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Register Online: Until 7:00pm March 16

Race Start/Location: starts at 8:30 am from The Discovery

What Everyone Gets

  • Brooks technical race shirt (shirt size guaranteed until midnight January 31);
  • Finisher’s medal;
    Personalized race bib if you register by midnight January 31;
  • A scenic and mostly flat course through the Midtown and Wells Avenue Districts closed to traffic and monitored closely by RPD officers and volunteers;
  • Lenny the Leprechaun tattoo and other goodies;
  • Free entry into The Discovery on race day by showing your race number;
  • Music by a DJ and a bagpiper too;
  • A finish line party with refreshments and a variety of vendors;
  • The chance to race a real life Leprechaun. And for those who beat our leprechaun, you will receive a distinctive can glass in celebration of your big win;
  • A complimentary beer (for 21 & older);
  • Chip timing;
  • An awards ceremony with unique, locally-made age group prizes;
  • We post lots of photos that you can view and download free of charge;
  • Race specials with local businesses listed in the following section;

Race Specials

To take advantage of these deals, please show your 2024 Leprechaun Race race bib.

Hub Coffee Roasters

March 17-24 - 20% off your coffee drink.

  • 727 Riverside Drive, Reno
  • 131 Pine St., Reno
  • 15425 Wedge Pkwy #120, Reno

Pinon Bottle Co.

March 17-24 - Buy one pint, get one pint free. One time only. Of course, must by 21 and over.

  • 777 S. Center St. #101, Reno
  • Pinon Bottle South – 15415 Wedge Pkwy #100, Reno

Reno Running Company

March 17-24 - 15% off your purchase. One time only.

  • Sparks Store – 1276 Disc Drive, Sparks
  • Reno Summit Store – 13987 S. Virginia Street, Reno
  • Reno Lakeside Store – 3838 Lakeside Dr, Reno

Noodle Box

March 17-24 - 20% discount on final purchase. One time only.

  • 490 S. Center St., Reno

Thank you to these generous businesses!
- The Race178/Reno Running Co. Team


The top 3 female, male and non-binary finishers will receive Reno Running Company gift cards.

The 178th place finisher will receive a Reno Running Company gift card.

The top 3 female, male and non-binary finishers in each age group will receive a special Leprechaun Race award. The age groups will be 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.

Back this year are hand thrown mugs by Dale Pappas (Lt Colonel retired) USMC 32 years. He was with the WCSO for 21 years, and one day he saw smoke through the trees around the homes. Dale thought a gas main had broken and called all the emergency services, but it was a potter firing a kiln. He sent everyone home and began taking pottery classes; the rest is history. Peavine Pottery opened in 1998, and to this day, Dale is either in the pottery studio making high-fired stoneware, in the wood shop, playing handball, or skiing/camping with the grandkids.

Time Limits

We need to be finished with the City of Reno streets by 9:40 a.m. For a 5K course that will give everyone even the most casual walkers plenty of time. We reserve the right to ask participants to use the sidewalks if necessary.


Strollers are allowed for this event. Given the narrow start line area, strollers shall start toward the back with the walkers. Look for the Strollers sign. No need to register your child being pushed in the stroller.


No pets allowed for this event. We appreciate your cooperation.

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