5 mile Leprechaun Chase and 1 mile Leprechaun Leap

Sat March 19, 2022 Nappanee, IN 46550 US Directions
157 N Main St.
Nappanee, IN US 46550


St. Patrick's  day celebrations are perfect opportunities to dress up like a crazy Leprechaun and hit the streets running. Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day  with the 3rd annual Leprechaun Chase and Leprechaun Leap on Saturday, March 19, 2022. This event includes a 5 mile run and 1 mile run/walk. The 5 mile run will start at 10am with the 1 mile immediately following at 10:10am. Participants are encouraged to dress for the occasion in green or a favorite Irish costume.  The course is a flat, fast race through the beautiful parks and neighborhoods of Nappanee.  This is a fundraising event hosted by Ruhe Road Runners with proceeds benefiting Ignite Infinity, a 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to inspiring wellness through movement, connection and service. 


  • Top 3 male and female finishers of the 5 mile Leprechaun Chase 
  • NEW this year, awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group for the 1 mile Leprechaun Leap
    • 8 and under
    • 9-10
    • 11-12
    • 13-14

This year's 5 mile Leprechaun Chase and Leap will be chip timed by Watt's My Time.


Ignite Infinity’s vision for our community is to inspire wellness through an active and healthy lifestyle providing collaborative programs and events focusing on movement, connection, and service.  To learn more about Ignite Infinity visit their website at: www.igniteinfinity.org 


 Packet pick up will be held  at the Nappanee Public Library on Thursday, March 17 from 5-7pm and also on race day starting at 9am.


NEW this year,  Ruhe 152 will be closed to the public for this special celebration. ONLY ticketed guests will be allowed into Ruhe 152 from 11am-2pm.  Tickets include an Irish buffet and karaoke.  Drinks will be available for purchase. Kids 12 and under are only $10, click on special pricing!  The Irish buffet will include: Pulled Pork with Irish Whiskey Barbecue and Buns, Chopped Chicken with Stout Barbecue, Irish Mac and Cheese, fried Cabbage, Irish Garden Salad, and Guinness Chocolate Brownies.  It will not disappoint! 

*Awards for in-person running only

No refunds will be given

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