The Good Space Dash for the BeadsDFB-Board-Photo-2015-1024x683 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.

The Good Space 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 any Mardi Gras rookies that is Cajun for “Let the good times roll”).  New for 2017 we are adding a chip-timed 10k event!

Each year we award 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! Medals will be presented to the top three males and top three females in each of the following age groups-
12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80+. Check out our Registration page for specifics but we do have discounts through December 31st at midnight so register early!  Come help us celebrate a race 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.

The DASH event committee is always seeking sponsors, vendors, and volunteers who would like to participate in this 
worthwhile event, please contact us at here for more information.

Contact the Dash Committee

Event Chair:  Tony Pomykal

Sponsorship:  Chad West and Jeremiah Loeffler

Vendors:  Rob Lee

Website:  Chris Moffett

MISSION STATEMENT

Schools play a critical role in improving the dietary and physical activity behaviors of children and adolescents. Schools create environments supportive of students’ efforts to eat healthy and be active by implementing policies and practices that support healthy eating and regular physical activity and by providing opportunities for students to learn about and practice these behaviors.

Actions:

1) Use a coordinated approach to develop, implement, and evaluate healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices.

2) Establish school environments that support healthy eating and physical activity.

3) Provide quality food programs.

4) Implement a comprehensive physical activity program with quality physical education as the cornerstone.

5) Implement health education that provides students with knowledge, attitudes, skills, and experiences needed or lifelong healthy eating and physical activity.

6) Provide students with health, mental health, and social services activity, and related chronic disease prevention.

7) Partner with families and community members in the development and implementation of healthy eating and physical activities, policies, practices, and programs.

8) Provide a school employee wellness program that includes healthy eating and physical activity services for all school staff members.

9) Employ qualified persons, and provide professional development opportunities for physical education, health education, nutrition services, and health, mental health, and social services staff members, as well as staff members who supervise recess, cafeteria time, and out of school time programs.