Desert Leprechaun 5K Run/Walk 2021 - VIRTUAL ONLY

Sun March 14, 2021 Tucson, AZ 85701 US Directions
200 S 6th Ave
Tucson, AZ US 85701


The St. Patrick's Day committee has determined that an in person St. Patrick's Day Parade will not be possible this year in order to ensure people remain safe from the ongoing pandemic, and therefore, the SAR Desert Leprechaun race will be VIRTUAL ONLY for 2021.

* If you deferred from the 2020 event to the 2021 event, you can choose to either do the virtual race for 2021, or defer to the 2022 event.

* New virtual registrations can be done online at prior to Sunday, March 14, 2021.

* Run your virtual 5K from Sunday, March 14, 2021 through Saturday, March 20, 2021.

* Run the 5K course of your choice.

* Log your finish time in an area that will be posted here prior to March 14.

* Pick up your cool race t-shirt and medal at The Running Shop From Sunday, March 14, 2021 through Saturday, March 27, 2021.



Southern Arizona Roadrunners (SAR) is very pleased and proud to produce this running and walking event in downtown Tucson in partnership with the iconic Tucson St. Patrick's Day Parade Festival. It's a St. Patrick's Day party like no other!

In 2020, this race had to be moved to virtual due to COVID-19, and a number of folks took that option. Many other folks decided to defer their entries to 2021. If you deferred 2021 your entry will automatically be moved to this 2021 event.

This event will take place the morning of the festival on Sunday, March 14, 2021 and will be centered around the Children's Museum and Armory Park. 
The "Desert Leprechaun 5k & 1Mile Run/Walk" is planned to begin at 8:30am in the morning in Downtown Tucson. The event will feature fast and flat courses along the Tucson St. Patrick's Day Parade route and will include a totally unique, custom finisher medal, a free beer at the festival with your race entry (only for those over 21 years old, of course!) and so much more. Bring your entire family out in the morning to get your run or walk on, and then stay for the amazing parade and festival. It will be an experience you won't soon forget!

A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the Children of Fallen Officers Scholarship Fund.

For more information on the myriad happenings with the parade and festival please visit

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