Race Preview: 2017 Jumpstart St. Patrick’s Day River Run/Walk

Back in 2014, the run was “officially” cancelled but hearty runners still went out to go run the course. Hopefully there won’t be as much (or any) snow this year!

Looking to get a run in before St. Patty’s Day? How about doing a race in The Dalles that is also a fundraiser for the Colonel Wright physical education program? The Jumpstart St. Patrick’s Day River Run/Walk is a great option if you are wanting to do a 3k, a 5k, or a 10k run or walk on March 11th.

This race begins at Lewis & Clark Festival Park and follows an “out and back” loop on a flat paved trail with views of the Columbia and The Dalles waterfront. There is water available on the trail for the 10k option and there will be mile markers so you don’t get lost. Word on the street is that bagpipers could be on hand to provide some race entertainment as well. Medals will be presented to the top three overall male and female winners and ribbons will go to the top three in each age group.

If you opt out of the shirt, the cost is only $8 for pre-registration and all district 21 elementary (k-5) students get free registration (shirt not included.)

So come on out for an affordable small race that’s flat and fast and spend some time exploring the historic Dalles area while helping out the elementary school at the same time!


What: Jumpstart St. Patrick’s Day River Run/Walk, The Dalles, OR

When: Saturday, March 11th, 10:00 AM (Registration available on day of race until 9:00AM.)

Where: Lewis & Clark Festival Park (downtown-underpass/river dock)

Register: Email to get a copy of the registration form emailed to you.

Cost: $8.00 for pre registered runners, $10.00 on the day of race. Fiber tech shirts are available for $25.00 for pre-registered and $30 on day of race (as available.) Jumpstart Running gloves are also available for purchase for $5.

About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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