Get your green on March 18 for the Running of the Leprechauns 5K/10K in Nags Head

Get your green on March 18 for the Running of the Leprechauns 5K/10K in Nags Head

March 8th, 2023

Spring is here. Time to get off the couch and start doing – running, walking, just getting outside in the fresh air. Run by yourself. Run with your family.

Outer Banks Sporting Events presents the Running of the Leprechauns 5K and 10K on Saturday, March 18 at 8 a.m., sponsored by Mike Kelly’s Outer Banks Catering Group and the famous yearly Kelly’s St. Patty’s Day parade. 

The Running of the Leprechauns is a yearly, community event that will start at Satterfield Park in Nags Head and the finish is next to
International Tile beside Satterfield Park.

Bib pick up is on Friday from 3-7 pm at Swells’a Brewery on the Beach Road or Saturday morning at 7 a.m. on site. Awards ceremony is set to occur at 9:30 am at the finish line.

Beyond being a fun event that encourages people to walk or run – but just to come out and have some fun, there will be medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female overall for both races, as well as prizes for best dressed, appropriately costumed male and female runner
to be chosen by Mike Kelly, so it’s a fun time for families to get into the Irish spirit and show their love for the wearing of the green!  And on St. Paddy’s Weekend, everyone is Irish!

Don’t forget the after-party! Stick around after the races for Mike Kelly’s famous Irish stew and even more famous sweet potato biscuits, paired with a trip around the beer garden for those 21+. The Beer Garden opens at 9 a.m. There will be award medals for everyone who finishes the race.

For information on registering for the Running of the Leprechauns 5K and 10K, go to

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