Kristen Smith Family Dental Group is hosting a 10K run, 5K run/walk, and kids dash (400m) as a fundraiser to support The Dental Foundation of Oregon and their Tooth Taxi which provides children in our local community with free dental care and oral health education. In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, Sparky’s Brewing Company will be on site providing food and beverages for participants. Each registered participant will receive a giveaway item with their registration (TBD). Participants for the FREE Kids Dash will have the option to purchase a YOUTH unisex event T-shirt at registration. All registered participants will receive a drink ticket that can be used for either a free alcoholic (for those over 21 with ID present) or non -alcoholic beverage. Participants who sign up after February 26th will not be guaranteed a shirt due to order and processing time. After the run, hang around for Yard Games, Sparky’s food and beverage, Awards, and Raffle Drawing. Due to liability and safety concerns, pets are not allowed. We encourage you to dress up, wear green, and run for a great cause!
Race packet pick up will be 2:00 – 6:00 pm on Friday, March 13th at Gallagher Fitness Resources’ downtown location. The packets will also be available for pickup the day of the race from 8:30- 9:40 AM at Riverfront park near the Start/Finish. Same day registration will occur 8:30-9:40 AM and will increase by $10 from the original price, these registrants are not guaranteed a giveaway item.
So Why Get Involved?
We would like to carefully thank each individual who participated in the 2019 run to benefit The Dental Foundation of Oregon (DFO) and our Marion County children. On March 16th, 2019, we had 618 participants and of those runners and walkers, ages ranged from 1 to 76 years old. Your involvement with the Salem Paddy Pint has not gone without notice and is a major part of the donations made possible. This year we were able to donate $8,613.10 to DFO. It is positively overwhelming to see our community and local businesses come together each year to help support fundraisers that benefit our children’s dental health and encourage physical activity. As a practice, we do our absolute best to provide exceptional care to each patient we see and make it a priority to exceed their needs. However, sometimes our ability is limited with the resources and time we have; by hosting a fundraiser to help benefit the Tooth Taxi, it allows us to reach deserving individuals that we may not otherwise have the opportunity to help. The Dental Foundation of Oregon allows us to indirectly get these children the care they need which is why it is so important for us to dedicate our efforts to assist in supplying their materials and resources. Whether you participated in the Kids Dash, the 5K Run/Walk, or the 10K, it was such a joy to see you running for a great cause; so many familiar faces from prior year’s events, colleagues, and sponsors. We appreciate your commitment to this event and hope that we will receive your continued support in years to come. It was of great pleasure to meet so many new faces this year. We especially want to thank our wonderful sponsors, volunteers and those who donated goods for our raffle drawing; your services are a major factor when planning the event and without your sponsorship, we would not be where we are today.
Raffle Tickets: Will be sold on the day of the race beginning at 8:30 AM for $1 each or 6 for $5. You must be present to win. If you have purchased a ticket, the winner will be announced at the race. Tickets may not be sold to persons under 18 years of age unless the parent or legal guardian of the purchaser witnesses the transaction. All sales are final.
****Remember we will be selling RAFFLE TICKETS $1 each or 6 for $5 the morning of the race and will be announced after the race.
PRIZES FOR THE RAFFLE ARE TO BE ANNOUNCED.
Update 12/04/2019: We are excited to begin preparations for the 2020 Salem Paddy Pint. Stay posted as we will be updating the race page with giveaways, raffle prizes, and registration opening date!