This is one of those days when Bend’s residents turn out en masse to celebrate the two things most emblematic of Bend: beer and strenuous outdoor activity. (There are several celebrations involving this combo: just wait till the summer!)
Mind you, the beer will come after the running. The order of the day is a family-friendly 5k run, green attire optional–but c’mon, it’s Saint Patrick’s Day. Naturally, that also means a post-dash bash with music by the Pitchfork Revolution and Deschutes Brewery beer.