Runners Get Lucky With New Course, New Prizes and New Partnerships at St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville 5K

February 1, 2023

28th annual running event kicks off beloved St. Paddy’s Day celebration in Dallas’ hippest neighborhood

Feb 1, 2022 /DALLAS /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – An iconic local tradition will offer a fresh, new experience to Dallas residents this year! The St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville 5K, which has kicked off the St. Paddy’s Day Parade festivities for nearly three decades, is introducing a brand new course. Participants will have a chance to walk, jog, run, and dance on the parade route for the first time ever. Registration is now open for the event, which is a part of the Run Project race series.

Along with the new route, participants will be competing for the largest cash prize ever offered by the run. Top runners can win up to $750 furnished by race partner Guaranty Bank. Off the race course, all participants can get into the competitive spirit with the annual St. Paddy’s Day Spirit Tutu Contest and a donut eating contest.

After the race and before the parade, participants can start the day-long party at Energy Square with music from DJ Dame and an awards ceremony. The after-party will feature food, drinks and a Yuengling Flight Beer Garden. Event photos are free and shared on Run Project’s Facebook page.

“The Dash Down Greenville is by far the most iconic race in our Run Project series and it’s thanks to the enthusiasm and spirit that our participants bring to the event,” said Run Project Owner Tanna Wood. “The streets turn green thanks to their festive outfits, tutus, and costumes. While the race offers big prizes for serious competitors, participants of all paces end up winners thanks to all of the fun!”

The race raises funds for Friends of the Katy Trail, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates and maintains the Katy Trail for the benefit of Dallas citizens and visitors. The group raises the funds needed to maintain and enhance the landscaping, provide lighting, water for people and pets, daily security patrols, amenities such as benches on the Trail, and more.

The St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville 5K is one of nine races held by the Run Project across North Texas. The events attract thousands of runners from across the metroplex, the state, and the nation, and raised tens of thousands of dollars for local charities.

For more information about St Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville and the Run Project race series, visit www.RunProject.org and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


Run Project is Texas’ and the southwest’s premier race series. Run Project represents the top 2% of running events that are locally owned and operated in the Texas area. They are part of the Racing Systems, Inc family of brands. The brand is authentically local and globally minded, creating world-class, locally-owned events that benefit causes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. For more information about Run Project, visit www.RunProject.org and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.