Gamblers are hoping the luck of the Irish rubs off this weekend when leprechauns race through the Tropicana Casino Resort.

The Running of the Leprechauns will be taking off 10 p.m. Saturday, March 3, on a festive pub crawl to mark the St. Patrick's Day holiday. Hooters' girls and Boogie Nights characters will be on hand to lead the festivities and cheer on those clad in green.

Joe and Scott from WZXL 100.7-FM will be on hand to host the event, which isn't completely about fun and games. A portion of proceeds will go toward the Ellie Koerner Leukemia Foundation.

Registration takes place between 8 and 9 p.m. at Hooters in The Marketplace, from the same group that brought Running of the Santas to the Tropicana. Luckily for those dressed in their St. Patty's Day finest, the race will be short, traveling down the Boardwalk to The Quarter inside Tropicana.

Hopefully, participants won't get too winded from running, because A Dam Good Sports Bar will be awarding someone a $250 Visa or AMEX gift card as top prize in their Sexy Leprechaun contest between 10 and 11 p.m.