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St. Paddy's Day Dash

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UPDATE MARCH 12, 12:55 PM:

Keeping public safety as our top priority and taking into account the recommendations from the State and Governor to not hold large gatherings as a precaution regarding COVID-19 (corona virus), we will not be hosting an in-person St. Paddy’s Day Dash.


We will still be offering registered participants the opportunity to run their planned distance and collect their shirt and medal! It’s your race now, and on your terms! We will also update registrations to stay open through April 30 if you have friends that want to join you.

To participate in our “virtual race”, please see details below:

  • From March 12 through April 30, complete a 1k run (10 and under), 5k run, or 10k run. You are welcome to complete the originally planned course (the maps are attached).
  • Track your run through any phone app or online at
  • Submit your run results by emailing your name, distance, completion date, and completion time (screenshots of your tracked run and pictures in costume highly encouraged!) to 
  • You can then pick up your medal and shirt from Walla Walla Parks and Rec, 55 E Moore Street, by April 30!
  • Race “results” will be posted to our event website.

We look forward to seeing your results and at the St. Paddy’s Day Dash in 2021!


March 2020

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Come enjoy a run through Fort Walla Walla Park.  


1199 Myra Rd, Fort Walla Walla Park.


1K - $12 Early Bird through Feb 27, $15 after

5K & 10K - $22 Early Bird through Feb 27, $25 after

T-Shirt - Cost is included in registration....See the shirt design here on this page!

Race Schedule

9 am - Check in opens at Amphitheater

9:30 am - Leprechaun Lap (1k) for ages 10 and under (please register at this link).

10:00 am - 10k start time

10:05 am - 5k participants averaging 12-minute miles or faster

10:08 am - 5k participants averaging 12 minute miles or slower

11:30 am - Rolling course takedown begins

12:00 pm - all participants must clear the course

Course Maps

Course Map 5K & 10KCourse Map 1K

1K Course

  • Start is east of the Museum entrance near the RC car track, prop plane field, and amphitheater.
  • Follow the walking path until they are turned around by a volunteer...don't worry, we won't let these little guys get lost.
  • If you have scared or timid runners, parents can accompany them if needed.
  • We encourage everyone to meet the runners at the finish line to cheer on their running success!

5K Course

  • Start is east of the Museum entrance near the RC car track, prop plane field, and amphitheater.
  • At mile 1 leave the trail and turn left onto Chestnut, stay on the left side away from traffic.
  • Follow the road up into the VA and go left around the loop, then turn right back onto the Park trail.
  • Follow the path all the way until the finish line.

10K Course

  • Start is same as the 5K course and will follow the same course until the mile 3 marker.
  • Turn left down the hill shortly after mile 3, until you reach the cone at the end of the trail.
  • After the turnaround, head back the same way to the path and turn right.
  • Retrace your steps around the course and continue straight the second time approaching the finish line.


Please use the South entrance to Fort Walla Walla Park along Myra Road. Main parking is in the parking located down the hill from the start of the race. Overflow parking with be along the park road that goes to the parking lot.

Race Shirts:

Will be available to all early-bird registrations and can be picked up on race day.  Those who to not register by February 27th will have to pick up their shirts at Parks & Recreation.  The shirts are a high quality short sleeve Sport-tek shirt, that is available in youth and adult sizes.

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