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St. Paddy's Day 5K Walk/Run

5k Walk/Run St. Paddy's Day

St. Paddy's Day 5K Walk/Run

March 18, 2023
Check in time: 8 a.m. | $25 entry fee includes t-shirt, two beer tickets, and a swag bag

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Beer Garden | Food Trucks | Lil’ Leprechauns Race Spirit Awards | Silent Auction
3000 Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95054

To invest in this partnership opportunity, contact Phone: (408) 855-5123

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We also encourage you to begin a fundraising team. The individual or organization that raises the most funds for our Mission Students will win a prize!


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About The Event

Join us on Saturday, March 18, 2023 for our inaugural Mission College St. Paddy's Day 5k Fundraiser! This family-friendly event will raise funds for our student emergency fund and foundation. Join us for good food, good music, and good entertainment. We will have food trucks, entertainment, a beer garden, and a fun kid's run.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We appreciate our partners and sponsors supporting this event to help raise funds for our students. If you are interested, please see the sponsorship opportunities below. For sponsorship questions, please contact our Executive Director of Advancement, Melissa Johns at Our goal is to raise $200,000 for our students with this event!

Benefits of Mission Partnership Presenting $10,000 Platinum $5,000 Gold $2,500 Silver $1,500 Bronze $1,000
Official St. Paddy’s Day 5K Presenting Sponsor  Clover    



Partnership banner displayed on Mission College Boulevard for six months  Clover Clover      
Company logo or name on event and foundation website, social media and collaterals *   Logo Logo Name



Prominent sponsor recognition at event  Clover Clover      
Company logo included on participant giveaway*  Clover Clover Clover  


5K Run/Walk sponsored entries  25 20 15



Sponsorship of five Mission College students as event participants  Clover Clover Clover



Promotional space at event to showcase your company  Clover Clover Clover



Course Information

St. Paddy's 5k route.

The Mission College St. Paddy's Day 5k begins and ends on our beautiful Mission College Campus located at 3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054. The route map posted above will allow you to see your tax dollars at work, as well as our student success stories and the many wonderful academic programs and support services available to our community.

Schedule of Events

  • 8 a.m. - Check-in Opens
  • 9 a.m. - Start Lil' Leprechaun Run
  • 9:30 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk Begins

Awards and Recognition

A number of awards will be recognized on race day. We encourage you to lean in and show your St. Paddy's Day and Mission College Spirit!

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners for Adult Runners and the Lil’ Leprechaun’s Race
  • St. Paddy's Day Spirit Award
  • Mission College Spirit Award
  • Best Overall Time for a Department on Campus
  • Best Time for a Mission College Employee
  • Best Time for a Mission College Student
  • Individual who Fundraised the Most Money
  • Department that Fundraised the Most Money

Race Day

The check-in time for race day begins at 8:00am. Your race kit will include:

  • Official 5k Shirt
  • Bib
  • Mission College Drawstring Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Mission College Information
  • Pre-Race Snack
  • 2 Tickets to the Beer Garden (21+)

The race is fully supported with a closed course, water stations, and first aid available. Post-Race we encourage you to enjoy the beer garden, entertainment, and food trucks.

Course Time Limit & Info

While all levels of runners and walkers are welcome at the St. Paddy's Day 5k, they will need to maintain a 17 min mile pace to make the cut-off. Runners & walkers will be asked to use the mapped course, abide by traffic laws, and continue to the finish line, which will be open until 11 a.m.

NO dogs or other animals are allowed on the course unless they are service animals.