The St. Patrick's Day 5K is a chip-timed race 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, music and (new this year) a little leprechaun dash -- a free mini run just for the kids 5 and under! Plus, all finishers get to fill their race mug with root beer courtesy of Whole Foods Market or a beer from Bear Republic Brewing Company for those 21+. Don't miss details on the Group Discount/ Team Race Competition below (listed under COST information).
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.
All registrations must be done online - Click here to register. Bike Monkey is hosting our registration site; you will be redirected to their website to sign up. (Registration closes March 9th at 11:59pm.) Participants or a designee must pick up registration packet the day before the race at Finley Community Center. Packets will not be distributed on race day. Packet pickup is being held in conjunction with the FREE 2017 Wine Country Running Event presented by Fleet Feet Santa Rosa.
Mandatory for all racers - You will need to sign and turn in a Waiver Form at packet pickup 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. Download the Waiver Form (PDF).
*There are no refunds or transfer of registrations for this event.
Available for advanced registration of groups of 10 or more. All team members must be registered in one transaction to receive group discount. Each registrant will receive $5 off their registration and (new this year!) the group will be entered into a team race competition where the top 5 race times on each team of 10 or more count toward a cumulative team time. Prizes awarded for top team! don't forget to pick a team name when registering!
Judged costume contest on the stage presented by Wine Country Radio. Contest will begin at 4:15pm. Prizes will be awarded in the following 4 categories:
Most spirited St. Patty's Kids (for those 12 and under) - prizes for the top 3
Most convincing leprechaun
Best Wearin' O' the Green
Best Dressed Team (groups of 3 or more)
The Little Leprechaun Dash
The Little Leprechaun Dash is a mini race for children 5 years and under. Cheer on your little leprechaun as they complete a short loop beginning and ending at the start/finish line to earn their "Golden Coin" prize. Entry into this race is free. Lineup at race start line begins at roughly 4:30pm.
Fill up your commemorative race mug with a beer or root beer! Additional beverages may be purchased (cash only please):
Root Beer - $2
Beer - $5
Food for purchase from local food vendors.
Music, photo opportunities and sponsor booths.
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!
The Santa Rosa Water Department partners with Rec & Parks to make the 5K truly "green" and kicks off Fix a Leak Week at the event! Stop by the super cool mobile Hydration Station at the race finish line to help quench your thirst with chilled water from the tap. Look for water-saving tips while out on the race course, then stop by the Water booth at the post-event celebration to learn bout water saving rebates and tips for reducing water usage in your home.