Providing funds to schools for physical fitness, healthy eating and arts programming.
February 13, 2021
Registration & Schedule
Registration for the annual Dash for the Beads is now open!
We offer discounts for large groups and school children and educators. Be sure to enter your promo code.
Become a Sponsor
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!
We completely expect for this year’s Dash to be bigger and better than ever, with approx. 2,000 runners and even more spectators, and we definitely encourage you to go all out on Race Day! This is a perfect way to promote you product or services.
Special thanks to the Sunset High School Film Crew:
Videographer: Alfredo Pantoja, Ana Nicolas, Diane Visoso | Photographer: Dylan-Donovan Contreras | Interviewer: Diane Visoso | Sound : Alfredo Pantoja | Editor: Ly Tran | Music: “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” – Michael Jackson
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.
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