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St. Patty’s Day Dash canceled due to snowfall


The 8th annual St. Patty’s Day Dash, presented by the Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club and a fundraiser for the Family Access Network, has been canceled due to safety and weather concerns, organizers said Wednesday.

With the recent record snowfall in Bend, coupled with the decreasing prospect of a significant warming of temperatures, organizers could not safely ensure the course will be safe and accessible in time for race-day.

Those currently registered for the St. Patty’s Day Dash will be automatically transferred to the Salmon Run, with proceeds still benefiting FAN, or they may request a refund.

“We are truly disappointed to have to make this decision, as the St. Patty’s Day Dash has become a fun, unique and family-friendly tradition for many,” stated Zak Boone, president of the Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club. “However, the safety of all runners, vendors, and volunteers is our number one concern, and we simply couldn’t push the decision out any longer with the uncertainties in the weather. We look forward to coming up with a creative solution to still support FAN and their amazing work.”

The Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club was founded in 1991 and its more than 80 members convene weekly to serve local, national and international organizations. There are more than 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide. The St. Patty’s Day Dash was started by the club in 2012.

FAN’s mission is to offer assistance, possibility and hope to Central Oregon families in need by connecting them with crucial resources which will help children flourish in school and life.

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