Iron Horse Brewery Announces Fifth Family Friendly Fun Run for FISH Food Bank

This will be the toughest micro-run sportsballathon you’ll ever run.


Humans of all ages are invited to the fifth annual St. Paddy Day Half K, a micro-run containing all the fun of an ultra-marathon combined with sportsballing activities, taking place on March 16th in Ellensburg, WA. It’s sure to be a slam dunk!


We hope you’ll join us for this fast race, fast time and fast fundraiser. You might even break a sweat because running is a sport. Let’s “tee up” so we can raise $10,000 for FISH Food Bank as a community. To really make a meaningful impact we need all of you because, well, there’s no ‘I’ in team. The event begins at 11 a.m. for activities, a pre-race beer and Zumba warm-up, and a live music performance by Hair Nation, the ultimate 80s hair rock party band! The race in Ellensburg kicks off at 2 p.m. at [ the pub ], 412 N. Main St., Ellensburg, WA.

“We are continually fascinated by the number of people that come from all over the state to participate in such a ridiculous event in support of Kittitas County. This event is to showcase how amazing our community is by coming together as a team for our hungry neighbors in need. Let’s have a hell of a party” said IHB event planner Aimee Bach.


We started this event in 2015 with about 250 attendees. Since then, each year this event has grown. Last year, the final headcount was 905! Eighty-three percent of you all said you come because the .5K is ridiculous and I had to be a part of it; while 67% come because who doesn’t love a good outdoor party on St. Patrick’s Day!? We’re planning to break 1,000 attendees for 2019, will you be one of them??


“Paddy On is more than an event. It’s a movement. It’s wearing green, doing a heel click as you walk down the street, drinking Irish Death, looking for rainbows in oil sheens on the street. Most of all, it’s about coming together for a good cause,” said Ross Chalstrom, professional Iron Horse Brewery sportsballer. “We want you on our team for the Fifth St. Paddy Day Half K.”

Dakota Cafe and Iron Horse Brewery will serve up ballpark food to satisfy your hunger. Choose from options like hot dogs, pretzels, nachos and more.


Day of registration is available but you will probably have to wait in a long line, where we’ll make you do squats while you wait. Purchase your tickets at

Entrants are encouraged to show up in St. Patrick’s Day themed outfits. Sriracha onesies or windbreaker jumpsuits are also approved. Registration packets will be available for pickup starting at 11 a.m. the day of the race at [the pub]. We will have early packet pickup on Friday, March 15th from 3-7 p.m. at [the pub].

Did you know that $12 a month can feed a family of four for a month from FISH Food Bank’s pantry? One-third of all FISH’s households have children, and FISH provides food to all these families, allowing them to meet their other expenses like heating and clothing. When registering for the Half K please consider an extra donation to FISH. Your dollars give the food bank more buying power to help those in our community who need it most.


“Fight like a tiger. Eat Cheetos every day. You will surely win.” — Hunger