St. Patrick's Day Dash

St. Patrick's Day Dash
Date Mar 17, 2025
Monday
Distance 5k, Fun Run, 1k
Course Type Road

Race Information

The Seattle St. Patrick’s Day dash has humble beginnings, starting in the 1980s as a race between various bars. It’s now the city’s largest annual single-distance fun run, covering nearly 4 miles of downtown city streets. The dash is a family-friendly event with a wide variety of runners -- from younger athletes to fully costumed fun runners.

The Seattle St. Patrick’s Day Dash consistently brings in fields of around 17,000 runners (or dashers as they’re more commonly referred to).

Participants in the Seattle St. Patrick’s Day Dash get seeded according to their time and start in various waves. Also, make sure that you stick around after the run for the always-exciting costume contest and awards ceremony. It’s also worth noting that this event typically partners with several charitable groups specific to the Pacific Northwest.

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