July 2 - 9, 2016

Leapin' Leprechaun 5k

The race route follows city streets that are not entirely closed to vehicular traffic. Certain streets may be under construction or in disrepair. Stay Alert! In the event of weather issues or a municipal emergency, the police may advise race organizers not to hold the event. Race officials will be using the WBGT Index to advise participants of weather conditions. Event policy prohibits refunds for any reason including a change of race date, suspension, or cancellation. 


6th Annual Leapin’ Leprechaun 5k

Saturday, March 12, 2016 


You won’t need the luck of the Irish to enjoy the National Cherry Festival’s 6th Annual Fifth Third Bank Leapin’ Leprechaun St. Patty’s Day 5K foot race! Join us on Saturday, March 12 at 9 am in Traverse City’s Warehouse District and put on your GREEN! After your run, stay with us for the NEW Post Race Party at Inside Out Gallery.

Each racer will receive a commemorative t-shirt, accurate timing and results, medals for top finishers, prizes for best Irish costume, a complimentary beverage (must present photo ID), and free entertainment!

January 04, 2016- February 29,2016- Adult $30; Kids 12& Under: $20 

March 1-March 10,2016- Adult $35; Kids 12& Under: $25

March 11&12- Adult $35; Kids 12& Under: $25


Get Results As You Run!

We will be pushing results out as the event is going on. Runners can also look up their bib number today with this link and share to social media to automatically post results!


Want to Volunteer for the Race?

Sign up to volunteer for the Leapin' Leprechaun race!



Friday March 11th,2016

3:00pm- 7:00pm- Registration & Packet Pick Up at Inside Out Gallery

Saturday, March 12, 2016 Race Day!

 7:30 am-8:30am Day of registration and packet pick up at InsideOut Gallery
7:30am-8:30am- If you want to be entered in the costume contest get your picture taken by the registration table at InsideOut Gallery
9:00am- Race Starts! 
9:15- Race Results posted immediately, if you won an award please collect at the registration desk
9:00 am- 11:30am- Join us for the post race party! 
Top 3 Finishers in each age category will receive metals! Male and Female

Age Divisions

13 and Under,14-16,17-19,20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70-74,75-79,80-84,85-89,90+
Make sure to register by March 3rd to ensure your preferred t-shirt size! We will not be ordering extra t-shirts.