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St. Patrick's Day Dash

March 16, 2024, 12 – 5pm

St. Patrick's Day Dash

March 16, 2024 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 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, or 1.5-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 Post-Dash-Bash with plenty of food, drinks, and live entertainment. Come for the run, stay for the party.

Each year, all proceeds from St. Patrick’s Day Dash benefit a local charity making an impact in our community. 2024’s beneficiary will be announced in February of 2024. 

Thank you for making 2023 a great success—We’ll see you again soon! 

View the 2023 results here

St. Patricks Day Dash!

All participants will receive a swag bag with goodies from our sponsors, a race bib, a complimentary beer token for those 21+, and some Saint Patrick’s Day Dash Commemorative merch.

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

The Saint Patrick’s Day Dash has something for everyone with options of a 5K and a 1.5-mile course. All routes start and finish in Bend’s Historic Old Mill District.

View the (2023)Course Map Here.  (Minor edits will be made to the 2024 route, which will be posted in January of 2024)

Friday, March 15th

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 16th

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, a complimentary beer token for those 21+, and some sought-after Saint Patrick’s Day Dash commemorative merch.

Join us for the liveliest post-run celebration of the year, The 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 a Live Band. 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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