A pre-St. Patrick's Day pub crawl has changed its name after several complaints that it denigrated Irish-Americans.
The “Running of the Micks'' is scheduled for March 7 in Atlantic City, but co-founder Matt McDermott tells The Press of Atlantic City he's changing the name of the event to the “Running of the Leprechauns.''
A spokeswoman for the Tropicana Casino and Resort, which has been promoting the event, said the casino had received about a half-dozen complaints about the name.
McDermott tells the newspaper he's been running a similar event in Philadelphia for the last five years without any problems.
McDermott says his nickname is “Matty Mick'' and that he named the event after himself, not thinking it would offend anyone.