Virtual Race for the St. Patrick’s Day Foot Race – Leprechaun Dash based on March 14th registration & shirt pickup

Posted March 13, 2020 @ 6:29pm — by EricGreager

SHIRT PICKUP – If you ordered and paid for a shirt, our second shirt pickup will be announced here and on our FB page once the restaurants reopen. Before you come looking for a shirt, please check the amount you paid to make sure your ordered and paid for a shirt.  For the Leprechaun Dash, had to pay $10 for the shirt.  For the SPD race, if your total payment was $20 or less, you did not order or pay for a shirt.  If you live outside the Tri-Cities your shirt has been mailed to you.  If you live within the Tri-Cities and would like to pick up your shirt prior to our second group shirt pickup (date unknown) you can contact Eric at sageg@charter.net to arrange a time to pick it up.

My one caveat came true…the governor shut down events over 250 statewide effective immediately. Both the Leprechaun Dash and the St. Patrick’s Day Foot Race are now cancelled. Instead, we have virtual races instead of the physical race. We apologize that there are no refunds for the race, but this decree from the governor was out of our control and know that your entry fee helped to raise $10,000 for local elementary school PE programs. See below for details.

For the Leprechaun Dash, the school coordinators have been contacted and we will base the allocation of the “pot of gold” to qualifying schools based on the number of students they had registered for the Dash on March 14th.  This money is for the school’s PE programs.

For the 5 and 10 km races, everyone who has already entered the race is now entered in the Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Foot Race. No additional registrations are being accepted. The first step is to run an accurate 5 or 10 km course and record your time. Our race timing company Negative Split has made a separate “virtual event” page within their website and you can get to it here:

https://nsplit.com/virtual-races-2/

From there you will see the St Patrick’s Day Foot Race and there will be a link there to add your results.  Iit’s pretty simple.  Racer clicks on a button that says add time.  The system then sends them an email link to enter in their time.  The email is necessary to prevent times being updated arbitrarily by someone who is not that person.  If the person updating their time has not given us a valid email address, they will have to email Negative Split to fix the email.

You have until April 15th to run your 5 or 10 km race and get your results submitted. From there we will organize the results, determine the overall and age group winners, and set a time/place to pick up your award. Any questions, contact Eric at sageg@charter.net.