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Join us on March 16 at 8:30 a.m. for the annual Leprechaun Dash! This 5K or 10K run raises money for youth-serving opportunities right here in Chatham County. 

On what will be a fun and challenging course, we'll celebrate St. Patrick's Day and raise money for children in Chatham County. Whether you're tuning up for a spring half marathon like Tobacco Road or just want a good goal for a New Year's Resolution, this race is for you. Prizes will be awarded for age groups as well as the best leprechaun attire. No matter what, don't forget to wear green!

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The Course

Beginning at the Chatham YMCA (287 East Street, Pittsboro), you'll race through the new Chatham Park where you'll find a fast downhill finish. From the Chatham YMCA, you can easily walk to a number of downtown Pittsboro restaurants or breweries for lunch or brunch.

5K Race Map

10K Race Map

Want to walk either course? You're welcome to! We plan to keep our timing set-up until at least 11 a.m. We just ask that you stay on sidewalks and cross the roads safely at crosswalks and street corners. We can not guarantee police presence past 10:30 a.m.

Stroller and pet policies: Baby strollers/joggers are permitted, but for the safety of all participants please start at the back behind the runners and walkers. Pets are not allowed on the racecourse.


All funds raised during the race support children in Chatham County through the YMCA Annual Campaign. Our Annual Campaign provides financial assistance for after school and summer day camps. Each year, the Chatham YMCA provides $100,000 in scholarships for child care and youth-oriented programs where we seek to build people through outdoor activities, sports, and leadership development. 


Register today on our RunSignUp event page!

Included in your fee is a race t-shirt (guaranteed for all registrations prior to March 1) and support for a great cause!

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Contact our race team with any questions or interest in volunteering.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Our signature sponsor is Chatham Park.

Chatham Park

Additional Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorship levels are available. Sign up online or contact our team with any related questions.

Race Shirt 2024