Outer Banks Sporting Events

Running of the Leprechauns!

Saturday, March 17th 2018

Thank you for joining us at the
Running of the Leprechauns!


Brought to you by Outer Banks Sporting Events.  Sponsored by Kelly’s Restaurant & Tavern.

  • Start time 8:00am
  • 5K -Out and Back Course (all road)
  • 10K -Loop course (a portion, approx. 2 miles, is gravel trail)
  • Awards for top male & female in each race
  • Start at Satterfield Landing & Lark Ave. in Nags Head-OBX Soccer Complex. Finish at OBSE.
  • Finish PARTY at OBSE to include Irish Stew-Sweet Potato Biscuits & Beer. 
  • It's a Tent not a Tavern! Toss some sweats in your car to stay warm at the festivities.
  • "Get Lucky" Costume Contest! Win a OBSE Prize Pack!
  • "Get Lucky" Runner Bib Drawing at the post race party! Cash Prize!


All registrations made prior to Midnight March 1st will pick up their event shirt at Packet Pick Up. You will find your shirt size printed on your bib. Those registrations after that date will pick up their event shirt after the race at the Post Race Party!

PACKET PICK UP - Bring your ID. If you will be drinking beer at the after party (age 21+) you are required to wear the green beer band. Get banded Friday afternoon or bring ID to the after party to get a beer band on Saturday.

FRIDAY MARCH 10TH 4PM - 7PM - Limited parking is available at Satterfield Landing Soccer Field. Located next door to OBSE.
SATURDAY MARCH 11TH 7AM - 7:45AM - Bring your ID.
Pick up your event shirt, race bib and bring your ID to get a beer band.
Outer Banks Sporting Events
2234 S. Lark Ave. Nags Head.
Pick up is inside the tent located on site at OBSE.

PARKING is available at the Satterfield Landing Soccer Field located next door to OBSE. There is no parking available at OBSE.

RESTROOMS are located at Satterfield Landing Soccer Field.

Registration will be available on Friday at Packet Pick Up and Saturday till 7:45.


Running of trhe Leprechauns Course Map

The Running of the Leprechauns was the original idea of Mike Kelly and hosted at Kelly's Restaurant & Tavern, every St. Paddy's Day weekend since 2008. This fun, green and grand race Started and Finished on site at Kelly's Restaurant. All Finishers earned medals and enjoyed Irish Stew and Guinness beer at Mike's restaurant while sharing their running triumphs with their friends.

2016 was the final year for Kelly to host this fun 5K/10K race. With the decision made to close the restaurant in 2017, Kelly will pass the Leprechaun race baton to the event staff at Outer Banks Sporting Events.

OBSE is thrilled to carry on Kelly's traditional race. Sustaining the Irish theme, runner food and beer, OBSE will create a new race route and include the new “Get Lucky!” costume contest! Creativity counts in this wearin o' the green contest!

Make your friends green with envy! Get a green shirt, Finish medal, Irish Stew and Guinness at the post-race party! The podium awaits the first male and first female finishers of each distance.

Register today for the 2017 Running of the Leprechauns!
Visit the Facebook page for photos and more information!

Visit the Facebook page for fun photos and more information!


Mike Kelly passes Leprechaun Baton to OBSE

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