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The Leprechaun Run is one of Philadelphia’s oldest traditions. Starting in 1984, the Leprechaun Run is one of Philadelphia’s first races of the season, and originally offered a 5-Mile Race and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk. In 2017, the Leprechaun Run expanded to include a Lucky 7-Mile Race in addition to the other two distances. The Leprechaun Run is an event to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia local program (SOPA-Philadelphia). Funds raised from the Leprechaun Run support operating costs for nearly 1,000 athletes that participate in Special Olympics activities across the city of Brotherly Love. Special Olympics PA holds more than 250 competitions and training events each year. All training and competition opportunities are provided free of charge to the athletes and their families, enabling everyone to experience the benefits of Special Olympics that extend well beyond the playing field.
Saturday, February 27 – Saturday, March 13, 2021 (noon)
Saturday, March 13, 2021, 7:00 pm, Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia Facebook Page (Live Event)
Did you know, on average, it costs $236 for ONE athlete to compete in Special Olympics Pennsylvania programming for an entire year? A little fundraising can make a significant impact.
During the registration process, you’ll be prompted to determine your personal fundraising goal! A personal fundraising page is automatically be created once you confirm your registration. If you need help accessing your page, let us know! Use this personal page to keep track of donations and send out email templates to friends and family. You can also share your goal with your networks on social media! If every runner raised an average of $50, we would raise nearly $75,000 for Special Olympics Philadelphia!
To reward you for going that extra mile, we’re offering some fantastic incentives using a tiered fundraising system. Please note that ALL registrants receive a cotton version of the event shirt (unless upgraded to dri-fit).
*Note: Registration fees count towards fundraising goals.
*All incentives will be emailed out after the event within four weeks.
Would you like to sponsor the Leprechaun Run? Check out our sponsorship package here: 2020 Leprechaun Run Sponsorship. Contact Kristin at email@example.com or 610-630-9450 x 252 for more information.
Q: What if I want to raise additional funds for Special Olympics? We’d love that! In fact, you can even earn extra incentives! Did you know, on average, it costs about $236 for ONE athlete to participate in Special Olympics programming for an entire year? Just a little fundraising can make a significant impact.
Q: Are there incentives if I decide to fundraise? Yes! Beyond the fact that you’re making an impact on local Special Olympics athletes, we’ll also throw in awesome prizes. See above for the incentives offered at the Leprechaun Run.
Q: Do I have to use “online” registration? No – hard copy registrations can be downloaded HERE, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive this file for printing. All checks should be made out to Special Olympics Pennsylvania with Leprechaun Run in the memo line. Registrations can be sent to Special Olympics PA, c/o Leprechaun Run, 2570 Blvd of the Generals, Suite 124, Norristown, PA 19403
Q: Can I walk this event? Walkers are invited to participate in the 2-mile “fun run” starting immediately after the 5-mile race. Participants may walk portions of the 7-mile and 5-mile course as well.\
Q: Is there a cut off time? No, there is no cut off time for the Leprechaun Run.
Q: Can my children participate? Yes! Children under 8 (eight) can take part for free in the 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk (but will not receive a shirt) using code UNDER8. ALL participants must complete a waiver on race day regardless of age. Children must run or walk – strollers, wagons, and bikes are NOT permitted.
Q: Is the event timed? Yes. The Lucky 7-Mile Race and 5-Mile Race will be timed.
Q: Are there finisher medals? No. We do not give out finisher medals for participants.
Q: Will there be awards? Yes. We will have awards for the Lucky 7-Mile Race and the Classic 5-Mile Race. Runners can only win one award.
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