Now in its 36th year, the St. Patrick’s Day Dash continues to welcome spring for the Greater Seattle running community.  

Since 1985, we’ve seen plenty of changes!
We’ve outlasted some of Seattle’s most recognizable landmarks!
The St Patrick’s Day Dash was one of the first local run/walks on the Viaduct, and for 15 years, we finished at FX McRory’s in the shadow of the Kingdome.  

And now, all three are gone from the Seattle skyline.  
But, we have always started at Seattle Center, in the shadow of the Space Needle.

We have something for everyone!
The St. Patrick’s Day Dash is a family tradition that attracts many generations. Young Leprechauns Dash 1K before three waves of the area’s best athletes, weekend warriors, walkers and strollers head out on a 3 mile ribbon of green through Seattle.  

We Dash for Fun!
The St. Patrick’s Day Dash is one of the Northwest’s best running parties.  Costumes adorn thousands of Northwest fitness enthusiasts where everyone is Irish for the day.  

The Post Dash Bash Celebration includes sponsored giveaways, costume contests, and FREE family fun with the Irish Heritage Club Festival.  
The Post Dash Bash Beer Garden is a lively celebration with great giveaways, live music and traditional Irish Dancers.  It’s a can’t miss St. Patrick’s Day party.

We Dash for Community!
The Dash has always supported community non-profits. Our affiliation with the Irish Heritage Club has been constant. We continue to partner with local non-profit organizations and annually donate thousands of dollars. Make sure you select your favorite charity, and consider an additional donation when you register.

We are a hearty bunch!
In the last ten years, we have experienced some of the worst weather that any Northwest event could hope for (or against).  
    •    Yes, it has snowed twice.
    •    It rained eight of ten years, and includes (Seattle Area) daily rainfall records in 2014 and 2015.  
    •    Finally last year, the sun came out and the St. Patrick’s Day Dash saw 60º!

Join us! Experience the party for yourself!