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St. Patrick's Day Dash

March 18, 2023, 12 – 5pm

St. Patrick's Day Dash

March 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us in Old Mill District and celebrate the St. Patty’s day weekend in true Central Oregonian style- with fitness, beer, live music, and more!

The Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club has partnered with Cascade Relays in 2023 to bring back the beloved St Patrick’s Day Dash. This family-friendly fun run takes place in the beautiful Old Mill District of Bend, Oregon, and has something for everyone with options of a 5K, 10K, or 1.3-mile course. 

Gather the family to walk, jog, crawl or run, and be sure to wear your green as there will be prizes for best costume and best wearin’ o the green! Celebrate your victory at the Miller Lumber Post-Dash-Bash with plenty of food, drinks, and live entertainment. Come for the run, stay for the party.

Proceeds from St. Patrick’s Day Dash benefit NeighborImpact. Whether preparing children for kindergarten, distributing over 6 million pounds of food, or supporting a young couple purchasing their first home, NeighborImpact helps meet the needs of more than 55,000 households each year right here in Central Oregon.

Thank you for making this year a great success—We’ll see you in 2024! 

View the 2023 results here

St. Patricks Day Dash!


All participants will receive a swag bag with goodies from our sponsors, a race bib, and a complimentary beer token for those 21+. The first 300 to register will also snag a sought-after Saint Patrick’s Day Dash commemorative hat— secure yours and register today!


10K Course   (timed)

Adults (18 +) –  $55

Youth (12- 17) – $40


5K Course    (timed)

Adults (18 +) –  $40

Youth (12- 17) – $25


1.3 mile Course    (un-timed)

Adults (18 +) –  $25

Youth (12- 17) – $10


** This is a rain-or-shine event. Ticket sales are final and all proceeds benefit Neighbor Impact. 

Everyone’s a winner at the Saint Patrick’s Day Dash…..which doesn’t mean we should turn away from a bit of healthy competition right?!? So glad you agree 🙂


Costume Contests

  • Best Wearin’ o the Green
  • One Lucky Couple
  • Cutest Little Leprechaun


Timed races

  • Prizes will be awarded to the fastest male and female in the 5k and 10k.

The Saint Patrick’s Day Dash has something for everyone with options of a 5K, 10K, or 1.3-mile course. All routes start and finish in Bend’s Historic Old Mill District.  View the Course Map Here.


*The start time for all courses is 12pm sharp—we’ll see you there!


Friday, March 17th

Join us for a Packet Pickup Party at The Haven Coworking from 12 pm- 6 pm. Kick off the Saint Patty’s Day weekend and enjoy a complementary green beer from Kobold Brewery while you grab your swag.


Saturday, March 18th

Packet pickup and day-of registration will be held from 10:30 am-12 pm in The Old Mill District on the grass field in front of Hampton Inn.


*All participants will receive a swag bag with goodies from our sponsors, a race bib, and a complimentary beer token for those 21+. The first 300 participants to register will also get the sought-after Saint Patrick’s Day Dash commemorative hat— secure yours and register today! 

Join us for the liveliest post-run celebration of the year, the Miller Lumber Post-Dash-Bash! Don your best green running gear and come out to enjoy the energy and community spirit that marks this special event every year.

The party is open to the public and will include local food vendors, a beer garden (with green beer!), bagpipers, dancers, and live string band the Jackels.  

Our headliner’s are a progressive bluegrass band and collective of musicians from all around the PNW. Featuring Portland-based National Fiddle Champion, Luke Price, and mandolin maestro Josiah Payne plus local bass man, Mark Karwan. This group will also feature lots of incredible special guest performers who you may recognize. Pushing the boundaries of bluegrass and Americana, this group is sure to get you moving. 

Proceeds from St. Patrick’s Day Dash benefit NeighborImpact. Come for the run, stay for the party  and kick off your holiday weekend drinking beer for a great cause.


The Mount Bachelor Rotary and Cascade Relays Foundation have produced this event together, pro-bono, to raise funds for local non-profit, NeighborImpact.


About Cascade Relays Foundation:

At Cascades Relays, being a positive member of the communities we live in and travel through is very important to us. The Cascade Relays Foundation, founded in 2016, supports local non-profits, school groups, and community organizations in the communities our events travel through. It has directly donated over $500,000 to local nonprofits and community groups since its founding in 2008. The Foundation allows Cascade Relays to support organizations in the communities along its Cascade Lakes Relay and Bend Beer Chase course routes. Learn More.


About The Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club:

Mt. Bachelor Rotary has been serving Bend and participating in world projects since 1990. We are a non-profit organization of key business and community leaders who volunteer their time and resources to serve the needs of others, both in our community and around the world, and share a passion for Service Above Self. Learn More.

NeighborImpact’s Mission is to support people and strengthen communities.

Founded in 1985, NeighborImpact is a private not-for-profit organization that serves all of Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson counties, and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. We envision a Central Oregon where residents, regardless of their income status, have hope and optimism and have access to community resources that see them through times of need.

NeighborImpact provides a diversity of services that not only meet basic human needs for food and shelter, but also enrich people’s lives by providing access to increased education, skills, and hope for the future. Our services assist people to become more independent and self-sufficient, recognizing there is a continuum of support that all people need throughout their life.

NeighborImpact is creative, resourceful and flexible in designing services to meet the needs of the community. We do this while maintaining the highest standards of excellence and accountability to donors, clients and the public.

Learn More.


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