Small Race Preview: 2018 Jumpstart St. Patrick’s Day River 3k/5k/10k Run/Walk (The Dalles)

St. Patrick’s Day is a big day of celebration for many, and I can’t think of a better way to remind myself of the fortune to be healthy than with a race. If you’ll be out in The Dalles on Saturday, March 17th, check out the 2018 Jumpstart St Patrick’s Day River Run/Walk. You’ll have a 3k, a 5k, and a 10k to choose from, and you can run, jog, or walk.. So pick your poison!

The course for this race, which follows the Riverfront Trail,  is an out and back loop, and it will take place on a beautiful paved trail described as “flat and fast” along the south bank of the Columbia River. The mile marks will lead the way and there will be a water stop for the 10k runners. Medals will go to the top 3 overall in each sex, and there will be ribbons to the top 3 in each category.

This event is co-sponsored by the Colonel Wright Athletic Department and the proceeds will help fund The Dalles District 21 Elementary Physical Education Programs.

The cost for this race is just $25 if you want a t-shirt, but shirts are only guaranteed to participants who register before Monday, February 19th. All District 21 Elementary (k-5) students are free!



What: 2018 Jumpstart St Patricks Day River 3k, 5k, and10k Run/Walk

When: Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at 10:00AM

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

Register: Find per-registartion form here. Mail to Jumpstart Races, 903 W. 23rd St., The Dalles, OR 97058 or email to or the Colonel Wright Elementary School facebook page.

Registration Cost: $10 for pre-registered, $15 on day of race. Fiber tech shirt available for $25 ($35 for day of race.) All District 21 Elementary (k-5) students are FREE (shirt not included.)

Packet Pick-Up: 9:00AM at Lewis & Clark Festival Park

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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