The 9th Annual Good Space 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 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+. Early registration through December 31st is discounted so check out the Registration page.

After the run hang around for one of the best Mardi Gras parties in North Texas.  The famous Good Space Dash for the Beads Beer Garden will be accompanied by music brought to you by two great bands for the race after-party bringing the jams to keep your booty scootin’.

The Squeezebox Bandits ( will bring their fun blend of Texas Blues/ Zydeco/ classic country to get Kidd Springs jumping.

The Raised Right Men ( These North Texas music veterans will keep all that craft beer flowing smoothly with their 80’s-90’s and classic country honky tonking.

For those of legal age, plan to enjoy mimosas and ice cold beer from the Official beer sponsor of the Dash, Texas Ale Project. Those under that legal age will still have some fun with local vendors, food, and drinks that don’t require a permit.


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

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


Schedule and FAQ

Race Route & Parking

Volunteer Opportunities

Vendor Information