Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Leprechaun Chase 10K

Posted by Emma Johnson on 3/2/17 10:00 AM

Topics: Local Focus & Events

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re still working on plans for the big day, keep the Leprechaun Chase 10K, at Principal Park in Des Moines, in mind this year! You’ll have a great time AND get a workout in!

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This race will get your competitive juices flowing, because it has a unique twist on a traditional race! The lassies start in the first wave, and five and a half minutes later the lads are released! It truly is a chase to the finish! Adding to the fun is the running attire people sport while racing. From funky headbands to silly socks—and there’s lots of green to be seen! There’s plenty of things to look at while you’re running through the city. Even in if you’re just a spectator, you’ll be entertained! It’s a festive environment that will get you in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit!

After finishing the course, kick back and enjoy the after party! The racers who finish first for each gender win a green beer to toast their accomplishment. Visit their website for additional details. Good luck!

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