Give Back

Celebrate and give back to our local students. The Redondo St. Patrick's Day 5K directly benefits the Redondo Beach Educational Foundation and other local schools and running programs.

A portion of YOUR registration fee from this race and our 4th of July race goes to these deserving groups each year. To date, close to $200,000 has been given. You can offer additional financial support by visiting the RBEF here. Thank you for your generosity!


Dress Up

St. Patrick's Day is one of the most celebrated holidays in the South Bay. Start the morning off with some fun and get in the spirit of the wearing o' the green by dressing up for the 5K! Pull out those tutus, shamrocks, rainbow and glitter and get silly! 

Gather up your friends, your family and get your little leprechauns and furry friends in on the merriment too! We'll have a Costume Contest before the race at 7:30 a.m. so make sure to look out for that and enter to win Village Runner gift certificates!

  • 1st place - $100
  • 2nd place - $75
  • 3rd place - $50 


Feel good about eating that green bagel or drinking your favorite Irish stout at your local pub after the race. You earned it since you began the morning by doing something positive for your health and fitness by taking part in this fun and lively community event. You have the option to run or walk this fast, flat and scenic course along the gorgeous Redondo Beach waterfront.

Our race features:

  • Top quality t-shirts
  • Split timers at every mile
  • Computerized finish times
  • Water stations
  • Sponsor refreshments


Get your wee ones in on the celebration by registering them for the Chase Stecyk Leprechaun Dash for Gold. We honor Chase's life in this popular event for children, you can read more about his life here.

The dashes take place after the Run/Walk - approximate start times are listed below. All Dash participants will receive a t-shirt, fun surprises and a participation medal.

We offer 3 different age groups:

  • 1/4 Mile for 8-9 year olds at 9:30 a.m.
  • 1/4 Mile for 6-7 year olds at 9:40 a.m.
  • Dash for 4-5 year olds at 9:45 a.m.




We have a full weekend of activities including a 2 day Lifestyle Health and Fitness Expo, featuring sampling, sales, and product demonstrations by running brands and companies. The Expo begins on Saturday, March 11 from noon to 7 p.m. behind the Village Runner Redondo Beach store during packet pick-up and on race day beginning at 6:30 a.m.  

After the race celebrate at Rock & Brews, Redondo Beach

  • starting at 8:45 a.m.
  • Awards Ceremony for the overall top 3 Male and Female winners
  • Raffle

There will be a Finish Line Celebration, Awards Ceremony and Day of Event Expo with food, drinks, and live entertainment to celebrate as runners finish. 


Image Credits: Danielle Boyer, RBEF, SCS Photoworks