March 16 – St. Patrick's Day 15K , 5K & Lil' Leprhechaun Run: 15K & 5K @ 8:00am and 1 Mile @ 7:30am
On Saturday, March 16, 2019, a sea of green will fill the streets of Downtown Joplin for the greatest Gaelic shindy this side of the Atlantic! Welcome to the 4th Annual St. Patrick's Day 15K, 5K & Lil' Leprechaun Run! Runners and walkers will get beaded along the course with strands of green beads and 5K & 15K registrants will receive an amazing custom medal with a satin, sublimated ribbon at the finish! And, yes, THE 15K MEDAL WILL BE LARGER THAN THE 5K MEDAL:-) All 5K & Lil' Leprechaun Run registrants receive a short sleeved race shirt (women's cut runs small). Lil' Leprechaun runners 12 and under will receive a kids finisher medal as well as a strand of green beads. A gold and black soft cotton hoodie is included in the 15K registration!* And, as a reward for the miles covered, runners will enjoy a post race party with Irish music, beer, and snacks at Miles Social House and Bistro, (formerly JB's). Post-race party sponsored by Miles Social House and Bistro, (formerly JB's).
Course description: This CERTIFIED 15K course begins near City Hall on Main Street and will include historic Broadway/Route 66, the beautiful Frisco Trail, and the lovely Landreth Park! The CERTIFIED 5K course will follow also include portions of Broadway/Route 66 and Landreth Park.
Both the 15K and 5K will end on the 100 block of Main at the post-race St. Patrick's Day Party, hosted and sponsored by Miles Social House and Bistro, (formerly JB's)! Enjoy post race refreshments and music at the finish line!
Race Day: March 16 at 8:00am & 7:30am
Packet Pick-up:March 15 at a location TBD and RACE DAY pickup from 6:00a.m.-8:00a.m. at the race start.
Chip Timing: Chip timing will be provided by Ultramax Sports for all registered 15K & 5K registrants.
Race Shirts: 5K registrants registered by March 6 will be guaranteed an ultra soft cotton blend race shirt and 15K registrants will be guaranteed a special edition event hoodie. After March 6, shirts will be given on a first come, first serve basis and no extra hoodies will be ordered. After March 6, 15K registrants will receive an event t-shirt.
Awards: Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female in the 5K & 15K. Age category awards will be given in 5 year age increments for the following age categories: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-24, 25--29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-65, 65+.
DJ: Resonation will provide their amazing sound for us while BoCa Enterprises will emcee the event.
Course Time Limit: a 15 minute mile pace or faster is required for the 15K race distance. This is approximately a 4mph brisk walk. If a participant falls below this pace, we cannot guarantee course support and road closures may no longer be available.
Race Day Registration: Race day registration will be available from 6:00 am to race start.
Virtual Option Available! Runners who can't attend race day can sign up for the Virtual 15K or 5K. Virtual runners are not eligible for overall or age category awards.
Virtual runner directions: Run your virtual race distance anytime during the month of March. On or after race day (March 16), post your time result on either the Event page or on your My Activities dashboard on LocalRaces.com. Our staff will then mail virtual runners a race shirt and medal!
* 15K runners must be registered by March 6 to receive the special edition hoodie. The event t-shirt will be included in the 15K registration for those registering after March 6.