St. Patrick's Day 5K

  • Sunday, March 12, 2017
  • Finley Community Park (new venue)
    2060 West College Avenue
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401
  • 3pm race time
St. Patricks Day 5K
  1. Race Details
  2. Registration
  3. Cost

Race Details

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.
  1. Event Schedule
  2. Contests & Celebrations

Event Schedule

  • 2:45pm: All participants report to start line
  • 3pm: Race start-time
  • 3:20pm: Post-race celebration opens as first finishers arrive back in park
  • 4pm: Award pickup booth opens (top 3 in each age group)
  • 4:15pm: Costume Contest Presented by Wine Country Radio
  • 4:30pm: Little Leprechaun Dash for kids 5 and under (free to enter!) 
  • 5:30pm: Event ends 
  1. Sponsor the Event
  2. Volunteer for the Event
  3. FAQs       

Sponsor the Event

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 by email to become a part of the event.


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.

Thank You to our Partners & Sponsors

FleetFeet Logo
Whole Foods Market logo
Santa Rosa Water logo
Brooks logo
Advantage marketing logo
Bike Monkey Logo
96x logo
The krush logo
Nadrich and Cohen logo
AMR logo
rotary International logo
Sweatmood Fitness Logo
Y100.9 logo
Bear republic brewing company logo
Amy Chapman Logo
Orange theory fitness lgoo