The Lucky Leprechaun Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 5K

Sat March 7, 2020 Versailles, KY US 40383 Directions RaceJoy Ready
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

$75 8:30AM EST - 11:30AM EST Price increases after February 29, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
Run

10 Miler

$50 8:40AM EST Price increases after February 29, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
Run or Walk

5K

$35 8:45AM EST Price increases after February 29, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
Virtual

Virtual Runner/Walker

$50 8:30AM EST Registration ends February 29, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
Volunteer

Race Volunteer

$0 8:30AM EST Registration ends March 6, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
Description

Join us on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8:30am for the 3rd 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 features 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.

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

RACE FEATURES INCLUDE

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

  • Commemorative race T-shirts (Guaranteed if you are registered by 2/26/20)

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

  • DJ James Hummel & Freestyle Entertainment

  • Complimentary post race mini massages by Massage 4 Wellness

  • Sword, water and gels served at 9 hydration/cheer stations

  • Post race celebration and awards ceremony

  • Overall & Age Group Awards & Best Dressed Leprechaun Contest

  • All THE LUCK OF THE IRISH!

There will be a 15 minute/mile pace limit for the Half Marathon and a 19 minute/mile pace limit for the 10 Miler.  Walkers are welcomed for the 5K.  ForWord Running will provide pacers for the Half Marathon (1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, 3:00, 3:15, 3:30 finish times) & 10 Miler (1:20, 1:40, 2:00 finish times).

PACKET PICKUP OPTIONS   We will have advanced PACKET PICKUP on Thursday, 3/5/20  from 4-7pm at  Falling Springs Recreation Center (275 Beasley Rd, Versailles, KY 40383).  We'll have an additional packet pickup on Friday, 3/6/20 from 4-7pm (Lexington location to be announced).  There will also be race day packet pickup from 7-8:30am at Falling Springs (Pavilion area).

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 1st and we'll ship you your shirt, race bib and a finishers medal.  The registration fee of $50 includes shipping.

HALF MARATHON ROUTE   (Includes 11 water stops along the way)

10 MILER ROUTE

5K ROUTE

Medals For All 3 Races

The medals for the Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 5K will all have separate colored and notated ribbons to distinguish the 3 distances.

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

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Sponsors

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.

RaceJoy

Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at The Lucky Leprechaun Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 5K.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Lucky Leprechaun Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 5K is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

Note:
- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy

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