Join us for the 2024 Running of the Leprechauns!

March 15, 2025

Come run with the Leprechauns and receive an awesome t-shirt and a cool medal! Enjoy an authentic Irish party with stew, beer and music. This fun and festive 5K and 10K event has kicked off our annual lineup since 2017.

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Veterans and active duty military members, use code MILITARY to save 10%!

Please Note: Strollers and pets not allowed.

Schedule of Events and Need to Know:

Friday, March 14

4-7 p.m. Course Drop / Finish Area prep
4-7 p.m. Packet pick-up/registration/athlete check-in at Swells'a Brewing in Kill Devil Hills1

Saturday, March 15

7-7:45 a.m. Late registration/packet pick-up at Satterfield Park in Nags Head2
8 a.m. 10K Start
8:05 a.m. 5K Start
9 a.m. Post Race Party
9:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony

¹ Swells'a Brewing is located at 1802 S. Virgiia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

² Satterfield Park is located at 227 W Satterfield Landing Rd, Nags Head, NC 27959


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Finisher medals for all runners who complete the race.

Overall awards will go to the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in each of the two distances.

Please note: No awards will be mailed out!

Where to Stay

We have nearly a dozen accommodations partners who offer special rates and amenities to our runners.

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Many thanks to our sponsors!

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!

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For sponsorship information or to be a volunteer please email