The 7th annual Leprechaun Race, a 5k run/walk held on Sunday, March 17th, raised $5,423 for the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery).
“Registrations for this year’s Leprechaun Race were the highest we’ve seen in the race’s seven-year 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.”
The race 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 receive a special prize.
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. An additional $423 was donated by race entrants when they registered.
To date, Race178 and registered racers have donated more than $35,000 to The Discovery.
“We are truly grateful for the support Race178 has provided The Discovery over the seven years the Leprechaun Race has been run,” said Mat Sinclair, President/CEO of The Discovery. “We’re proud to be part of an event that has been such a large gathering for our community.”