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Leprechaun Racers Benefit The Discovery

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From the Impetus Agency:

The 2nd annual Leprechaun Race, a 5k run/walk held on Sunday, March 16th, raised $5,000 for the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery).

"Turnout at this year's Leprechaun Race was on par with our first year," said Eric Lerude, president of Race178. "We're proud to have created a family-friendly event that showcases the Wells Avenue, West of Wells and Midtown neighborhoods, and benefits a community asset like The Discovery."

The event includes a leprechaun who, after giving all participants a generous head start, races to the finish. Racers that beat the leprechaun to the end of the race receive a prize.   

Race178, who owns and organizes the Leprechaun Race as well as others including the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey, made a $5,000 contribution to The Discovery—$1 for each of the 1,202 runners and walkers the leprechaun passed during the race, plus an additional donation of $3,798.

"The Discovery is extremely grateful to Race178 for creating this event to help promote the museum," said Mat Sinclair, executive director for The Discovery. "As a nonprofit organization, The Discovery relies heavily on the generosity of donors and the community to remain a viable educational resource."

For more information about The Discovery and upcoming events at the museum, visit www.nvdm.org.

From the Impetus Agency

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