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You won’t need the luck of the Irish to enjoy the National Cherry Festival’s 8th Annual Fifth Third Bank Leapin’ Leprechaun St. Patty’s Day 5K foot race! Join us on Saturday, March 17 at 9 am in Traverse City’s Warehouse District and put on your GREEN! After your run, stay with us for the Post Race Party at the Workshop Brewing Company!
Each racer will receive a commemorative t-shirt, accurate timing and results, medals for top finishers, prizes for best Irish costume, a complimentary beverage (must present photo ID), and free entertainment!
NEW this year, the race will start and finish at the Workshop Brewing Company in the Warehouse District downtown Traverse City. Click "Race Map" above or visit this link for a more detailed map. Maps are for reference only. They will be measured and marked on race day. There may be slight changes to course routes. Please check back for updates.
Friday, March 16, 2017: 4:00PM - 7:00PM
- Pick up your packet or register for the race at the Workshop Brewing Company!
Saturday, March 17, 2017: 7:30AM - 8:30AM
- Last chance! Pick up your packet or register for the race at the Workshop Brewing Company.
*Preferred t-shirt size cannot be guaranteed after March 1st - please register in advance!
Race Day Timeline
9:00AM - Race Starts! Spectators can enjoy watching the race start/finish at the Workshop Brewing Company. Runners, make sure you stay alert and dress appropriately for race day. The race course is partially closed to traffic, be alert and always exercise caution when running on the roads.
9:00AM - 11:00AM: Post race party at Workshop Brewing Company. All runners will enjoy post race snacks, and those 21+ can enjoy a complimentary Workshop beer after the race, just bring your bib with you!
Race Awards will be handed out immediately following the race at the Workshop. If you cannot pick up your award they will be available at the National Cherry Festival office until April 15, 2018.
Registration fee includes: Each racer will receive a commemorative t-shirt, accurate timing and results, medals for top finishers, prizes for best Irish costume, a complimentary beverage (must present photo ID), and free entertainment!
Awards will be given to the top male and female & masters male & female, and 3 finishers in each age category (male & female). There will not be separate awards for walkers.
Age Divisions 13 and Under, 14-16,17-19, 20-24, 25-29,30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Please arrive early and give yourself extra time to park! Here is a list of suggested parking lots. As always, we suggest car pooling and utilizing the Sara Hardy Parking Deck. The map below lists the areas that you will NOT be able to park on race day. Please review carefully. For a complete list of parking options visit the Downtown Traverse City parking map here.