Get your green on and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Kirkland Shamrock Run 5K, with waves for competitive runners, fun runners, dogs and runners, strollers and runners, and walkers, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday from Marina Park, Kirkland. Registration is $40; 425-822-7066 or www.kirklandshamrockrun.com.
Seattle’s big St. Patrick’s Day Dash 4-mile run and walk, costume contest, beer garden and entertainment is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Sunday, starting from Seattle Center. Proceeds benefit Northwest children’s charities. Registration, which ends Saturday, is $35-$40. More at www.stpatsdash.com.