Big Changes Are Coming!

NEW DATE: FEBRUARY 19, 2023

Our events will be held before the Mardi Gras Parade

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We look forward to seeing you next year.

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The Good Space Dash for the Beads is already one of the largest social gatherings in Oak Cliff and now we’re getting even bigger! The 15th annual Good Space Dash for the Beads will join forces with the Go Oak Cliff Mardi Gras parade, when both events will be held back-to-back on Sunday, February 19, 2023.

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Dash for the Beads is an annual 5k run and 1 mile walk that coincides with Mardi Gras so come out and Laissez les bons temps rouler!  (To you Mardi Gras newbies that is Cajun for “Let the good times roll”)

Become a Friend of the Dash

Dash for the Beads is one of the largest Oak Cliff community events whose sole focus is to help children.  Since the event began in 2010, we have awarded over $450,000 in grant money for local area schools and non-profits to promote physical fitness, healthy eating and arts programming.

Friends of the Dash is our sustaining program that accepts year-round donations and demonstrates your ongoing commitment for the charitable programs supported by Dash for the Beads.  Your $250 commitment will be put to use in any number of ways to help Oak Cliff children exercise, eat better and spur their imagination through innovative arts programs.

Strap on your best pair of pumps and join us for the Dash in Heels with Black Tie Dinner immediately following the 5K race. You will run for 50 yards, on concrete, as fast as your high heels will let ya! Must wear a minimum of 2” heels to compete. Prizes will be awarded to the individual in the highest heel, the best-dressed individual, and the best-dressed group – who doesn’t LOVE a theme, right?

Special thanks to the Sunset High School Film Crew:

Videographers: Daniel Burgos, Rubi Trevino, Debora Lopez, Abi-Keila Vera | Interviewer: Abi-Keila Vera, Daniel Burgos | Sound: Destiny Paredes | Editor: Ly Tran

Dash for the Beads is an annual 5k run 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”).

Come join an event that has become a neighborhood tradition, benefiting neighborhood schools.

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Of all the runs my daughter and I do this is by far the most fun, the neighborhood is awesome the way they participate, the bands along the way are awesome. Even the hills don't bother you too bad. See you next year.

Judy Lowe

Great race with fun and encouraging crowd! Really recommend this run!

Rebecca Brough

So many reasons why I volunteer for a great cause...wonderful team, community and awesome event!

Willie Boom

Dash for the beads is an awesome 5K! My second year running it! Love the hills! Wish they would make a 10K! Also recommend more runs throughout the year in Oak Cliff.

Fernando Gonzales

It's a lot of fun lots of hill's up's and down's but the end of the race it's all worth it we have so much fun we look forward to it every year!

Diane Valderas

Great atmosphere, color. Cool neighborhood party in one of the prettiest areas of town.

Mark DeMoss

Mostly downhill with lots of cheering volunteers. Great atmosphere. Worth the few uphill battles. Will plan to come back.

Lisa Maxwell