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Rome, GA 30165


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Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon

Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-Thon Canceled, Replaced with Fall 5K Event


Out of an abundance of caution, the Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-Thon scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled. Registration for participants will automatically be transferred to a new fall 5k event to be held on October 10, 2020.


“At Harbin Clinic, the safety of our patients, employees and community is our top priority,” said Sarah Tuck, senior director of marketing at Harbin Clinic. “We know cancelling this family-friendly community event is disappointing news to the 1200+ registrants. However, we are already putting plans together for an equally engaging fall 5k and health walk.” 


Race organizers from Harbin Clinic and the Rome-Floyd Parks & Recreation (RFPRA) have been monitoring the situation at length in coordination with the local Department of Public Health. The decision was informed by the growing number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the community.


Harbin Clinic encourages the community to stay current and proactive in preventing the spread of coronavirus and any contagious respiratory illness. Tips for staying healthy include washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, getting plenty of rest and eating for good health.


Despite the cancellation, race registrants are still invited to pick up their 2020 Leprechaun-a-Thon race bag, which includes a t-shirt and a downtown Rome discount wrist band for use on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Packet pickup will occur on Thursday and Friday from 1:00pm-6:00pm at RFPRA at 1 Shorter Avenue.


Details about the October 10th event will be shared once they are finalized. All event proceeds will continue to benefit local recreational programs and services. Any questions or concerns from registered participants should be directed to Recreation Services Manager Jim Alred at alredj@floydcountyga.org.

Date: March 14, 2020

Time: 7 p.m. for runners, 7:05 p.m. for walkers

Location: Bridgepoint Plaza

Northwest Georgia's largest 5K and health walk is back and bringing all the fun, glowing, foamy, green goodness everyone has come to love. This evening race features a flat, fast course, confetti cannons at the start, bubbles along the way and a giant wall of foam on the Town Green just after the finish line.​


Be sure to dress up in your best St. Patrick's Day themed attire and compete in the pre-race costume contest and be prepared to enjoy the foam and music at the finish line before the awards ceremony. 

All pre-registered runners get a great Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon t-shirt and an arm band which offers discount to Rome businesses and restaurants.


Ends: March 8 at 11 p.m.

Run: $25

Walk: $20

Race Day Registration

Register from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Race Starts at 7 PM​

Run: $35

Walk: $35

Group Registration

  • A group must be at least 10 people to earn discount

  • Every group will need a name

  • Each member of the group must fill out his/her registration form and sign the waiver 

  • One member of the group needs to drop by our offices, pay for the group entry, and hand us the forms (ordered alphabetically by Last Name, please).


A couple of quick notes, the forms need to be filled out completely, including age, gender, t-shirt size and more. If these aren’t filled out or are illegible, it could affect your ability to place in the race or you could end up with a t-shirt that doesn’t fit.

Packet Pickup

Group and Individual Packet Pick Up:

RFPRA Headquarters (1 Shorter Ave.)
on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
and Friday, March 13, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Race Day Packet Pick Up:

Pick up on race day from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Bridgepoint Plaza.

Costume Contest

Get your green on because we are having costume contests! Below are our categories! Contest starts at 6:15 p.m. at Bridgepoint Plaza.

- Littlest Leprechaun (10 & Under)

- Most Authentic Leprechaun

- Glowiest Leprechaun


Parking will be available at the following locations:
-Downtown Parking Deck
-West 3rd Street Parking Lots
-Parking Deck at the Forum
**There will be no parking available at Bridgepoint Plaza