The Lucky Leprechaun Half Marathon, 10 Miler, & 5K

Sat March 4, 2023 Versailles, KY 40383 US Directions
Calling All Leprechaun!
Join the Shenanigans at Falling Springs Recreation Center in Versailles as we run & raise funds for 2 great local charities.
Countdown to Race Day

Half Marathon

$65 8:30AM EST - 12:00PM EST Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

10 Miler

$50 8:30AM EST - 12:00PM EST Price increases after January 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EST
Run or Walk


$35 8:45AM EST - 12:00PM EST Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Virtual Runner/Walker

$50 Registration ends March 3, 2023 at 11:59pm EST

Race Volunteer

$0 6:30AM EST Registration ends March 3, 2023 at 11:59pm EST

Join us on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 8:30am for the 6th Annual Lucky Leprechaun Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 5K in historic Versailles, Kentucky.  

Our race shenanigans will start and finish at beautiful Falling Springs Recreation Center in Versailles and feature a scenic course on country roads passing through the heart of horse country.  The race will benefit The Foster Care Council of Kentucky and The Woodford Humane Society.


  1. Thursday, March 2nd from 4-7pm at Fleet Feet Lexington at the Summit at Fritz Farm
  2. Friday, March 3rd from 4-6pm at the pavilion at Falling Springs Recreation Center in Versailles
  3. Race morning from 7:15-8:15am at the pavilion at Falling Springs Recreation Center (Race Start/Finish area)

You may pickup packets for friends/family.  No credentials or paperwork required.  Race morning packet pickup is primarily for out of town/out of state participants.

This RaceRise produced event is your PERFECT PREP RACE for Run The Bluegrass, Derby Half/Full, Flying Pig, or Horse Capital.


  • Scenic country course (All on paved roads/pathways)

  • Commemorative long sleeved performance race T-shirts (Guaranteed if you are registered by 2/25/23)

  • Finishers' medals (All 3 race distances receive a medal)

  • DJ James Hummel & Freestyle Entertainment

  • Overall & Age Group Awards & Best Dressed Leprechaun Contest

  • Free Race Photos

  • REFERRAL REWARDS  Refer 5 friends to register using your individualized referral code and receive a $15 refund on your Lucky Leprechaun registration.

VIRTUAL RUNNERS/WALKERS  Can't make it to the race in person but want to support the Foster Care Council of Kentucky and Woodford Humane Society?  Consider registering as a virtual runner/walker and doing your own 3.1,10, or 13.1 mile run or walk in your own town.  Register by February 26th, and we'll ship your shirt, race bib, and a finisher's medal.  The registration fee of $50 includes shipping.




Medals For All 3 Races

All finishers of the 3 races (5K, 10K and Half Marathon) will receive a commemorative 2021 Lucky Leprechaun medal.  Medal shown in photo is the 2018 finisher's medal.  The 2021 finisher's medal will be revealed at a later date.

275 Beasley Rd, Versailles, KY 40383
Versailles, KY US 40383
Race Contact Info

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Our mission is to promote the well-being of animals through SAVE: 
Spay/Neuter, Adopt, Volunteer and Educate.


The Woodford Humane Society is a non-profit animal adoption center in Versailles, Kentucky. We care for the homeless and unwanted animals in Woodford County, surrounding counties, as well as animals from other states. We have welcomed thousands of animals since 1975 and strive to find good, loving homes for all of them. A careful screening process helps us match the right animals to the right adoptive homes.

With no government funding, we are completely dependent on private contributions to continue to provide care to 1,000 animals each year.  We maintain a placement rate of over 95%, and do everything in our power to place our animals with their forever homes.

At any given time, we are home to approximately 200 animals available for adoption. Adoption counselors are on staff to assist with the selection of a new pet. We maintain a "wish book" for people seeking a particular breed and let them know when a match has been made.

Our mission is to provide funding for tutoring, clothing, summer camp and enrichment activities to local foster children.


Our goal is to diligently raise funds to help as many children as possible that enter into the foster care system. Our programs will aid in helping these children lead as normal of a life as possible with a goal of becoming successful adults. The Council provides funding for individualized tutoring, clothing, summer camp and enrichment activities. The programs are geared to help these children find talents that would normally go undiscovered, while increasing their confidence and self-esteem.

If you are a parent, you know how expensive it is to keep a child in clothing and shoes that fit and how expensive extra-curricular activities can be. Every child wants to feel normal, wants to fit in, dress like their peers and participate in what their peers are participating in. A foster child should be given this same opportunity.

As these children are ripped from their homes with nothing but a small bag of their belongings, their fear of the unknown is unimaginable. Then they are placed in a home where everyone is a stranger and expected to persevere; this being yet another traumatic experience they are expected to handle. Keep in mind these are children taken from the only home they know, taken from Mom or Dad with the promise of a brighter future. The Council funds the opportunities to make this promise come true. As they are moved from home to home, shelter to shelter, their belongings are scattered and their school work falls by the wayside, thus The Clothing Program and The Education Advancement program were established.

We have arranged a courtesy room block at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Versailles.  Single King $94 and Double Queen $104.  This hotel is located right on the outskirts of Versailles and only about 4 miles from our race venue.


We offer free race photos at the Lucky Leprechaun races.  For a look at the 2022 photos check out this PHOTO GALLERY


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