Due to the COVID pandemic, Dash for the Beads has made necessary changes to help protect participants. Our goal is to hold a safe event, while still promoting the incredible Oak Cliff community spirt we love.

For 2021, the 5K race will be a virtual event. Registered runners may choose to run their own route, or run the traditional Dash route through Kessler Park any time between February 1 and February 14, 2021. Results will be posted on the Dash website. The 10K race is cancelled for 2021. We hope it will return in 2022.

The 1-mile walk has been replaced by a Parade-Walk and Costume Contest (masks required). This will be a live event and will lead this year’s Go Oak Cliff Mardi Gras parade at 4PM on Sunday, February 14. Participants for the costume contest will wear their wackiest idea for a costume that keeps them socially distant from each other. Think hula hoops, balloons, inflatable T-Rex costumes and inflatable bounce balls. Prizes for best costume will be awarded after the parade. Entry fees are $35 for the Fun Run Parade-Walk and Costume Contest, where all participants receive a t-shirt, a mask and racing bib. The 5K virtual run will be $40, where all participants get a t-shirt, a mask and a Dash commemorative medal.

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


Schedule and FAQ

Race Route & Parking