Leprechaun Leap 5K

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by joining us at Hickory Knob State Resort for the Leprechaun Leap 5K.  This race is open to all runners, joggers, walkers, dog walkers, or anyone who wants to get out and get some fresh air.  Whether you have run in a race before, or this is your first time, don’t be afraid of the Leprechaun passing you. 

We will have race timing for all participants, but don’t be nervous, this event is for all skill levels from first timers to competitive runners – everyone is invited.  This road race will be on the main road inside Hickory Knob, but the road shoulders are wide enough for runners who don’t like paved surfaces.  The Leprechaun Leap starts at 10 AM on Saturday March 14, 2020.

Dress up in crazy clothing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and have fun while we run through the park.  A special prize will be awarded for the most creative costume!

The cost to register for this 5K is $25 per person plus registration fees, and all proceeds will go towards trail improvements at Hickory Knob State Park Resort.  The cost includes your race T-shirt, free give away items, and a chance to win some cool prizes regardless of how fast you run.  For same day registration on Saturday March 14 the price increases to $30, cash only please.

Stick around after the race and enjoy the Irish themed menu at the Hickory Knob restaurant and even enjoy a glass of green beer!  Or play a round of golf, shoot some skeet, and enjoy the weekend at Hickory Knob State Park Resort.  Camping and lodging is available at a special reduced rate at Hickory Knob State Park Resort during the Leprechaun Leap 5K weekend.  Please visit  www.southcarolinaparks.com  or call 1-866-345-7275 to make reservations.  Use promo code  5KSAVE20  for a discount of 20% off when making your reservations for campsites, cabins or lodge rooms for the Leprechaun Leap 5K weekend.  Promo Code is valid only from March 13 through March 15, 2020 at Hickory Knob State Park Resort.

The Leprechaun Leap 5K is the third of six scheduled events for the 2020 South Carolina State Parks Come Out & Play 5K Race Series, which includes these 5Ks:

January 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM– Devils Fork State Park –   First Day 5K Ranger Run & Loon LungeFebruary 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM – Sadlers Creek State Park – Fox Squirrel 5KMarch 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM – Hickory Knob State Resort –   Leprechaun Leap 5KApril 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM – Huntington Beach State Park – Gator Gauntlet 5KMay 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM – Sesquicentennial State Park –   Spring Into Sesqui 5KJune 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM – Oconee State Park – Hill Hoppin’ 5K

Be a part of the fun by entering in one or as many races as you like.  All races will be held rain or shine, and are meant to be a fun experience for anyone.  You can race as hard as you want, or just take a stroll through the park.  Please join us in visiting and supporting your beautiful South Carolina State Parks.  Bring or pick up your Ultimate Outsider Guide Book and get your Hickory Knob State Park Resort stamp and visit several other nearby South Carolina State Parks after the race.

For more information, please contact Jim Stanton, SC State Parks Program Coordinaor, by calling (864) 918-8475 or at  [email protected] .
Policies: The Leprechaun Leap 5K will take place even in the event of inclement weather, unless weather and/or conditions inside the park are deemed unsafe by park staff. Cancellations will be made as conditions are assessed, and notificiations will be sent out, however, no refunds will be provided in the event that the race is cancelled due to dangerous weather and/or site conditions.  Please dress accordingly for weather conditions for the run, and be prepared by bringing additional clothing if you plan on participating.

Packet Pickup: No pre-race packet pick-up is required.  The Leprecahun Leap 5K starts at 10 A.M., so please arrive at least 30-45 minutes early to check-in, get your bib, and T-shirt, and get ready!  For same day registration is $30 per participant, cash only for same day registration.

Website: http://www.southcarolinaparks.com

March 14, 2021


Leprechaun Leap 5K
March 14, 2021 (Sunday) - 10:00
3.1 miles
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road Timed


Mar 14 2021 : Partly cloudy throughout the day.
11.7°C - 25.6°C (53.0°F - 78.0°F)

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The information about this race is based on information provided by the organisers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2021-03-04


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