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Welcome to St. Paddy’s Dash!
Saturday, March 11th
Royal Oak, Michigan

The St. Paddy’s Dash is followed by the Oakland County St. Patrick’s Day Parade and
topped off with the St. Practice Pub Crawl, making for a full day of festive Irish cheer!

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Event Schedule

8:45am – Registration & Packet Pick-up
10:00am – 5K Run & Walk
10:45am – Post Race Party at O’Tooles
11:20am – Lucky Leprechaun Dash – 1/4 Mile Kids Run
11:30am – Oakland County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
1:00pm – St. Practice Pub Crawl

Registration & Packet Pick-Up

Race Day Packet Pick-up:
O’Tooles Irish American Grill & Bar
205 5th Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Early Packet Pick-up:
Thursday, March 9th 4-7pm
Road Runner Sports – West Bloomfield
4297 Orchard Lake Rd #210
West Bloomfield Township, MI
Pick-Up Your Packet Thursday and receive 10% Off a Purchase!

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit Our FAQ Section

Course Information

START & FINISH: 5th Street

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The St. Paddy’s Dash Course is USATF Certified

Official Timing by Everal Racing Using ChronoTrack Race Management Systems

Award Information

• Top Overall Male & Female 5K Runners
• Top Male & Female 5K Runners in Each Age Category: 14 & Under | 15-19 | 20-29 | 30-39 | 40-49 | 50-59 | 60-69 | 70+
• Awards for Top Overall Male & Female 5K Walkers

St. Practice Pub Crawl

Participants of the St. Paddy’s Dash receive FREE ADMISSION at the St. Practice Pub Crawl in Downtown Royal Oak on 3/11 1-6pm. Simply bring your bib to any of the 3 check-in bars (Blackfinn, Mr. B’s & Hamlin Corner) and receive your event lanyard & swag! For more information visit StPracticePubCrawl.com

Contact Us

Questions? Comments?
By Phone: 248.543.1000
By Email: info@ultimatefunruns.com

For Volunteer and Social Media Inquiries, Please Contact GetInvolved@thesocialconnection.com

Volunteer

Volunteers Receive St. Patrick’s Day Swag, Invitation to the Post Run Party &  Entry for You and a Guest to the St. Practice Pub Crawl – Must be 21+

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St. Paddy’s Dash Swag

     
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All 5K Runners & Walkers Receive a Short Sleeve Tech Shirt, a Branded Bib with Timing Chip, and a Medal
Kids 12 & Younger Who Participate in the Lucky Leprechaun Dash Receive a Non-Chipped Bib and a Medal

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Mail-In Registration Available
Click Here to Download the Registration Form
Full Payment & Completed Form MUST BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, MARCH 7TH
See Form For Details

REGISTER EARLY & SAVE!

Until Sunday, March 5
5K Walk or Run – $35 | Kids Run – $15

March 6 – March 10
5K Walk or Run – $40 | Kids Run – $15

March 11 – Run/Walk Day
5K Walk or Run – $45 | Kids Run – $20

5K Timed Run – 10:00am

now only $45
  • Includes: Medal, Shirt, Bib with Timing Chip
  • Post Race Party with Snacks, Leprechaun, Keepsake Photos & Activities
  • Entry to St. Practice Pub Crawl for all Participants 21+ – MUST SHOW BIB

5K Timed Walk – 10:00am

now only $45
  • Includes: Medal, Shirt, Bib with Timing Chip
  • Post Race Party with Snacks, Leprechaun, Keepsake Photos & Activities
  • Entry to St. Practice Pub Crawl for all Participants 21+ – MUST SHOW BIB

Lucky Leprechaun Dash – 11:20am

now only $20
  • 1/4 Mile Kids Run Includes: Medal, Bib – DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIRT
  • Post Race Party with Snacks, Leprechaun, Keepsake Photos & Activities
  • Note: Lucky Leprechaun Dash is for Kids 12 & Younger

 NO REFUNDS Due to Weather Conditions.
NO REFUNDS Unless You Have Been Double Charged or
Accidentally Signed Up More Than Once.

Name Changes: Contact Event Office before 3/09/17 – 248-543-1000
Name changes will not receive official timing if received after 3/09/17

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Course Rules

Dashers have a few rules they will need to follow in order to ensure everyone has a fun, and safe, experience.

• St. Paddy’s Bash reserves the right to pull any person from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves.

• Bikes, rollerblades, roller skates, scooters, etc. are not permitted on the course.

• Unregistered walkers/runners will be escorted off the course.

• If you plan to walk the course, we require that you line-up at the back of the race corral so as not to impede the runners. Similarly, runners/walkers with baby joggers, strollers, or dogs are asked to begin at the back of the race corral and are responsible for making sure they do not impede other participants. 

• Headphones are allowed, but users are asked to be cautious.

Frequently Asked Questions

The second week of March averages 42 degrees, but Michigan being Michigan, we urge all participants to check the weather and prepare for anything. 

Online registration ends at 10am on Saturday, March 11th.

In person registration will take place on Friday, March 10th (location and times TBA), as well as before the race on Saturday, March 11th from 8:45am-10am (location TBA).

Mail-in registrations need to be received by Tuesday, March 7th. 

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St. Paddy’s Bash does not issue refunds. However, you can transfer your spot to another person by emailing info@ultimatefunruns.com or calling 248.543.1000

There are no age restrictions at St. Paddy’s Dash. 

Participants can sign up online, or in person at early registration on March 10th (details TBA) or on race day at registration (location TBA).

5K Runners & Walkers Receive:
• Medal, St. Patrick’s Themed Swag, Short Sleeve Tech Shirt
• Official Timing Chip for Run (Awards for Each Age Group)
• Post Race Party with Snacks, Leprechaun, Keepsake Photos & Activities
• FREE ENTRY at St. Practice Pub Crawl 1-6pm ($20 Value) for all Participants 21+ – Must Show Bib for Entry

Lucky Leprechaun Dashers Receive:
• All Kids Receive a Finisher Medal & St. Patrick’s Day Themed Swag (DOES NOT INCLUDE A SHIRT)
• Post Race Party with Snacks, Leprechaun, Keepsake Photos & Activities
• Note: Lucky Leprechaun Dash is for Kids 12 & Younger

There are a handful of parking garages and lots, as well as street parking, available in downtown Royal Oak.
Click Here for a detailed parking map.