Join Us for Blarney Bash or Dash 5K…Or both!


We are excited to bring back our Blarney Bash in-person this year hosted at Hackney’s on Lake, and you are also invited to join us in the morning at our fun 5K walk/run!

Saturday, March 11, 2023

9:00 AM Blarney Dash 5K

6:00 PM Blarney Bash

Blarney Dash 5K

Saturday, March 11, 2023
9:00 AM (Check-in 8:30 AM)
Start/finish on Prairie Avenue at River Road in Des Plaines
Behind Brookdale Senior Living

Lace up your sneakers and join the Center of Concern for our annual Blarney Dash 5K! Your registration gets you entry to our timed 5K, an exclusive t-shirt*, race medal, access to fun awards and prizes, and supports the Center of Concern’s critical programs and services. Participate in-person on Saturday, March 11th, or complete your 3.1 miles independently any time.

Individual Entry: $50
Group of Five: $225
Student/Child: $30
Senior 62+: $30
Dog: $10

*T-shirts are guaranteed if registering before 2/28 in youth unisex sizes small, medium, or large, and adult unisex sizes small, medium, large, X-large, 2x-large, and 3x-large.

Dogs can enter and receive a custom bandana, too! Pick up your race t-shirt and swag bag during our normal business hours March 6th – 10th at our office, 1665 Elk Boulevard, Des Plaines, 60016

Download race route PDF

Questions? Email [email protected] or call 847-823-0453

Want to sponsor our Blarney Dash 5K event? Download our sponsorship form.

Blarney Bash Celebration

Saturday, March 11, 2023
6:00 PM
Hackney’s on Lake
1514 E. Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025

The Center of Concern’s Blarney Bash celebration is back this year and will include dinner, drinks, friends, fun, and Irish music!

Support our agency’s important work while trying your luck at our exciting 50/50 Split-the-Pot drawing or enter to win fantastic prizes in our many raffles!

Ticket pricing is $80 per person, $150 per couple, or $700 per table of 10.

Raffle and 50/50 Tickets:

  • $5.00 each
  • 6 for $20.00
  • 14 for $40.00
  • 25 for $60.00

Blarney Bash dinner in the Shillelagh Room at Hackney’s on Lake includes one signature drink; unlimited soda, water, coffee, and tea; access to a full cash bar; and your dinner choice of:

 -Famous Hackneyburger with coleslaw and fries
-Blarney Broiled Chicken Sandwich with coleslaw and fries
-Leprechaun Chicken Caesar Salad
-Lucky Reuben Sandwich with coleslaw and fries

Plus Hackney’s Original French Fried Onions, and a chocolate sundae for dessert! Vegetarian and special diet options will be available upon request. No need to choose now, Hackney’s will take your order at dinner. Cocktails start at 6:00 PM, dinner will be served at 7:00 PM.

Questions? Email [email protected] or call 847-823-0453

Want to sponsor our Blarney Bash celebration event? Download our sponsorship form

Attend both events and save! For $120 you will get an individual entry to the Blarney Dash 5K AND the Blarney Bash celebration!

Thank you to our generous Blarney sponsors!