The 6th annual DASH FOR THE BEADS, a 5K Run/Walk/Costume Contest/Family & Pet Friendly festival is destined to be “epic” in 2015. With 2,600 participants this year, the event was bigger and better than ever….thanks to all of you that ran, volunteered, and/or sponsored the event. The race route proved to be one of the most challenging 5k runs in all of Texas. The 2015 event will follow the very same certified route in North Oak Cliff. Starting and ending at Kidd Springs Park and taking our runners through the hills of East Kessler. Come early and meet local merchants and vendors and stay after for a Mardi Gras party not to be missed with live music and BBQ from award winning Oak Cliff residents. The 6th annual event will be held Saturday, February 14th….yes, that’s right, Valentine’s Day! With a special theme this year the race will continue the tradition of celebrating Mardi Gras with a top notch beer garden sponsored by local breweries, and a whiskey tastings. Dress yourself and your dog in Mardi Gras regalia and party until we spill over into the Bishop Arts District after the race.
Prizes for the best-dressed walker, runner, and pets and an envious trophy for the winner of the chip-timed 5K event! Medals will be presented to the top three males and top three females in each of the following age groups- 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80+. Registration through December 31st at midnight is $30.00. After December 31st until the day of the race registration is $35.00. Day of Race registration is $40.00. 1 Mile Walkers can register any time for $25.00 and Teachers and Children are $15.00. Come help us celebrate a race that has become a neighborhood tradition, benefiting neighborhood schools.
DASH FOR THE BEADS (www.dashforthebeads.org
Dash for the Beads is honored to be a member of the American Association for Physical Development and Outdoor Play. The DASH initiative was founded in 2009 by “Cliff Dwellers” Chad West and David Sassano as a way to raise money for Oak Cliff organizations. Please review our Mission Statement. Monetary donations from those not able to participate are welcome and can be processed through our website www.dashforthebeads.org.
The DASH event committee is always seeking sponsors, vendors, and volunteers who would like to participate in this worthwhile event, please contact Chris Shultz at Chris@MeritCard.com.