Sunday March 13, 2016
3pm race time, Juilliard Park
This 5K chip-timed race is open to all ages and abilities and participants receive a commemorative mug at the finish line! Stick around after the race for the post-run celebration complete with a judged costume contest, fun activities, sponsor giveaways and music. Plus, all finishers get to fill their race mug with root beer courtesy of Whole Foods Market or a beer (for those 21+).
Proceeds from the 5K benefit the Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Scholarship Fund. Scholarships from this fund provide families in need the opportunity to participate in our recreation programs, including -- and most often -- swim lessons for children.
All registrations must be done online - Click here to register. BikeMonkey is hosting our registration site -- you will be redirected to their website to sign up. (Registration closes March 11th or once sold out.) Participants or a designee must pick up registration packet the day before the race at Fleet Feet Sports. Packets will not be distributed on the day of the race.
Mandatory for all racers - You will need to sign and turn in a Waiver Form at packet pickup or on the day of the race to receive a race packet. If you are picking up race packets for other participants or group members, you must bring their signed forms with you or we cannot issue their packets. You can download the Waiver Form here.
*There are no refunds or transfer of registrations for this event.
By January 31 (11:59pm)
By March 10th (or until sold out)
No Race Day Registrations.
17 & under
Group Discount: Available for advanced registration of groups of 10 or more. Each registrant will receive $5 off their registration. Group members must all be registered in one transaction to receive discount.
Where do I pick up my race bib?
Pick up your race bib from Fleet Feet Sports on Saturday, March 12th from 10am-6pm. You must bring a signed Waiver Form to pick up your bib. Download one here. If you are picking up race packets for other participants, you must bring their signed forms with you or we cannot issue their packets – no exceptions. You do not need to show your ID at packet pickup.
Do I need to pre-register or can I register on race day or at packet pickup
Sorry, registration closes March 10, 2016.
Will there be water or snacks on the 5k course?
There will be water at the start and finish line, but there will not be a water station on the 5K route. If you know you will need water during your 3.14 mile run or walk, please plan to have a water bottle with you on the course. Fresh fruit provided by Whole Foods Market will also be at the finish line for refueling.
Do I need to bring identification on race day?
For individuals 21 years and up planning to consume beer at the event, a valid photo ID will be required to receive a beer wristband. Only those with wristbands (whether a race participant or not) will be served beer at the beverage tent.
What is included in my registration fee?
Racers will receive a goodie bag, fruit and water, and a commemorative mug after crossing the finish line. One free beer OR root beer is allowed to each registered race participant. Additional will be available for purchase. Non-participants may also purchase beverages. Registrants will also be eligible to participate in the costume contest for a chance at prizes after the race.
I registered for the St. Patrick's Day 5k, but now I can't participate, can I receive a refund or else transfer my registration to someone else?
Sorry, but there are no refunds or transfer of registrations for the St. Patrick's Day 5k.
What is the route for the 5K?
The race will start in Julliard Park, travel southbound down A Street, make a left onto Sebastopol Avenue and hang a left onto Santa Rosa Avenue before heading down the Prince Memorial Greenway. There will be a turnaround at midpoint on the Greenway and eventually cut back over to A street finishing back in Juilliard Park. To ease the flow of traffic on the route, when you go to line up at the start line you will have to choose one of the following paces for your start position:
Under 8 minute per mile runners and faster
8 – 10 minute per mile runners
10 – 13 minute per mile runners
Over 13 minute mile joggers, walkers, baby strollers, well-behaved dogs on leashes
Are strollers and dogs allowed on the race course?
Baby strollers and well-behaved dogs on leashes are allowed on the course. Please be courteous of all participants' 5K experiences.
Where should I park?
We recommend Garage 12 on 555 First Street; it is free to park there on Sundays.
How do I access photos taken at the event?
