Small Race Previews: 2019 Jumpstart St. Patrick’s Day River Run/Walk (The Dalles) & TVW Charity Fun-Run for People of all Abilities (Hillsboro)

Come to the Dalles for the 2019 Jumpstart St. Patrick’s Day River Run/Walk. This will be a fun event and a great opportunity to get in a winter time trial.

There will be 3 distances to choose from on Saturday, March 16th, 2019. Run or walk the 3k, a 5k, or 10k option. The run starts at 10:00AM at the river dock of Lewis & Clark Festival Park and follows the south bank of the Columbia River. Runners will follow the paved Riverfront Trail on an out-and-back route that’s described as flat and fast!

The cost of the race is only $25 and will benefit the Colonel Wright Elementary School’s Physical Education program. Registration is free for District 21 K-5 Elementary students, though shirts won’t be included. Shirts are guaranteed to anyone (minus the elementary school kids mentioned above) who registers before Monday, February 19th. After this, it will be first come, first serve on t-shirts, as quantities and sizes will be limited.

After the race, go explore The Dalles and grab a bite to eat at the Historic Baldwin Saloon. Awards will be given to the top 3 in each gender and age division.



What: 2019 Jumpstart St. Patrick’s Day River Run/Walk

When: Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 10:00AM

Where: Lewis & Clark Festival Park (W 1st St, The Dalles OR 97058)

Cost: $25

Register: Here. Mail forms to Jumpstart Races, 903 W. 23rd St, The Dalles OR 97058 or email to

Packet Pick-Up: 9:00AM day of race

Another great small race occurring on March 16th is the 2019 TVW Charity Fun-Run for People of all Abilities. As the title of this 4k race implies, it’s something everyone can participate in, and it’s for great cause.

The proceeds from this event will benefit community inclusion programs for adults with disabilities. TVW Inc is the sponsor of the race and they are a non-profit organization that provides vocation programs for disabled adults.

This race will start and end at Hare Field in Hillsboro and should be a flat and fast course which is also ADA Accessible. It also happens to be held in conjunction to the Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, so it should be great fun for the whole family.

Registration is on $30 and includes a shirt. The cost increases to $40 on race day. There is also the option of running on a 4 person team for a total of $100.



What: 2019 TVW Charity Fun-Run for People of all Abilities

When: Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 10:00AM

Where: Hare Field, 1151 NE Grant St, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Cost: $30 for individual or $100 for a team of 4. Price increases day of race.

Register: Here 

Packet Pick-Up: begins 9:00AM race day at Hare Field’s West entrance

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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