37th Annual St. Paddy’s Five Miler

Sun March 15, 2020 Spokane, WA US 99217 Directions

St. Paddy's Kids Race

11:30AM PDT - 2:00PM PDT
St Paddys 5 Miler - Cancellation Notice

Dear Registered Participant,

The St. Paddy’s Five Miler, scheduled for March 15, 2020, is canceled due to impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic and the potential of exposing people to the virus.  Given the heightened concern of the effects of the coronavirus to our public health and safety, the restrictions placed on events greater than 250 person both state and local officials, and the recent closure of the Spokane Community College campus to major events, the only decision at this time is to cancel the race. We apologize to our runners for any inconvenience this decision has created.  
In place of Sunday’s event, we will host a Virtual 5 Mile Race where all currently registered racers can complete a 5 mile run of their own on Sunday, post their times to the timing company, and be available to win age group awards, be entered to win on of two $250 award from the BRRC and complete the goal many of you had set out to achieve.  This will take place on a course of your choice and you will report your time to Negative Split timing by the end of the day on Sunday to compete. We understand that a virtual race is not the same as the community event that the St Paddy's 5 Mile and cannot replicate the feeling of actually crossing the finish line in competition with many of your friends and family. However, we hope it is an opportunity to still get out on Sunday and enjoy our sport and our beautiful community.
BRRC is a non-profit focused on building the running community in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.  Your entry fees go to the benefit of this cause and to our local high school communities who help support our races.  Since the race has been canceled, you can take a charitable deduction for your $15 entry fee. Due to the fact the cancelation is out of the control of the BRRC or its partners, no refund will be made at this time. 

All purchased merchandise, t-shirts and sweatshirts, can be picked up on March 14th from 10am-5pm at Fleet Feet Spokane, 1315 W Summit Parkway. You can request we mail your purchased merchandise to you by email or call Paul Fitzpatrick: pcfnospo@comcast.net, (509) 475-6415.
We thank you for your continued support and patronage of BRRC events and look forward to next years St Paddy’s 5-Miler.  Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.  

Wade Pannell
Race Director

Here Are Your Options:

Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own, and report your results.

Upon completion of your Virtual 5 Mile St Paddy's Run, please go to results.raceroster.com to input your time (additional directions will follow on Sunday).  Your posted results will March 15th will enter you to win one of two $250 awards from Bloomsday Road Runners Club (random selection) and the opportunity to participate in age group awards for those who ran on this day. Of course, all of this is based upon the honors system, so please, be honest and help everyone make lemonade out of lemons.  

Thanks again for your patience and support of the Bloomsday Road Runners Club.  Without your support and participation in our events, we cannot continue to pursue our mission of supporting and expanding the running community of Spokane.  

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.brrc.net/.

1810 N Greene St
Spokane, WA US 99217

Come and race, ye lads and lasses! This Spokane classic is a Springtime tradition you don't want to miss.  The Bloomsday Road Runner Club presents the 37th Annual St. Paddy's Day Five Miler on Sunday, March 15, 2020.  With a fast, flat course from Spokane Community College, this course will offer you the opportunity to qualify for Bloomsday Second Seed.  Break your last 5 mile race time or boast your most festive St. Patrick's Day running outfit!  Bring the whole family....kids 6 and under will get to race a 300 meter run for FREE!

DATE: Sunday, March 15th, 2020

LOCATION: Spokane Community College

TIME: 10am


  •      Registration - $15 (thru March 13th)
  •      Online Registration will close at midnight on Friday, March 13, 2020
  •      Kids race registration - FREE (kids 6 and under)
  •      Kids Cotton Race Shirt - $5 (until March 8th)
  •      Cotton/blend T-shirt* - $15
  •      Hooded Sweatshirt* - $30
  •      Race Registration available at Packet Pick Up -$25
  •      Race Day registration - $25 (8:45am - 9:45am on Sunday, March 15, 2020

*Shirt orders are due March 5th. If there are extra shirts, they will be available for purchase after the race. Styles and sizes are not guaranteed.


  • Fleet Feet Spokane, 1315 W Summit Parkway, Spokane, WA.
  • Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • 10:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Race Registration available at Packet Pick Up -$25


St Paddy’s Five Miler is an official qualifying race for Second Seeding at the front of the Bloomsday pack.

Qualifying times:

  • Males - 31:00 min
  • Females - 37:00 min


You may register online and review race results at:



There will be a fun run for boys and girls six or younger at approximately 11:30am. The distance will be 300 meters. Shirts must be preordered.

DRAWING - Two $250 prizes

The drawing for the cash prizes and other prizes will take place after the race. You must be present to win.


A fast 5 mile Bloomsday qualifying course from SCC (Spokane Community College) that follows the Spokane River to Avista on Mission. The course then loops back to Greene street with one small hill. The return is to the SCC track where the 5 mile race finishes. Interesting costumes and lots of prizes make for a fun and festive St. Patrick's Day party.  Click Here for the USTAF Course Map.

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