Race Day for Runners
We hope you are as excited for race day as we are!
The resources below will answer many of the questions you may have about race day. Good Luck!
The race guide reigns supreme with all the essential information for the Leprechaun Chase and is a must read for all participants.
Your race bib number is needed to pickup your packet. View the Schedule of Events for packet pickup times and locations.
Parking and Arrival
Due to limited parking, you’ll be assigned a parking area prior to the race at either Mahoney State Park, SAC Museum or Ashland High School. Your parking assignment depends on how soon you registered and is part of your registration at either location (i.e. no additional race day hidden cost).
Please consider carpooling and make sure you arrive early. It will take at least 45 minutes to park and get to the starting line—even if you have your race packet.
The first 750 registered runners will receive priority parking at the Museum. Registered runners 751+ will park inside Mahoney State Park or Ashland High School unless they are carpooling with someone with a SASM parking area. This location does not cost extra, it is included in your registration fee. Please Note: Your Bib Number does not correspond with the time your registered.
Late Arrivals: If you show up after 3:55 PM, you may not be allowed to park in either parking area due to the fact that the race course begins in this area.
Early Departures: If you need to leave immediately after the race you will need to park in the east parking lot of SASM or in the Mahoney State Park lot. The west SASM lot will not have access until after the race at 5:15 PM.
Green Beer After Party
Party in St. Paddy’s Day style just steps from the finish line. The Green Beer After Party takes place in a huge airplane hangar at the Strategic Air & Space Museum where the winning gender gets their free beer, awards are presented and food and drinks are served.
A free drink will be awarded to Team Lads or Team Lasses depending on who crosses the finish line first. If a lass wins, all of the ladies get one free drink. If a lad wins, all of the guys get a free drink.
FOOD AND DRINK
Race participants can enjoy water and snacks at no charge. Green beer, food and other alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase.