Lucky you! It’s time for Blarney Bash 2022!

Join the Center of Concern for our first-ever Blarney Bash Dash! We–along with honorary co-chairs Des Plaines Mayor Andrew Goczkowski, Fire Chief Daniel Anderson, Police Chief David Anderson, State Senator Laura Murphy, and the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce–invite you to put on your sneakers and join us in supporting our agency through this fun 5K walk/run!

This family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, March 12th, or you can put in your miles independently on your own and participate virtually from March 7th through 11th. Both in-person and virtual participants will receive a t-shirt, race medal, and swag bag with goodies, and will be eligible for fun awards and prizes.

Don’t want to race, but still want to win? Try your luck in our 50/50 Split-the-Pot Drawing!

Thank you for supporting the Center of Concern!

First Annual Blarney Bash Dash 5K Walk/Run

Put on your sneakers and join the Center of Concern for our first-ever Blarney Bash Dash. Participate in this family-friendly 5K virtually or in-person! Family/group or child/student registration options are also available.

☘️ In-Person: Join us on Saturday, March 12th to walk or run 5K (3.1 miles) through Des Plaines. This 5K walk/run is untimed–participants can track their own race times if desired.

☘️ Virtual: Complete 5K (3.1 miles) independently–walking or running–any time the week of March 7th – 12th. Share photos, times, and accomplishments with us on social media!

Race participants will receive a Blarney Bash Dash t-shirt (adult sizes XS-4XL), an exclusive race medal, swag bag, and will be eligible for fun awards and prizes. Registration fees support the Center of Concern’s critical programs and services! Race registration is due by 3/1/2022! Add +$20 for late registrations.

Blarney Bash 50/50 Split-the-Pot Drawing

Try your luck in our 50/50 Split-the-Pot drawing! Half of the proceeds will benefit the Center of Concern, and the other half will be awarded to two winners!

Thank You for Supporting the Center of Concern

The Center of Concern relies on support from donors like you to continue offering our critical programs and services. We are so thankful for your generosity–we couldn’t do it without you!

Dine to Donate at American Wildburger on Saturday, March 12th!

Save the date! Purchase lunch or dinner from American Wildburger on Saturday, March 12th and 10% of all sales will be donated back to the Center of Concern! American Wildburger is located at 1534 E. Oakton Street, Des Plaines, IL 60018. Thank you, American Wildburger, for your generous support for the community!

Blarney Bash Dash Invitation
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Register for the race, buy split-the-pot tickets, and donate!

5K Route and Directions

Thank you to our Blarney Bash Dash 5K supporters!

Join Us in Thanking and Patronizing Our Generous Sponsors

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