Location: Tampa, FL US 33614 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Run Only, Virtual Race
Event Time Price Details
5K Run
8:05AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
10k Run
8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
The Leprechaun's Challenge
8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
Children's 500 Meter Fun Run
9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
Virtual 10k N/A
Virtual 5k N/A
4810 N. Himes Ave.
Tampa, FL US 33614

Bring the entire family and celebrate St. Patrick's day with runs and games for the kids! Register to run either a 5k (you can also walk this!), 10k, Challenge (5k+10k) or sign your kids up for a 500 meter dash at Al Lopez Park in Tampa, FL.

The kids run will be conducted on the grass near shelter 315.  Ages 4-10 only, please!

The entire family can enjoy this event that includes family live music, a kids run, and children games. 

What do I get?

Every finisher will earn a custom themed medal, bib, and a certified time.  This event is chip-timed!  T-shirts will go to the FIRST 400 REGISTRANTS only!

Virtual runners will have their bib and medal mailed to them directly after the race.  Please allow 2-3 business days for your package to arrive!  Virtual runners will not receive a shirt.

***Every child registered to run in the kid's fun run will receive a custom medal***

What's Allowed?

  • Strollers and wheelchairs are allowed on this course, but participants MUST stay to the right of the path to allow for passers.
  • Service animals.
  • Headphones are authorized, but we ask that you keep to a volume that allows you to hear race and park officials.
  • Children older than 6, can run the 5k. Children under 10 cannot run the 10k or the Challenge.

What's NOT Allowed?

  • Pets (except certified service animals).
  • Double-wide (or wider) strollers.  At some points on the course, the path isn't wide enough for three adults.
  • Skateboards, bicycles, tricycles, skates, etc...
  • Bandits.  If you're not wearing a bib at the finish line, you won't get a medal!


This event is timed. Every bib will have a chip fixed on back. DO NOT remove the chip! To avoid a mis-read, wear the bib front and center!

Run the Leprechaun's Challenge

This special block is reserved for the fearless!  Run BOTH the 5k and 10k block back-to-back and receive 3 MEDALS!!  Challenge runners will start with the 10k runners and continue until they've completed 15 kilometers.  The 10k runners will start first at their regular scheduled time of 0800.  To qualify for the challenge medal, runners will need to complete 15 kilometers.  Can you run 9.3 miles?  Let's do it!


These are the custom art proof medals that were submitted and approved.  We'll post pictures of the finished product once they've been molded and polished.

The Shirts

The first 400 registrants will receive a shirt.  Females, by default, will receive a female's cut unless they inform us otherwise by sending us an email.  Ladies also have the option of choosing a tank for an additional cost of $5 (because of the limited supplies of t-shirts and tanks, you'll recieve one or the other, but not both).

Email: info@neoendurance.com

Course Map

This course will utilize the Al Lopez Park loops. Runners MUST run the large loop first, followed by the smaller loop. This completes the 5k run. 10k runners will complete this cycle twice.  Challenge runners will complete this cycle THREE TIMES.


Our timing mats are programmed to record times only after the runner completes the course in a specific order.  If the runner fails to complete the course in the following order, your time won't be recorded and there will be NOTHING we can do to help you.

  • 5k Runners: (BIG LOOP, SMALL LOOP)

Once again, 10k runners will repeat the same course as the 5k runners, only they'll run it TWICE.  Challenge runners will run this THREE times.

Course Description

The City of Tampa certified the course at Al Lopez when it's ran in this exact order: BIG LOOP followed by the SMALL LOOP.  To keep accurate distances, 10k runners will need to repeat this sequence TWICE, and challenge runners will run it THREE times.  It's important that runners understand this.  Otherwise, their times won't be recorded and there will be nothing we can do.

Pre-Race Packet Pickup

You can pick up your bib, t-shirt, and packet on SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH from 1pm - 6pm.

Help us avoid a late start time!! Come down to 81Bay, a spectacular local Tampa brewery with lots of fun activities.

81Bay is located at: 4465 W. Gandy, Tampa Fl. 33611 <--- (click to see it on Google Maps)

Here's what you can expect:

Family and Dog-Friendly
Taproom Games (corn hole, jenga, foosball, billiards, darts, etc)
Craft Beer, Wine, Cider, Champagne
Non- Alcoholic Drinks: Mother Kombucha and Sodas
Food Truck - Roberts Meats & Catering

Come in and enjoy 15% off your beer tab if you mention you're running our race! Come in AFTER the race on Sunday and enjoy another 15% off if you show off your medal and bib!!

Please help us avoid a late start time by picking up your bib early, but if you can't make the packet pick-up, just pick it up on race day morning between 7am-7:45am at SHELTER 315.

Military Discount Available

We support our military service members, and we want to give back.

If you're a military service member, reservist, or a veteran of the U.S. military, you get a 15% discount on your registration.  To qualify for this discount, you'll be required to show your active duty military ID card or DD-214 to the volunteers at the registration tent.  Without these documents, you will be banned from future NeoEndurance races.

Use the promo code MILITARY15 at checkout.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://neoendurance.com/tampa/leprechaunsrun.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


This is a rain or shine event.  We don't anticipate a drastic temperature in weather.  It is, afterall, the "Sunshine State".  However, in the unusual circumstance that this event is cancelled due to extreme weather (hurricane or heavy unrelenting downpour), there will be NO REFUND!

In the event of lightening in the area, we will postpone the event by an hour, possibly longer, or until the "all-clear" is given by park and race officials.


There's free parking at the park, but spaces are limited.  It's highly encouraged that you carpool or share-ride to Al Lopez Park.


This event WILL NOT have age group awards.  First, second, and third placement finishers in both male and female divisions OVERALL for both 5k and 10k events will receive a free or discounted coupon towards our next event.


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