2nd Annual Leprechaun's 5k, 10k, Challenge, and Kid's Fun Run Banner Image
Sun March 17, 2019 Tampa, FL US 33614 Directions
Catch the Leprechaun.
Countdown to Race Day

5K Run

$30 $25 8:05AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
377 spots left. Price increases after January 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

10k Run

$40 $35 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
217 spots left. Price increases after January 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

The Leprechaun's Challenge

$60 $50 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
69 spots left. Price increases after January 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

Children's 200 Meter Fun Run

$25 $20 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
40 spots left. Price increases after January 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

Virtual 10k

10 spots left. Registration Opens December 31, 2018 at 11:26am EST

Virtual 5k

100 spots left. Registration Opens December 31, 2018 at 11:26am EST
4810 N. Himes Ave.
Tampa, FL US 33614

This event is ON St. Patrick's Day!!!

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 100 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 500 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 500 registrants will receive a guaranteed shirt by size.  Females, by default, will receive a female's cut unless they inform us otherwise by sending us an email.

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

This location is TBD!  Stay tuned for more information about pre-race packet pickup.

Military Discount Available

For 2019, we've increased the discount for military service members and veterans from 15% to 20%. We support the U.S. Armed Forces, 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 20% discount on your registration. To qualify for this discount, you'll be required to show one of the following forms of identification to the volunteers at the registration tent. Without these documents, you will be banned from future NeoEndurance races.

  1. Military CAC ID (must not say "Civilian" or "Contractor")
  2. Retiree ID Card
  3. Veteran Affairs ID Card
  4. Driver's License with "V" symbol.

A DD-214 alone is not sufficient without photo identification that matches your document.  In an effort to prevent fraud and abuse of this program, while ensuring that military service members and veterans are recognized for their services, you'll be asked to show one of the above forms of ID when you pick up your bib packet. Use the promo code MILITARY20 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!  Instead, we will reschedule the event to the next available weekend.

If, in the unlikely event that we have to reschedule the event to another weekend and participants are unable to make the new date, they have several options which can all be done by the runner under "Race Management" in their RunSignUp profile:

  1. Defer their registration to the following year.
  2. Transfer your registration to another event in the same year (we have many events in the Tampa area!).
  3. Sell your bib to another runner for a refund (there's a $5 fee for this and the recipient must complete the registration).
  4. Gift your bib to another runner w/ 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 5k, 10k, and Challenge events will receive a tiered discounted coupon towards our next event.

The 100-meter Kids Fun Run will not have placement awards (but they all get fun medals, prizes, and age-appropriate t-shirts!)


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