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The 2023 St. Patrick’s Day Dash will once again take place at the Seattle Center. The St. Patrick’s Day Dash course will start under the shadow of the Space Needle within the Seattle Center. Once exiting, participants will wind their way to Aurora Ave where they will complete an out/back run along Aurora Ave before finishing near the International Fountain within Seattle Center.

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The Kids Leprechaun Lap

Little dashers, 10 and under, will complete a 1K(ish) loop within Seattle Center Grounds. Parents can run with their kids without registering and kids can complete the 5K course with their families after the 1K Leprechaun Lap without registering for the 5K

Packet Pickup Options – Kids can pick up their race packets (including shirt, bib & timing chip) either Saturday (3/11) from 10am – 4pm at Super Jock n’ Jill Green Lake or from 7am – 8:30am on race day near the international fountain at Seattle Center.

8:30AM Leprechaun Lap Start – Kids Race Start near the International Fountain.

Kids will receive an event shirt, timing chip and free participant photos!


For 2023 – The event will start as two mass starts, 10 minutes apart at 9:00am and 9:10am. The event will start on Seattle Center grounds near the international fountain. To ensure all participants have a great race, please line up according to your anticipated race pace within your Dashing or Jogging wave.

Dashing Wave (9:00AM) – The dashing wave is built for the runners of the group. Those planning to run the entire race and get to the Guinness Beer Garden first! The dashers will all receive a timing chip as part of their race.

Jogging Wave (9:10AM) – The jogging wave is built for those that don’t care about your time, as you will not receive a timing chip or finisher’s time. If your plan is to stroll on in, maybe after a Guinness with your breakfast and jog the St. Pats Dash with family or friends before spending a few hours listening to live music in the Guinness Beer Garden, then this is the wave for you! This wave starts at 9:10am and does not have a timing chip. Walking, please line up towards the rear of the wave.

Only participants in the Dashers Wave will receive a timing chip. Joggers will not receive a timing chip

Ample street parking is available throughout the neighborhoods as well as Seattle Center parking garages will be open. Please pay attention to all “no-parking” signs as City of Seattle will be towing vehicles off the race route.

If you plan to stick around for the Post-Dash Bash, please drive responsibly and plan ahead for rides home if needed.

Gear check will be available near the International Fountain from 7:00am – 10:15am. Please pick up your checked gear immediately after your run. Our volunteers want to enjoy the Post-Dash Bash as well!

St. Patrick’s Day Dash


MARCH 12, 2023
Seattle Center, Seattle

7:00AM-8:30AM – Packet Pickup
8:30AM – Leprechaun Lap Start
9:00AM – St. Patrick’s Day Dash Start 9:00AM -Dashers Wave Start 9:10AM – Joggers Wave Start
9:00AM – Guinness Post-Dash Bash Opens
10:00AM – Awards Ceremony for top 3 finishers & top 3 masters runners (Main Stage)

11:00AM – Costume Contest (Main Stage)

12:00PM – 2023 Event Concludes…

Keep the party going, celebrate with a pint of Guinness at your favorite Pub!

Don’t Forget About the



All 5K participants will receive the following goodies as part of their race entry:

  • Brooks Podium Long Sleeve Race Top
  • Commemorative Race Bib & Timing Chip
  • FREE downloadable St. Patrick’s Day Dash participant photos, thanks to Washington State Potato Commission!


  • Kids Participant Shirt
  • Commemorative Race Bib & Timing Chip (new in 2023!)
  • FREE downloadable St. Patrick’s Day Dash participant photos, thanks to Washington State Potato Commission!

2023 St. Patrick’s Day Dash

Image of the 2023 Shirt will be unveiled soon!

St. Patrick's Day Dash
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