Race Details

Click a section below for more details. The Thirsty Leprechaun 5k kicks off at 10 a.m on Saturday March 14th in South Portland, ME! Click a section below for more details.

The Course

The first 1.4 miles of the course is on paved roadway, and the remainder is on the 8’ wide paved Greenbelt Pathway. The race starts in a closed-off lane on Broadway. Runners will turn left on Breakwater Dr, right on Madison St, and then get onto the Greenbelt Pathway at Bug Light Park. There are spectacular views of the Bug Light lighthouse and the Portland skyline all along the Pathway. The surface conditions along the Pathway can vary from one section to another and you should be prepared to run on slippery and uneven surfaces. The City Public Works department will help us to plow, salt, and sand the the Greenbelt Pathway leading up to the race. The race finishes on the Pathway near the American Legion building.

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Thanks to our sponsor GWI for the following prizes.

Top 3 male and female finishers will receive cash prizes of: 
$100 for Overall 1st Place
$75 for Overall 2nd Place
$50 for Overall 3rd Place

Each age group overall winner will receive cash prizes of:
$25 for Age Group 1st Place

Male and Female Age Groups are as follows:
0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

The After-Party

Following the race, runners who are 21 and older will be invited to the American Legion Post #35 in South Portland to receive 16 oz can of complimentary beer included with their entry fee. A beer garden will be setup outside in the Legion’s parking lot overlooking the water and the Portland skyline. Please have your I.D. with you if you did not receive a wristband during bib pick up. The beer garden will be open from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Packet Pick-up

You can pick up your bib on race day Saturday March 14th between 8:00am to 9:55am, inside the American Legion Post #35 at 413 Broadway, South Portland, ME. Please bring your valid I.D. to receive a wristband for ease of entrance to the post race beer garden (only 21+ may receive a wristband and post race beer).

Results & Photos

2020 Results

Will update throughout the race.

Directions & Parking


The race starts at 10 a.m. near 377 Broadway, South Portland, ME 04106. Please arrive by 9:00 a.m. to ensure you have time to park, check-in, and stretch before the race begins.


Please carpool with your friends and family. There is no parking at the American Legion building on Broadway. You may park on city streets where it’s allowed. We suggest that you give yourself 15 minutes and use the interactive map below to find parking and then walk to the American Legion building.

Ready To Run?

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