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March 11, 2023 Lucky Leprechaun 5k/10k & 1 mile Little Leprechaun Fun Run (In-Person and Virtual Races)

March 11, 2023 Ijamsville, MD 21754 US Directions RaceJoy Ready


Race Update


Please refer to this website periodically after registration for all updates.  This site is the only page that will give you the latest up-to-date changes.


Where:  Natelli Family YMCA, 3481 Campus Dr., Ijamsville, MD  21754

In-Person Race:  Saturday, March 11, 2023.  One mile race starts at 9:00am.   5k and 10K start approximately 9:20am. 

Virtual Race:  Friday, March 10, 2023 at 6:00am through Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 5:00pm.  Run/Walk anywhere between these days/times and record through the Race Joy app (available for virtual race only) or manually.  See instructions below.


Please park in the YMCA parking lot at the end of the lot, Urbana High School lot closest to the YMCA or Urbana Middle School closest to the YMCA property. Cones will be set up to direct you around the parking lot in order to keep some of the road clear for runners.  Please pay attention to partial road closing or lane shifts.  Campus Drive will be monitored by Flagger Force.

Same Day Registration and Pack Pickup: Please go inside the YMCA to Community Room A from the Pool side of the building.  Restrooms are available in the lobby area (2 universal restrooms and the youth male and female locker rooms).  Volunteers will be there to direct you

STROLLERS- Strollers are allowed on the course.  You do not have to register any child for the race if they are going to be in a stroller. 

RACE COURSE - The race course can be found here for the 1-mile Fun Run: and the 5K/10K:


All participants that register prior to February 10, 2023, will receive a race shirt with their desired size.  After February 10, 2023 race shirts are first come first serve until the supply runs out.  An alternate give away will be given to youth 4 years and younger that are registered for the race.

Race shirts are first come first serve.  When registering, please enter your correct size.  If your size is not available you will be alerted to choose another size or "no shirt". Shirts can not be exchanged for a different size.


Thursday, March 9, 2023 at the Natelli Family YMCA Community Room A: 5pm - 8pm

Friday, March 10, 2023 at the Natelli Family YMCA  Community Room A: 9:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday, March 11, 2023 at the in-person race site (Natelli Family YMCA) starting at 7:00am  (Packet pick up will be inside the YMCA in Community Room A)


Saturday, March 11, 2023- Natelli Family YMCA

9:00 am - One Mile Run/Walk

9:20am - 5K and 10K run

Everyone receives a finisher medal


Medals for overall Male and Female for both the 5K and 10K runners.  Medals for first place runners in each age group, male and female.  Age groups: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


FOR THE VIRTUAL RACES: Download the RACEJOY app to your Android or Apple device if you are participating in the virtual race.  The app is a great tool to keep you motivated and have fun with your race.  It will provide timing, announcements, and a great group of people cheering you on as you complete your race!! Using the app will seem like you are participating in a live race!!

Each Mile marker will provide participant time, estimated time of finish, pace, etc. 

When you log into RaceJoy and complete the set-up to be tracked, you will have to enter your BIB number or Name.  BIB numbers are provided in the registration confirmation email.  It will be in the body of the email along with in the attached pdf document in the same email.  If you are unable to locate the email, you can log into RunSignUp and under Profile, they can find this race and get the BIB number.


In-Person participants will receive a paper bib at packet pick-up.

Virtual participants will receive a digital bib (downloadable).  An email confirmation will be sent to virtual runners with instructions on downloading and printing your bib. (See note above)


Put on your favorite Lucky Leprechaun attire and post a photo on our Lucky Leprechaun Facebook page: Lucky Leprechaun Run 5k/10k - South County Y | Facebook or upload to this site.
Be sure to:

 Tag the @YMCAofFrederickCounty
 Use the hashtag #YMCALUCKYLEP2023


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the March 11, 2023 Lucky Leprechaun 5k/10k & 1 mile Little Leprechaun Fun Run (In-Person and Virtual Races).

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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