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Leprechaun Chase

10 04, 2019

Athletico: 3 Ways to Combat Low Back in Pain Runners

2019-04-10T14:30:37+00:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Partner Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a guest blog post written by Athletico. You can learn more about Athletico here. ** Low back pain is the largest cause of disability, affecting nearly 80 percent of people in the United States at some point in their lifetime. For runners, the compressive load during foot strike is between 2.7-5.7x body weight, [...]

27 02, 2019

OrthoNebraska: Discomfort vs. Injury

2019-02-27T14:53:18+00:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Leprechaun Chase, Partner Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a guest post written by OrthoNebraska. You can learn more about OrthoNebraska and their Optimum Stride program here.  ** OrthoNebraska offers free community screenings. Keep improving with advanced exercises, stride evaluation, flexibility screening, and orthotic assessment. Discomfort Vs. Injury There is a fine line between running in discomfort (that is most of us!) and [...]

18 02, 2019

OrthoNebraska: Training Tips with Optimum Stride

2019-02-18T21:25:18+00:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Leprechaun Chase, Partner Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a guest post written by OrthoNebraska. You can learn more about OrthoNebraska and their Optimum Stride program here.  ** No two runners are the same, so OrthoNebraska custom-designs your Optimum Stride experience to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals. An Introduction on Form Head: Look up and ahead naturally and scan [...]

30 01, 2019

ARL: Be a Hero. (Bring your Green Cape!)

2019-01-30T18:13:45+00:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Leprechaun Chase, Partner Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s race day and the fancy pink gorilla takes off in front of you while blaring his signature trombone. You’re wearing a cape and it’s flapping in the wind behind you as you race to win that free green beer. It feels good to be a hero, right? When the race is over, don’t hang [...]

30 11, 2018

OrthoNebraska: Cold Weather Running Tips

2018-12-14T23:54:29+00:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Leprechaun Chase, Partner Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a guest post written by OrthoNebraska. You can learn more about OrthoNebraska and their Optimum Stride program here.  Congrats on your entry! We look forward to helping you prepare for Leprechaun Chase 2019. Please be mindful of these tips as your training in colder weather begins! Cold Weather Running Tips Avoid running on [...]

16 05, 2018

2018 Market to Market Relay Iowa | Spotlight Team: 2Pretty4Math

2018-12-14T23:54:30+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Iowa, Market to Market Relay|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every year a clever costume theme, varying run times, and trouble figuring out their averages. At first glance, 2Pretty4Math come across as beautiful, silly girls who are out for a fun jog, but a moment with any of the members will uncover a woman with a sense of humor, brilliant mind, and a warm and [...]

6 03, 2018

2018 Leprechaun Chase 10K Omaha Race Director Recap – St. Patrick’s Run

2018-12-14T23:54:30+00:00March 6th, 2018|Categories: Leprechaun Chase|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Leprechaun Chase 10K Omaha, a St. Patrick’s run with a twist, is Pink Gorilla Events’ second oldest event. The race is Nebraska’s largest 10K running race with over 2,200 finishers. Donning green garb, runners start inside the SAC Museum among historic airplanes, spaceships, and rockets and then run the spiral course through Nebraska’s most [...]

2 02, 2018

Ervin & Smith: Rebranding the Leprechaun Chase 10K

2018-12-14T23:54:31+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Leprechaun Chase, Partner Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a guest blog post written by Ervin & Smith. You can find more information about Ervin & Smith here. ** The Leprechaun Chase is more than just your everyday 10K race. Instead of just battling for your own personal record, this race is a battle of the sexes—men versus women, lads versus lasses—for [...]

7 03, 2017

Animal Rescue League of Iowa – LC10K Des Moines Charity of Choice

2018-12-14T23:54:32+00:00March 7th, 2017|Categories: Leprechaun Chase|Tags: , , , , , , |

We have teamed up again with our friends at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa for the charity of choice for the Leprechaun Chase 10K Des Moines. Over $18,000 has been raised for ARL through the event since 2013. The following is a blog post from ARL about how you can adopt a pet or get [...]

16 02, 2017

Runner’s World Loves the Leprechaun Chase 10K | Best Costume Races

2018-12-14T23:54:33+00:00February 16th, 2017|Categories: Leprechaun Chase, Market to Market Relay|Tags: , , , , , , |

For the third time in eight year race history, Runner's World has featured the Leprechaun Chase 10K (Pink Gorilla Event's Saint Patrick's Running Race). This year it was named in their Bucket List Races. The Leprechaun Chase 10K was named one of the Best Costume Races which Runner's World made into a bucket list, "10 Races to Run [...]