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St. Pat’s run still has openings

Following the popular Ugly Sweater Run in December, race director Kelly Bither is at it again with a race to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

The Lucky Leprechaun 5k and 10k Run and Walk is scheduled for Saturday, March 12 and there is still room for a few more leprechauns, according to Bither.

“As of March 5 a total of 176 people had registered,” she said. “We think that we can manage up to about 250, so it’s not too late to get involved.”

The event will begin and end near Sisters Depot where post-race “shenanigans” will take place including cold drinks for all participants.

Unlike the Ugly Sweater Run, which had a suggested donation for entry that benefited Together for Children, the Leprechaun Run comes with a set price tag, but also a lot of swag and entertainment including a commemorative mug, custom shamrock medal made by Birch and Home, Irish dancers, and live music.

From each entry, $5 will go to the Sisters High School tennis team thanks to sponsorship from Tim Kizziar at Stellar Realty, who will contribute half of each donation.

In addition, special prizes will be awarded to the best costume and age group winners. Eclectic Edge will provide chip timing of the race.

The 10k will start things off at 10 a.m. followed by the 5k run at 10:15 and the 5k walk at 10:20.

Other sponsors of the race include Sisters Depot, Birch and Home, Three Creeks Brewing, and Wild Roots/Broken Top Mountain Whiskey.

Race information and registration can be found at


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