The 8th Annual 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 you Mardi Gras newbies that is Cajun for “Let the good times roll”)

Beginning in 2017 we will have a 10k route that extends our already famous “Hilliest 5k route in Dallas.”  Don’t miss your chance to run the first ever Good Space Dash for the Beads 10k!

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 North Texas’ own Durty Laundry.  For those of legal age, plan to enjoy mimosas and local cider in addition to ice cold beer from our friends at Texas Ale Project.  Those under that legal age will still have some fun with local vendors,
food, and drinks that dont 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