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Desert Leprechaun 5k & 1 Mile – 3/16/2025

3/16/205, 8:15am – Armory Park – 220 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ

*Date Subject to change depending on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

2024 post race updates, including photos:

Click here to see photos from our wonderful sponsor, The Damion Alexander Team!

Here are some additional photos from the 2024 race:

For more photos click here to open the Google Drive.

Look back on the 2024 event:

Join us to help support the Children of Fallen Officers at the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival! Armory Park and Downtown Tucson is the scene of run, parade, festival and party!

Here's just some of what you can look forward to:

• One free beer at the festival with your race entry (only for those over 21 years old, of course! Make sure you have your ID!) for both 5K and 1M entrants

• Totally unique, custom finisher medal for 5K only

• Custom race shirts for 5K only in both men's and women's sizes

Lots of great activities at the festival starting at 10:00 AM including food vendors, merchandise vendors, and a super cool kids zone. Many of the items at the festival, such as the food, much of the merchandise, 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 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.

To register online click HERE

To print a registration form that you can bring to packet pickup please check back here!

* Please bring cash or check for packet pickup on race morning registration

* Please note that packet pickup and race morning registrants for the 5K will not immediately receive a t-shirt. Instead they will be asked to check on shirt availability after they finish the 5K race, but due a rush of late registrations which has out-paced expectations, it is unlikely that there will be any shirts available.

5K – Non SAR5K – SAR Mbr1 Mile (Ages 3

& under free)

Prior to 8/1/24




8/1/24 – 11/30/24




12/1/24 – 2/28/24




3/1/25 - 3/14/25

PP & Race Day









The 5K will have male and female awards for top 3 overall, top masters, and top 3 in 5-year age groups up to 80+. Awards will include The Running Shop gift certificates and koozies with the race logo!

5K registrants get a really cool, super-soft t-shirt while supplies last.

5K finishers will get a super-cool finisher medal.

There will be some fun St. Patrick's Day related goodies for all finishers.

All finishers 21 and over can get one free beer at the St. Patrick's Day festival. Be prepared to show your ID and the volunteers will take the tear off that's on the bottom of your bib to use as a "ticket" for you to claim your free beer.

The male and female winner of the 5K will each get to ride in the St. Patrick's Day parade in a special vehicle!

7:30 AM - Race day registration opens in Armory Park

8:00 AM - Course closes to traffic

8:05 AM - National Anthem

8:07 AM - 1 milers walk to start line down 6th Ave

8:15 AM - 1 mile start

8:45 AM - National Anthem

8:47 AM – 5K participants walk to start line

8:50 AM - 5K race start

9:30 AM - 5K award ceremony begins in Armory Park near finish line

10:00 AM - Festival and beer garden open. Runners of age with bibs get 1 free beer with ticket

10:30 AM - 5K Winning Male and Female to parade VIP area and parade starts

12:00 PM - End of free drink ticket handouts for runners of age with bibs

We need you help! To volunteer please check back HERE

Saturday, March 15, 2025 at The Running Shop from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Please do not arrive prior to 10:00 AM as The Running Shop is closed.

Sunday, March 16, 2025, at the event site from 7:30 AM until 15 minutes before event start time.

Flat and fast, 3 loop course for the 5K and 1 loop for the 1 mile race. Both courses are USATF certified and eligible for state age group records.

5K course map below. To view in another window click here.

1M course map below.  To view in another window click here.

Park outside the loop course and staging area. More specifically we recommend you park north of Broadway Blvd, east of 4th Ave, south of 17th St or west of Stone Ave. Don’t park anywhere inside of these streets or you may not be able to leave the area until after the road closures end or risk getting vehicle towed if parked on the parade route.

This event benefits the Children of Fallen Officers as a tribute to so many of the heroes in our community who have made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us!

Safety is our first priority, but there are inherent dangers and risks involved in racing, and participants take part under their own responsibility.


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    Mar 16 2025


    All Day

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    Armory Park
    220 S. 6th Avenue, Tucson


    Steven Outridge