Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Seattle Center


The F5 St. Patrick’s Day Dash is a family event with something for everyone. There are young athletes racing to be the first across the Finish Line, and the middle-age, former jocks racing to be the first in the beer garden. The Dash is filled with plenty of people who started as kids. They’re still running or walking with mom or dad, and, now, are pushing strollers as part of three generations of St. Patrick’s Day Dash participants. The Dash even starts the morning with the Leprechaun Lap for wee lads and lassies (10 & under).

If you haven’t been to the St. Patrick’s Day Dash before you’ll see a diverse group of participants. Don’t be surprised if you’re passed by a human pot of gold, a 6ft 10in leprechaun, a 4-pack of Guinness cans or a grown man in a green tutu. With all of the zaniness and costumes, it’s like a spring version of Halloween. 

The St Patrick's Day Dash is an official 5K!  We can't wait to see the 7,000 person ribbon of green filling the streets of the Emerald City as dashers make their way down 4th Ave, and return back to Seattle Center. 

Visit the Dash website for complete details:

Find out more about Sponsorship Opportunities available at the Dash. 


The F5 St. Patrick’s Day Dash benefits the Detlef Schrempf Foundation in support of Northwest children’s charities.  To date, we have we contributed over $600,000 to our non-profit partners, all whom participate in the production of the Dash. If you're interested in supporting them, and their efforts toward the Dash, click here to make an online donation. The Detlef Schrempf Foundation distributes online funds accordingly.

Here is our F5 St. Patrick's Day Dash Charity Team:

Bellevue High School Boys Basketball 

Bothell First Lutheran Boy Scouts

Camp Fire Central Puget Sound

Federal Way Track Club 

Mt. Rainier High School Track & Field

Northwest Junior Pipe Band 

Outdoors for All 

Seattle Children's Autism Center

Seattle Children's Museum

See Ya Later Foundation

Snohomish County Young Life Capernaum


It began in 1985 as a race between bars, as a training event for Irish Olympian, Regina Joyce. Now it’s Seattle’s largest single-distance run/walk, jog or crawl where the winners cross the finish before the last person starts.  

Thank you 2016 Dash Sponsors: