Today I got up early (well, early for a weekend), put on my running shoes, and made my way to the Seattle Center for the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Dash 5k.
As you know, one of my goals this year is to participate in one 5k a month. This is my 4th 5k this year, so I am a little bit ahead. Yay!
I signed up to be in the last wave of runners, the group that was untimed. I knew I would be mostly walking the 5k so I didn’t want to get caught in all the runners. Also, my friends were participating in the race as well and had signed up for the last wave so we would be in the same corral together. After the first two waves of runners began, it was our turn and we were off!
We started out on Mercer Street, then went up 4th Ave through downtown Seattle almost to the library. We turned around and went back down 4th Ave back to the Seattle Center. The race ended right near the International Fountain where you could then visit all the vendors set up in the area. There was plenty of food and drinks to snack on, as well as a beer garden for those over the age of 21.
This was a super fun run. Almost everyone had on some sort of green with many people wearing hats and wigs. I saw some people dressed up as leprechauns, people wearing green head to toe, people dressed up as priests, there were a couple of green aliens, and I even saw some dinosaurs running down the street.
This was the 35th year of the St. Patrick’s Day Dash and hopefully, I can attend this race next year. Next time, I will be sure to wear more green so I fit in will all the other participants!