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

Sat March 16, 2024 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

Events

Run

Half Marathon

$60 8:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after October 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT
Run

10 Miler

$42 8:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after October 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT
Run or Walk

5K

$35 8:45AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after December 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EST
Virtual

Virtual Runner/Walker

$55 Registration ends March 15, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Volunteer

Race Volunteer

$0 7:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends March 15, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Description

The race that kicks off the spring racing season in the Bluegrass!

 

Join us on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 8:30am for the 7th 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.

PACKET PICKUP (3 OPTIONS)

  1. Thursday, March 14th from3-6pm at Fleet Feet Lexington
  2. Friday, March 15th from 4-7pm at the pavilion at Falling Springs Recreation Center
  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 races.

RACE FEATURES INCLUDE

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

  • Commemorative performance race T-shirts 

  • 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 March 10th, and we'll ship your shirt, race bib, and a finisher's medal.  The registration fee of $55 includes shipping.

HALF MARATHON ROUTE

10 MILER ROUTE

5K ROUTE

Medals For All 3 Races

All finishers of the 3 races (5K, 10K and Half Marathon) will receive a commemorative Lucky Leprechaun medal.  The medal shown is our 2023 finisher's medal.

Place

Falling Springs Recreation Center (Huffman Pavilion)
275 Beasley Road
Versailles, KY US 40383

Race Contact Info

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

Sponsors

Woodford Humane Society - Race Charity Beneficiary

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.

Foster Care Council of Kentucky - Race Charity Beneficiary

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.

Free Race Photos

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

RACE SWAG!

Greenlayer mesh tech, short sleeved in mens and women’s sizes.  Shirts for 2024 will be long sleeved mesh tech.

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