Blarney Bash and Dash 2023!

The Center of Concern is excited to host both the Blarney Dash 5K and the Blarney Bash celebration on Saturday, March 11, 2023!

Put on your sneakers and join the Center of Concern for the annual family-friendly Blarney Dash 5K walk/run in the morning, followed by our Blarney Bash celebration in the evening with dinner, drinks, friends, fun, and Irish music.

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

Lace up your sneakers and join the Center of Concern for our annual Blarney Dash 5K. Your purchase 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
Dog: $10

T-shirts are available 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

Race route map coming soon!

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

Want to sponsor our Blamey 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 or $150 per couple

Raffle and 50/50 Tickets:

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

Tickets include dinner and dessert, one drink ticket, and a full cash bar will be available. Menu, entertainment, and more event information is coming soon!

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

Want to sponsor our Blarney Bash celebration event? Download our sponsorship form (coming soon)!

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