We will have event photographers onsite to capture the event action. Participants can also have their photo taken at the photo booth. All photos will be available for viewing on Santa Rosa Rec & Parks Facebook page within one week after the event. Our photos are totally free because we encourage you to share your awesome experience with others!
What prizes will be awarded?
You will be able to view live results on your smart phone immediately after the race by scanning the QR code on your race bib or by going to this link: rhes.us/live. The overall top 2 male and top 2 female runners will each receive a $50 gift card from our Sponsor Fleet Feet Sports. Awards will also be given to the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in each age group and those awards can be picked at the 5K Award Pick-Up tent once top finisher results have been posted (approximately 3:45pm).
2:45pm: All participants report to start line
3pm: Race start-time
3:30pm: Post-race celebration
3:45pm: Award pickup booth opens (top 3 in each age group can stop by to collect ribbon -- results will be posted to a live feed accessible on your mobile device at the race)
4:00pm: Costume Contest Presented by Wine Country Radio
5:00pm: Event ends
Judged costume contest on the stage presented by Wine Country Radio. Contest will begin at 4:00pm. Prizes will be awarded in the following 4 categories:
|COSTUME CONTEST & POST-RACE CELEBRATION|
Most spirited St. Patty's Kids (for those 12 & under) - prizes for the top 3
Most convincing leprechaun
Best Wearin' O' the Green
Best Dressed Team (groups of 3 or more)
Beverages: Fill up your commemorative race mug with a beer or root beer! Additional beverages may be purchased (cash only please):
Whole Foods Root Beer - $2
Beer - $5 (selection includes North Coast Brewing Company or State Park Brewery)
Food: Food for purchase from local food vendors including Berry's Market!
Extras: Music, Shamrock tattoo station, photo opportunities and sponsor booths!
Opportunities are available for sponsors. Click here to view a summary of our sponsorship levels and benefits. Contact Adriane Mertens at (707) 543-3276 or firstname.lastname@example.org to become a part of the event.
Don’t want to run, but still want to be part of the fun? There will be several volunteer opportunities before, during and after the event including goodie bag stuffing, bib-pickup assistance, race route guides, award distribution and more. All volunteers receive a commemorative mug! For information or to sign up for St. Patty’s Day 5K volunteer opportunities, click HERE or contact Elaine Gutsch, Volunteer Coordinator, (707) 543-3279. We love our volunteers!
|TRAIN FOR THE RACE WITH FLEET FEET|
Fleet Feet Sports can help you prepare and train for the race! If you have ever tried to start a running program in the past and felt you couldn’t keep up or needed to be in better shape, this is the program for YOU! This 8-week Co-Ed training Program incorporates running and walking. This combination helps to reduce the risk of injuries, stress and fatigue while enhancing your enjoyment of physical activity and has been designed to train you in time for the St. Patrick’s Day 5K! As part of the 5k training program, participants will receive an 8-week training program and calendar with workouts provided, coach-guided weekly training sessions, access to coaches via email during the week, dedicated support from your coach to answer individual questions and the camaraderie of others with the same goal! Any questions or concerns, can be directed to Coach Kathleen at Kathleen@fleetfeetsantarosa.com. To register for the training program, click here.
January 11, 2016 at 6pm at Fleet Feet (111 Third Street, Santa Rosa)
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30pm at Finley Community Center (2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa; first training starts Jan. 19th and ends March 13th
$99 includes t-shirt (does not include race registration)
|THE RACE IS REALLY GOING GREEN!|
The City’s Water-Use Efficiency (WUE) Team partners with Rec & Parks to make the 5K truly “green” and will kick off Fix a Leak Week at the event! Thanks to the WUE team, the 5K Hydration Station will utilize disposable cups made from recycled materials. Look for water-saving tips while out on the race course, then stop by the WUE team booth at the post-event celebration to learn about water saving rebates and tips for reducing water usage in your home. Plus, don’t be too surprised if you see a running toilet out on the course! Check out water-saving tips now.
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS & SPONSORS