Dash for the Beads is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that donates its proceeds
to local area schools to help promote healthy eating and physical activity for our grade school children. Area schools
will be eligible to apply for grants to encourage kids to stay in motion and learn about and practice behavior
that leads to a healthy lifestyle.
Dash for the Beads is an annual 10k and 5k runs along with a 1 mile walk that coincides with Mardi Gras so come out and Laissez les bons temps rouler! (To any Mardi Gras rookies that is Cajun for “Let the good times roll”).
Each year we award opportunities to win prizes for the best-dressed walker, runner, pet (that’s right, pet) and an envious trophy for the winner of the chip-timed 10k and 5K events! Come join an event that has become a neighborhood tradition, benefiting neighborhood schools.
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 below. Monetary donations from those not able to participate are welcome and can be processed through our website.