More than 1,500 runners/walkers turn out for Race178’s 6th annual Leprechaun Race
The 6th annual Leprechaun Race, a 5k run/walk held on Sunday, March 12th, raised $5,393 for the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery).
The event includes a leprechaun who, after giving all participants a generous head start, races to the finish. Racers who beat the leprechaun to the finish line received a commemorative prize.
“Turnout for this year’s Leprechaun Race was the second highest we’ve seen in the race’s history,” said Eric Lerude, President of Race178. “We’re proud to have created a family-friendly event that showcases the Wells Avenue, West of Wells and Midtown neighborhoods, and benefits an important community asset like The Discovery.”
Race178, who owns and organizes the Leprechaun Race as well as other local races including the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey, made a $5,000 contribution to The Discovery—$1 for each of the 1,227 participants the leprechaun passed during the race, plus an additional donation of $3,773. Another $393 was donated by more than 50 race entrants when they registered.
“The Discovery is very grateful for the support Race178 provides,” said Mat Sinclair, President/CEO of The Discovery. “Over the past five years, Race178 has provided more than $31,000 in support of the museum’s mission to inspire by being the place to experience science.”
For more information about upcoming fundraising events benefiting The Discovery, please visit our calendar of events.