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The 3rd Annual Kelly’s Running of the Leprechauns 8K

March 19, 2011 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

The 3rd Annual Kelly’s Running of the Leprechauns 8K   Saturday, March 19th  9 am
Presented and Operated by the Outer Banks Running Club.   REGISTER ONLINE.

The K8K was launched to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Parade.  Most would have thrown a party to celebrate an anniversary, but not Kelly’s.  Kelly’s added another community event to the restaurant’s community repertoire.

The 8k is a point to point course including paved road and trails including HILLS!  Runners complete the course under the race arch in front of Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and celebrate in the Tavern at the Party of the Leprechauns.

Chad Motz of Nags Head, NC, won the inaugural event in 2009 and retained his title in 2010.  For 2011 Motz has been declared the Kelly’s Leprechaun.  And if you want the Leprechaun’s Gold-you have to catch him.  And this year, we mean that literally.

Catch the Kelly’s Leprechaun, Chad Motz, and cross the Finish Line with the Leprechaun, win money for your Outer Banks Charity of Choice.  Pass the Leprechaun, and you win more money for the charity.  If the Leprechaun crosses the Finish Line, he wins double for his Outer Banks Charity of Choice.

Top three Males and Females will designate monies to their Outer Banks Charity of Choice.
Other Awards:

Best Irish Costume

Emerald Isle-Selected by race staff during the event.

Luck of the Irish-We just love surprises!

Post Race hospitality and awards will be held in the tavern of Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant.  The dance floor will be open.  Music.  Karaoke if you Dare!

Menu: Kelly’s Signature Sweet Potato Biscuits,  Irish Stew,  Bagels,  Sugar Cookies sponsored by Just Desserts;  Water, Coffee, Tea, Lemonade; Guiness Beer (runners only-No Bib, No Beer), sponsored by Coastal Beverage.   Age Check verified at check-in.

More Good Work:

  • Food Drive: We are collecting food items for Food for Thought.  This volunteer organization provides meals for Dare County school children over the weekends.  Visit  www.foodforthoughtobx.org  to learn about this need that could easily fall through the cracks.  Suggested items: oranges, apples, microwave popcorn, cereal bars, granola bars, juice boxes, and snack packs-pudding, apple sauce, crackers, raisins, and cookies.  The organization has sufficient meal items for a few months.  Food for Thought Volunteers will be taking care of the collection and assisting along the race route.
  • One World Running: The best reason to clean out the closet.  Donate your old/used/worn-out/much loved running/athletic shoes for refurbishment and recycling.  This endeavor supports our sport, the environment, and those in need.

One World Running


March 19, 2011
7:30 am - 11:00 am
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