- $18 for admission for one to the race on Saturday, March 12 ($34 value)
The weekend before St. Patricks Day, runners take off on the Lucky Dash 5K, sprinting down the street as crowds cheer from the sidelines. The race kicks off at 10 a.m. and starts on Fifth Avenue, then heads north up Washington Avenue. It supports many local nonprofits. Read more about the race here.
Lucky Dash 5K
A long-standing tradition in Royal Oak, the Lucky Dash 5k brings together hundreds of runners and volunteers as they jog for local non-profits in the fresh spring air. Participants speed through a 3.1-mile course along Washington Avenue, choosing their speed and walking, running, or rolling. In a fitting gesture for the St. Patrick's Day season, proceeds of the Dash go towards the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the largest Irish-Catholic social organization in America, and the source of donations to many nonprofits and charities.