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The Dash is moving to South Lake Union! That’s right – we have a new course! In an effort to add more uniqueness to the St. Patrick’s Day Dash and in partnership with the City of Seattle, Discover South Lake Union and Amazon, we’re adding more miles through the city!
The 2024 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 7th Ave, heading south and will loop around the Amazon Campus featuring the Amazon Spheres and South Lake Union neighborhood business district where they’ll be greeted by the Brooks Cheer Zone and other fun elements before an out and back section on Aurora Ave. Once completed, participants will Dash to the finish line at the Seattle Center International Fountain, just steps from the Guinness Post Bash Dash! Check out the course map below!
Little dashers, 10 and under, will complete a 1K(ish) loop within Seattle Center Grounds. Parents can run with their kids without registering. Then, 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) at any of the other packet pickup options listed on the registration page.
8:30AM Leprechaun Lap Start – Kids Leprechaun Lap will start at the same start location as the adults, above Fisher Pavilion.
Kids will receive an event shirt, timing chip, finisher medal and free participant photos!
We’ve added multiple packet pickup options for all participants to choose from with the intent to get you your Dash gear as easy as possible including a free group run, Everett pickup, Super Jock n’ Jill pick up and on event day! Check out the details below.
Dates: Wednesday, March 13
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Shawn O’Donnell’s – Everett Location (122 128th St SE, Everett, 98208)
Join us for happy hour at Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill & Irish Pub in Everett on Wednesday March 13. We’ll be there from 4:00pm – 7:00pm to provide all Dash participants an early packet pickup option.
Stop by Shawn’s to pick up your race packet (event shirt, participant bib, timing chip) on Wednesday from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Anyone who picks up their packet Wednesday will receive $5 discount off their bill while there. In addition, everyone who picks up Wednesday will also be entered into a drawing to win one of three pairs of Brooks Shoes or Brooks Merchandise. Know someone that still hasn’t registered? Register at Shawn’s and receive a 15% discount!
Join us at Shawn’s, then raise a pint of Guinness and let’s get St. Patrick’s Day started early!
Date: Friday, March 15
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Amazon – Nitro Plaza, 2250 7th Ave, Seattle, 98121
Join us Friday in South Lake Union for an early packet pickup located at Amazon’s Nitro Plaza, right by the Amazon Spheres. Avoid long lines and join us for happy hour. Starting at 4pm, Amazon will also offer FREE parking to all participants arriving for pickup in any of the Amazon garages. No need for a code or coupon, gates will be up, just pull right in! After – stick around and start celebrating your Dash early at one of the many fun restaurants within the Amazon campus, offering great happy hour deals, yummy food and great drinks!
Date: Saturday, March 16
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Super Jock ‘n Jilll – Green Lake Location
Date: Sunday, March 17 (Race Day)
Time: 7:00am – 9:00 (start of event)
Location: Seattle Center, International Fountain
Online registration will be available until the start of the St. Patrick’s Day Dash at 9:00am (start of event) on March 12. To register, click the “REGISTER NOW” button at the top of the page and follow the prompts.
All virtual participants of the St. Patrick’s Dash will receive their virtual packets by mail. Packets will begin mailing out Monday before the St. Patrick’s Day Dash on March 11. All packets will include postage, participant shirt and a race bib. Participants, after receiving their packet will have the option to post their time after completion of their 5K (this is not mandatory to receive your packet).
Once your packet is placed in the mail, you will receive a tracking code and email with information on how to post your times to our website, which will also show up on the results page! Enjoy the virtual dash and please upload photos, we always like seeing Dashers participate from all over the US.
EVENT WAVE STARTS
For 2024 – The event will start as three mass starts, 10 minutes apart at 9:00am, 9:10am and 9:20am. 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 Wave (9:00am), Jogging Wave (9:10am), Strolling Wave (9:20am).
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 care about their time but do not plan to “race” the dash. Maybe you’d like to run with all your friends and family but don’t plan to be overly competitive about it. Maybe you want to compare your time to previous years… but your main goal is to get back to the Guinness Beer Garden and enjoy a few pints before continuing your St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. If so, this is your wave!
Strolling Wave (9:20AM) – The strolling wave is an untimed wave starting at 9:20am. If your plan is to stroll on in, maybe after a Guinness with your breakfast and cruise along 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 9:20am and will NOT be chip timed. A great wave for walkers as well.
All participants in both waves will receive timing chips so all will see their finish time!
FREE Parking is available for all participants, thanks to our partners, @South Lake Union and Amazon! All Amazon garages within the South Lake Union Area will be open and free to all participants. No code or coupon needed, just pull in, park and head over to the St. Patrick’s Day Dash. All parking lots are within 4-7 blocks from the start line. There’s more than a dozen parking garages in the South Lake Union area that are less than .2 miles from Seattle Center! See the map below for the exact garages and locations.
Ample street parking is also 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 MARCH 17, 2024
Seattle Center, Seattle
7:00AM-9:00AM – 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 9:20AM – Strolling 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!
All 5K participants will receive the following goodies as part of their race entry:
NEW for the 40th Anniversary! FINISHER MEDALS!