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March 09, 2020

Leprechaun Run postponed due to coronavirus concerns

The run was scheduled to take place the weekend before St. Patrick's Day

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The 35th annual Leprechaun Run will take place ahead of St. Patrick's Day on Saturday, March 14. Proceeds will go to the Special Olympics Pennsylvania.

UPDATE Wednesday, March 11: The Leprechaun Run scheduled to take place Saturday, March 14, has been postponed due to concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

A new date will be announced in the next coming weeks. Individuals who already registered for the Leprechaun Run will automatically be registered for the new date.

Original story: Kick off your St. Patrick's Day celebrations early with the 35th annual Leprechaun Run on Saturday, March 14.

Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the Lucky 7-Mile Race, Classic 5-Mile Race or 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk. All three will take place along the Schuylkill River.

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Proceeds from the Leprechaun Run will go to Special Olympics Pennsylvania. This year's event is expected to raise more than $35,000 for the nonprofit.

Registration fees are $30 to $50. Children under the age of 8 can participate for free without registering online, but will not receive an event T-shirt.

On race day, runners are encouraged to check out the "Leprechaun Shop" where green accessories can be purchased to wear during the races.

Leprechaun Run 2020

Saturday, March 14
7:30 a.m. | $30-$50 registration
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

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