Dash for the Beads is an annual 10k & 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”)

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! 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+.  Register for our event today.

After the run hang around for one of the best Mardi Gras parties in North Texas.  For those of legal age, plan to enjoy mimosas and ice cold beer. Those under that legal age will still have some fun with local vendors, food trucks, and drinks that don’t require a valid ID.

Dash for the Beads is a great way to kick off the Oak Cliff Mardi Gras celebration!

When:  Saturday February 26, 2022.  Events kickoff at 9:00am

Where: Kidd Springs Park located at 711 W Canty, Dallas, TX 75208

More information for each item can be found on these links.


Schedule and FAQ

Race Route & Parking

Volunteer Opportunities

Vendor Information