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3rd Annual Cusacks Leprechaun Dash 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1 mile dash...

  • Cusacks Leprechaun Dash 5K :- Run 3.1 Miles
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Start Time
10:00 AM
Entry Fee
$30 for 5K Run/Walk and $15 for Kids Dash.
Day off Race price is $35.
Chicago Gaelic Park.
6119 West 147th Street
Oak forest.
773 429 1538


This year the Michael Cusack Hurling Club will donate a portion of the race registration fees to a local charity called My Mary Cate. For more information about Mary Cate and Apert Syndrome, visit the following site:  mymarycate.org

Mary Catherine Lynch was born on December 8, 2011 and was quickly diagnosed with Apert Syndrome. Apert Syndrome is a craniofacial condition that affects the head, feet, and hands. It is a spontaneous genetic mutation that occurred at conception. Apert Syndrome is extremely rare and occurs in only 1 in 160,000 200,000 births each year in the US. It is totally unknown at this point as to what this will mean for Mary Cates development. She could have both physical and cognitive development issues, but the extent of such issues varies case to case and depend on the severity of the syndrome. There will certainly be near term surgery for her skull, hands and feet. Mary Cate and her parents reside on the South Side of Chicago. For more on Mary Cate and Apert syndrome, visit mymarycate.org.

Paper registration can also be done on day of package pick up and day of race.

After the race, participant can enjoy their pot of gold at the pub! Every participate will receive (1) drink ticket. Both the Kid's Dash and the Leprechaun Dash awards presentation will start after the last runner crosses the finish line. Awards will be given to the top overall male & female running and walking finisher. The top overall male & female runner will be excluded from the age group categories medals. Running medals will be given to the top three finishers in each age group. Age groups: under 12, 13 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70+. Also there will a prize given out for the best dressed leprechaun and a prize for the runner that comes placed in the middle of all the timed runners of the 5K

If you know someone who would like to help as a volunteer, please let us know. Email us at [email protected] Volunteer duties include course marshalls, registration and packet pick up, and water stations.
Course Info

The 3rd Annual Michael Cusack's Leprechaun 5K Dash!!! The course is predominately a cross country style where runners will run a 3.1 mile stretch in a double loop around the grounds of Chicago Gaelic Park. In the final stretch, the racers will run down the beautiful field where the Gaelic Games having been playing in Chicago for the last 29 years!

The kid's 1 mile dash will start at 10:00 am and the 5K run/walk will start at 10:30 am.
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 W. 147th St.
Oak Forest, Illinois 60452

From I-294 South
Exit Cicero Avenue south to 147th Street. Turn right, and go west two miles to Chicago Gaelic Park.

From Downtown Chicago
Take the Dan Ryan to I-57. Exit I-57 at 147th St West. Then proceed 4 1/2 miles west to Chicago Gaelic Park.

Other Info

Price for the race is as follows.

Up till Febrauary 1st
5K Run/Walk is $25     Kids 1 mile dash - $10

Febrauary 1st till March 22ns midnight
5K Run/Walk is $30    Kids 1 mile dash - $15

Day off race
5K Run/Walk is $35  


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