St. Patrick's Day 5K

2021 SPD5K Logo
Family and dog dressed up in St. Patrick's gear

Presented by SR Rec & Parks and Fleet Feet Santa Rosa
with Proceeds Benefiting the Recreation & Parks Scholarship Fund


Here’s your chance to celebrate the holiday with members of your household and get some exercise outdoors! Once again presented in partnership with Fleet Feet Santa Rosa, and with proceeds benefiting the Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Scholarship Fund, the annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K will be virtual this year! Run/walk a 5K at a time and place of your choosing between 3/13 - 3/21. Sample routes are available for those who are interested. All participants will receive cool gifts, such as a glass mug and a Shamrock medal that doubles as a bottle opener! Plus, participate in the virtual celebration and costume contest to connect with fellow 5k-ers and for a chance to win prizes donated by Fleet Feet!


Who: Adults age 18+ may register and household members under age 18 may participate for FREE!

What: A St. Patrick’s Day 5K virtual celebration (with COVID-safety protocols). Please only participate solo or with members of your household and wear your face covering whenever you are outside of your home.

When: Complete your 5K between March 13 to March 21, 2021.

Where: You choose the route; it can be a 5K course that you are familiar with in your neighborhood or choose one of the sample routes that takes you through our City parks, which we will provide for you in your runner’s bag.


While we can’t be together for a big community-wide St Patrick’s Day 5K like we have in the past, we can still bring our community together virtually to celebrate! Here’s how:

  • Wear your St. Paddy’s Day green as you complete your 5K and for a chance to win prizes in the costume contest!
  • Snap a photo or selfie of yourself and/or your household team at the finish line.
  • Post your photo on Facebook or Instagram and be sure to use: #SRLuckyAndFit 
    • Don’t forget the hashtag #SRLuckyAndFit so we can all share in each other’s fun.
    • Include in your post:
      • Your participant name (we’ll use this to contact you if you win the costume contest!)
      • A brief description of your 5K route.
      • How you feel about your accomplishment!


All participants who post on social media under the hashtag #SRLuckyAndFit will automatically be entered into the Costume Contest for a chance to win cool prizes from Fleet Feet Santa Rosa! If you would prefer, you may also submit your photo for the costume contest by email to no later than March 21, 2021.

Winners will be selected in the following costume contest categories and will be notified, and winning photos posted on social media, after March 22, 2021.

  • Best Household Wearing O’ the Green
  • Best Leprechaun like Pet
  • Most Original
  • Best Overall


Packet pick-up will be held at Santa Rosa Fleet Feet’s store location: 

  • 111 3rd Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
  • March 9, 2021 – March 20, 2021
    • Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
    • Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Please be sure to wear a face covering, be free of any COVID symptoms and hand sanitize as entering the store.

Packet contents: Each registered participant receives a packet containing a racer’s bib, green drawstring bag, commemorative glass mugs and plastic pint cups representing historic St. Patrick’s Day 5K events, city park map, household activity packet, green visor, exercise towel, chalk for drawing your own start and finish line, race metal that doubles as a bottle opener, two cans of root beer donated by Whole Foods, and 5K route options throughout City of Santa Rosa parks.


Call 707-543-3737 or register online.

Your Participation Supports Recreation Programs for Youth!

Proceeds from the 5K benefit the Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Scholarship Fund, sending children in need to camp and teaching them to swim!


Call 707-543-3737 or register online.

Past 5K Results