$35 – $40

2020 St. Paddy's Day 5K & 8K Run/Walk

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Diversey Harbor

2430 N. Cannon Dr.

Chicago, IL 60614

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Some good old fashioned St. Patrick's Day fun in Chicago! Come run/walk with us to support a great cause and grab a cold one!

About this Event

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than to participate in the "St. Paddy's Day Run" (formerly known as the Leprechaun Leap) that's back for its 19th fun-filled year in Lincoln Park. As is tradition, participants are encouraged to use their imaginations and don green attire to celebrate the Emerald Isle. Everybody's Irish at this popular annual Lincoln Park lakefront sprint!

All participants will receive a race shirt, finisher's medal, and an ever-so-satisfying post-race beer at our post-race party! Overall and age group awards will be presented at the post-race party.

Course

The event start is held in the historic Lincoln Park neighborhood across the street from the Peggy Notebart Nature Museum near the south end of Diversey Harbor. The course is perfectly picturesque, winding through the unforgettable Diversey Harbor and Belmont Harbor areas along Chicago’s dynamic lakefront.

The 8K run kicks off at 9:30am, running just north of Irving Park Road along the Waveland Golf Course, turns around and continues south to the finish line just north of Fullerton Avenue on the path adjacent to Cannon Drive.

The 5K run begins 10 minutes later at 9:40am, running north to the Barry Street underpass at Lake Shore Drive, heads south along the lakefront path, turns around near the theater on the lake building and heads back north to the Barry Street Underpass and then proceeds south to the finish line located just north of Fullerton Avenue on the path adjacent to Cannon Drive.

There are three water stations on the course - two are located on the 8K course near miles 2 and 4, and one is approximately halfway through the 5K course.

Packet Pick Up

Fleet Feet Old Town

Thursday, March 12th - 12pm - 7pm

Friday, March 13th - 12pm - 7pm

Parking

Plenty of paid parking can be found just across the street at the Lincoln Park Zoo. It is best to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the race in order to allow adequate time to park, prepare and check gear.

There are also approximately 100 free parking spaces near the start line along Cannon Drive (first come first served), and metered parking in the nearby Diversey Harbor parking lots.

Gear Check

Gear check will open race day at 8am next to the registration tent near the Start/Finish Area. All gear checked in must be picked up no later than 11:30am.

Late Registration

You can also register for the race in person during packet pick up! Our race director will be there to field any questions you'd like to ask.

Fleet Feet Old Town

Thursday, March 12th - 12pm - 7pm

Friday, March 13th - 12pm - 7pm

Volunteer Opportunities

So you're not into running, but you want to be part of the fun? Or are you coming to cheer on your friends and family? Awesome! Come volunteer with us! Contact us or check back soon for more information on volunteer opportunities.

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Diversey Harbor

2430 N. Cannon Dr.

Chicago, IL 60614

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