A festive favorite to kick-off your holiday season!

Join Portland Trails & Ri Ra Irish Pub for a Portland holiday tradition, featuring local craft brews! Run the trails in your festive gear, and enjoy a hearty beer-brunch and winter cheer. We will run (and brunch) through snow, shine, wind or sleet!

Race starts at 11am, with a brunch by RiRa Irish Pub to follow. Your race entry supports Portland Trails and the trails and green space you know and love.


Eastern Promenade – RiRa Irish Pub
$35 – Includes brunch, a ticket for pint of local beverage and a swanky Holiday Dash race knit beanie!
Holiday Dash Race Course

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Please note, this race will take place, rain, shine, sleet or snow! Be prepared!

  • Who can participate in Holiday Dash? This race is 21+.
  • What is included in my registration?All runners will get access to free brunch, and 1 beverage ticket included with registration. You also get a winter hat This race includes professional timing and a water stop at the halfway mark and at the end of the course.
  • When does registration open? Online registration opens Friday, September 8 at 9am and runs until the race sells out. We encourage participants to sign up early, we sell out every year.
  • Do I get a race shirt? **NEW THIS YEAR.** Race beanies! A knit hat, one size fits all–a great winter accessory!
  • Can I run with  my dog? What about strollers? Because of the number of people out on the race course we cannot allow dogs or strollers.
  • What awards do you have? Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers, and top Portland Trails members, male and female.
  • Can I get a refund? We can’t offer refunds, but you can transfer your registration to another person before December 1. Click on the Sign Up button above and then “Manage Registration” on the Race Partner page to make any changes.
  • Can I transfer my registration? Yes! See answer above for details.
  • I’m not running this year, but I’d like to support the trails! Volunteer sign ups will be coming soon.


Thank you to our race sponsors. Interested in sponsoring the Holiday Dash? Click here.

Thanks to our sponsors!

RiRa Irish Pub
Spinnaker Trust
Norway Savings
Diversified Communications

Beer sponsors TBD