Choose Between Two Options
- $17 for one 5K Dash for the Beads entry for Saturday, February 14 ($35 value)
- $34 for two 5K Dash for the Beads entries for Saturday, February 14 ($70 value)
Registration also includes a t-shirt. Local vendors will also be on-hand, and a post-race Mardi Gras party brings together live music, award-winning barbecue, and local beers. Costumes (for both humans and dogs) are encouraged.
Dash for the Beads 5K
Dash for the Beads 5K is a race. And a walk. And a costume contest. And a family- and pet-friendly festival. Established in 2010, the annual gathering rolls a slew of events into one fun-filled day in an effort to raise money for Dash for the Beads—a non-profit that helps local schools promote healthy habits. The 5K route begins and ends at Kidd Springs Park, and weaves through the hills of East Kessler. But whether they walk, run, or somersault, participants are encouraged to dress themselves—and their pets—in costumes. It's a festive vibe that carries into a post-race party, complete with live music, food, and a beer garden sponsored by local breweries.