Leprechaun-A-Thon Returns to Rome in March; Registration is Open

Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation –

Rome’s most fun and festive 5K returns with all the glowing, foamy goodness on Saturday, March 19, 2022, as the Leprechaun-a-thon 5K and Health Walk presented by BODYARMOR runs through downtown.

Several features that made the Leprechaun-a-thon a must run or walk event in the past will return in 2022. The race start will be a bit later, allowing everyone to fully show off all their green glowing accouterments and costumes. Foam will also return to the Town Green as well as a fun Leprechaun dance party.

The race begins on First Avenue just down from Bridgepoint Plaza and covers portions of the Kingfisher Trail and the trails on the levee before finishing on the pedestrian bridge just before the Town Green and the Forum.

The 5K race begins at approximately 7:30 p.m. with the walk starting at approximately 7:45 p.m. Participants are encouraged to wear as much green as possible as well as decorate with lots of glowing goodies.

Registration is now open at runsignup.com. Registration for the 5K costs $25 and the health walk costs $20. Group registration discounts are available to those groups of 10 or more runners or walkers. Group registration must be done in person at our main office. A group representative will need to submit the registration forms and payment for the group.

Special awards will be awarded to the top three finishers in age groups as well as the overall male and female winners, masters winners and grandmasters winners. The awards ceremony will start at approximately 8:30 p.m. on the Town Green.

If there is a spike in COVID within Rome, the race might have to have some modifications, but it will still continue.