The next Running of the Leprechauns will occur March 19, 2022. Registration is now open.


Event Before Nov 30 Before Jan 31 Before Race Day
5K $35 $40 $45
10K $45 $50 $55


Event Details:

Come join Outer Banks Sporting Events for the Running of the Leprechauns. This fun and festive 5K and 10K have kicked off our annual line-up of events since 2017. Each finisher receives a finisher's medal and an event shirt. Awards are given for the top 3 Male and Female finishers in each of the two distances.

  • Start time: TBA for 2022
  • ​​​Start & Finish: TBA
  • 5K TBA
  • 10K  TBA
  • Awards for top three males and females in each race (not live this year). 


Running of the Leprechauns Event Sponsor
The Running of the Leprechauns was the unique idea of Mike Kelly and hosted at Kelly’s Restaurant & Tavern every St. Patrick’s Day weekend since 2008. Thank you, Kelly's Hospitality Group, for your continued support!

Many thanks to our sponsors