$8 – $45

St Paddy's Day 5k & 8k Run/Walk

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W Fullerton Parkway and North Cannon Drive

Lincoln Park

Chicago, IL 60614

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Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

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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 17th fun-filled year in Lincon Park. As in the past, 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 and lakefront sprint.

All participants will receive a commemorative event shirt, invitation to the post event celebration party at Select Steak House (2808 N. Halsted – 3 blocks west of the Finish Line) for a free Sam Adams Beer or non-alcoholic beverage with the opportunity to purchase Chicago's best Corn Beef and Cabbage plate. Age group awards and an amazing raffle will be presented along with post-event refreshments will also be served.

Course

The event Start is held in historic Lincoln Park Neighborhood across the street from Chicago’s Nature Museum at the south end of Diversey Harbor. The course is perfect and picturesque winding through the unforgettable Diversey and Belmont harbor areas and Chicago’s dynamic lakefront.

The 8K runs north 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 runs 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 located on the 8K course near mile point at approximately 1.75 and 3.50 and on the 5K located at 1.5 miles.

Packet pickup

TBD

Parking

Paid parking can be found across the street at the Lincoln Park Zoo. It is best to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the race. This allow adequate time to prepare and check gear.

Along Cannon Drive there are approximately 100 free parking spaces based on first come first serve. Both to the immediate north and south of the start line there is paid parking by meter in the Chicago Park District system and one quarter block south there is paid parking at Lincoln Park Zoo.

Gear Check

Gear check will open race day at 8:00 a.m. next to the registration tent near the Start/Finish Area. All gear checked in must be picked up no later than 11:30 a.m.

Race Day Registration

You can still register in person during packet pick-up:

Dates and Times TBD


The St. Paddy's Day 5K/8K Run/Walk is honored to support Prevent Child Abuse America, founded in 1972 in Chicago, works to ensure the healthy development of children nationwide. The organization promotes that vision through a network of chapters in 50 states and over 500 Healthy Families America home visitation sites in 41 states, all the territories, Puerto Rico and Canada. A major organizational focus is to advocate for the existence of a national policy framework and strategy for children and families while promoting evidence-based practices that prevent abuse and neglect from ever occurring.

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W Fullerton Parkway and North Cannon Drive

Lincoln Park

Chicago, IL 60614

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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