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Registration & Schedule

Registration for the annual Dash for the Beads is now open!

We offer discounts for large groups.

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Since 2010, Dash for the Beads, a 501(c)(3) organization, has brought thousands of people from all over Texas to North Oak Cliff for its 5K Chip-Timed Race, 1-Mile Walk, & Festival. Dash for the Beads would not be possible without our sponsors!

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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 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”).

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


Are You Ready To Walk, Run, Join the Party?

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