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Run with the Lucky Leprechaun around the Lake at Nathan Benderson Park and enjoy the gold at the end of the rainbow!  Family fun with running, walking, food and drinks for all ages at the inaugural Lucky Leprechaun 5K. Kids dash for the coins in the age bracketed rainbow dashes and runners and walkers can participate in the chip-timed 5K around the lake.  Top 100 male and 100 female finishers will be awarded a commemorative prize. The entire family will enjoy Irish music, food, drinks and games at the festival at the finish line! All participants receive a race shirt, and finisher's medal, plus 1 food and 1 drink ticket per bib to celebrate St. Paddy's day. Additional food and drinks will be available for purchase at the finish line festival.

Registration fees

5K Loop

Price changes in 23 days 41 minutes
  • Loop around and across the Lake for a festive 5K. First one to the finish wins the Lucky Leprechaun's pot of gold!

    1. $30.00
      Jan 12 – Jan 31
    2. $35.00
      Now registering Feb 1 – Mar 10
    3. $40.00
      Mar 11 – Mar 15

Kids Rainbow Dash

Kids' Dash Distances (by age): 100 Meters (3-4 years old) 200 Meters (5-6 years old) 400 Meters (7-9 Years old) 800 Meters (10-12 Years Old)

  1. $20.00
    Jan 12 - Mar 15

Holiday Race Challenge


Lucky Leprechaun 5K is the first of 3 races in the Holiday Race Challenge. Participate in all 3 races at Nathan Benderson Park and be awarded a special medal at the finish line of the final race. Register for the challenge prior to 3/16 and get an exclusive tri-blend long sleeve shirt celebrating the Holiday Challenge. 

Learn more and sign up for the Challenge here!

5K Course

Course Map Coming Soon!!

Finish Line Festival


Festive beverages and Irish style food will be waiting for you at the finish line!  All participants receive 1 food and 1 beverage ticket for Irish themed food and drink as you enjoy the entertainment and games after the race. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase. 

Schedule of Events

  • March 12-15 Packet Pick Up (final schedule TBD prior to Race Week)

  • March 16 4PM - Race Day Registration Opens

  • March 16 5PM - Kids' Rainbow Dash

  • March 16 5PM - Food and Beverage Tents Open

  • March 16 6PM - 5K Starts

  • March 16 6:30PM - Official After Party Start

  • March 16 8PM - Festival Ends

Want to know more?

Be sure to RSVP to the event on Facebook for more details as they are announced! 

Contact Information

Event Location

Nathan Benderson Park, Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL, USA

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