Reprint of Sierra Vista Herald article of 3/4/2014
Bisbee 500 Glow---Important Message!!!!
Due to Permitting Constraints, we have Redesigned this Event!
It is now: Bisbee 500 Glow Hunt for the Bisbee Blue Leprechauns.
(See the story of Bisbee's Blue Leprechauns below).
This event will still offer the one-of-a-kind, spectacular experience of discovering new staircases and traversing the back roads of Bisbee at night, lighting up the town along the way, in more intimate group sizes. And now, it will also include the Hunt for Bisbee Blue Leprechauns! (As you may know, the Leprechauns sometimes drop copper coins, and one can be applied to your Bisbee 1000 registrations at a value of 25% OFF registration!)
CHOOSE YOUR DATE! The remaining open dates for the event are March 22nd and 29th. Dates will be filled on a first come, first served basis. More details to come!
TO REGISTER Please send us your name, phone and email, number of participants, and preferred dates, and we’ll call you to discuss details, answer questions, coordinate payment, etc.
If you miss the Glow this year, please check back in January! We'll have dates and details for the 2015 Bisbee 500 Glow then. We are planning to run the event a few weekends of each month during the prime Leprechaun Hunting season of March through June!
We hope you'll stay and play with us.
See the story of the Leprechauns of Bisbee below!
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Brought to you by Bisbee Vogue Inc., a 501(c) 3 organization
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Leprechauns of Bisbee
There were once millions of Leprechauns in Ireland but they became nearly extinct as a result of people not believing in them. Many of the Irish Leprechauns sought refuge in Bisbee, a Mecca of open-minded, laissez faire people who accepted their existence without question. There have been reports of Leprechaun sightings in Old Bisbee dating all the way back to 1901.
Over time, this migrant population evolved into a unique colony of Bisbee Blue Leprechauns due to environment, diet, and possibly some in-breeding. In addition to the distinctive BLUE tinge of their skin, instead of hoarding pots of Gold Coins as is customary among the Irish Leprechauns, the Leprechauns of Bisbee hoard pots of copper coins. It is said that a captured Bisbee Blue leprechaun will grant you a wish or a Pot of Copper Coins to bribe his way to freedom, but this is when things can go terribly wrong if unwise decisions are made; Leprechauns will do anything to escape capture.
Here is an example dating back to a Leprechaun sighting in 1969. Two Bisbee residents, Rich and Tony who lived at the intersection of Hunt Ave and Shearer, claimed to have seen six of the little blue guys emerging from a crevice in the wall along the staircase beside their house. One of the leprechauns stopped to dig a hole in the spot outside their window and Tony managed to capture it. Tony chose to wish for a beautiful City Park for all the residents of Bisbee to enjoy, but the leprechaun tricked him and gave him holes in the ground instead. The numerous potholes leading up to the Shearer stairs attest to the Leprechaun's cunning in outwitting Tony. (The City Park you know today is the result of another not-so-wily Leprechaun captured by another resident.)
In the interest of preserving the population of Leprechauns by promoting a belief in their existence, this Inaugural Bisbee 500 is an official Bisbee Blue Leprechaun Prospecting Expedition.