St. Paddy's Leprechaun Chase

St. Paddy's Leprechaun Chase
Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 at 9:00am
Centennial Park
250 Central Ave

Kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday at our 8th annual St. Paddy's Leprechaun Chase 5K run! Participants are encouraged to dress for the occasion - we love to see your green outfits and Irish costumes. This is a fundraising event of Holland Running Club with proceeds benefiting the West Michigan Chapter of myTEAM TRIUMPH, an organization that is dedicated to providing the experience of road racing to individuals with disabilities.

The Wee Chase starts at 8:30 AM. The Wee Chase is a quarter mile course around Centennial Park and is for kids 4 through the age of 8. Registration is free, but parents of the little lads and lasses must sign them up through Runsignup (online) or at Centennial Park (prior to the run).

The 5K starts from Centennial Park at 9:00 AM. The route winds through downtown Holland and out to historic Windmill Island with the return portion of the course taking runners through the Hope College campus. Finishers medal and age group medals (top 3).  Snacks (hot chocolate, coffee, boxed water, donut holes, bananas and donuts) at Centennial Park.

Leprechaun Chase 5K Beginner Run/Walk Plan
This is run/walk plan is designed to slowly build up your running time to allow you to run/walk a 5K with 3 runs per week. After the first two weeks the run/walk ratio increases and within each week the total time increases. Various running or smart watches can be programmed for run/walk intervals. There are also free apps for your phone, such as Runintervals that will do the same thing. Remember to take it easy, especially at the beginning. Also feel free to stay with easier run/walk intervals as the weeks progress or move to harder ones depending on your fitness or comfort level. The goal here is to arrive at the start line of a 5K healthy with the fitness to complete it.

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