of $3,000. To date $14,415.00 has been raised through the event!

2016 Donation | $4,000

2015 Donation | $3,910

2014 Donation | $3,505

2013 Donation | $3,000

FAQ’s

Des Moines

Are Dogs or Strollers Allowed?

Sorry the course will be tight already, no dogs or strollers.  Dogs and small children are welcome to cheer along the course.

I have to cancel my registration. Do you offer refunds?

Sorry, no refunds or transfers allowed.

Why 5 ½ Minute head start?

Based upon several 10K’s, it is a time that will allow both lads and lasses to be competitive.