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Desert Leprechaun 5k Run/Walk

Saturday, 3/12/2022  – 8:15am – Downtown Tucson – In front of Armory Park on S 6th Ave

Event Description

This is an event to be held in conjunction with the Tucson St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. Unfortunately, we’ve only been able to have virtual versions of this event up until now but we plan to change that in 2022!

Here’s what you can look forward to:

Totally unique, custom finisher medal for 5K (first 350 finishers)

  • One FREE beer at the festival with your race entry (only for those over 21 years old, of course!) for both 5K and 1M entrants
  • Custom Race Shirts for 5K only in both men’s and women’s sizes (while supplies last. Packet Pickup and Race Day registrations may not get a shirt)
  • Lots of great activities at the Festival starting at 10am including Food Vendors, Merchandize Vendors and a super cool Kids Zone. Many of the items at the festival, such as the food, much of the merchandize, etc., have a cost associated with them that is not included in your race entry fee.
  • Both the men’s and women’s winner of the 5K will get to be in the parade!

Bring your entire family out in the morning to get your run or walk on, and then stay for the amazing parade and festival. It will be an experience you won’t soon forget! We at SAR are very proud to continue the long running tradition associated with the festival by Steve Taggart of Tagg Running Events.

Fees & Registration

Register online HERE.

5K – $30 until 3/1/22, $35 thereafter. SAR Members get $5 off, Packet Pickup & Race Day is $40 for all.

1M – $15 (kids 5 and under free)


To volunteer, please click HERE.

Packet Pickup Info

Friday, 3/11/22 from 4-6pm at The Running Shop

Saturday, 3/12/22 from 7:30am until events begin

Course Info and Timeline

Flat and fast, 3 loop course for the 5K and 1 loop for the 1 Mile race.

1 Mile Race – 8:15am

5K Race – 9:00am


5K will have male and female awards for Top 3 Overall, Top Masters, and Top 3 in 5 year age groups up to 80+

Safety Guidelines & Protocols

We continue to monitor relevant information and consult with public health guidelines appropriate for Pima County and will ensure that all race day activities are compliant with recommendations and best practices.


Mar 12 2022


8:15 am - 12:00 pm

More Info



Downtown Tucson
200 S 6th Ave Tucson, AZ US 85701


Steven Outridge