2021 Dash for the Beads Schedule

Important Dates

  • February 1st – 14th – 5K virtual run begins
  • February 12th, 2021 – REGISTRATION ENDS at NOON
  • February 6 & 12- see details below
  • February 13, 2020 – 1 Mile People Parade (see details)

Race Packet Pickup

Early packet pick-up details:

Date: Saturday, February 6
Location: Bishop Cidercade, 2777 Irving Blvd # 200, Dallas, TX 75207
Time: noon- 6pm
(you’ll also receive a free gift courtesy of Bishop Cidercade)

Date: Friday, February 12
Location: Another Round, 660 Fort Worth Ave Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75208
Time: 3pm-6pm
(you’ll also receive a free gift courtesy of Another Round)


Q: Where is the event located?

A: For 2021, the 5K race will be virtual and can be run any time between February 1 and February 14, 2021. You may either run on your own 5K course, or on the traditional Dash course through Kessler Park. The Fun Run Parade/Walk will lead the Go Oak Cliff Mardi Gras parade on Sunday, February 14. The parade starts at 4PM at the intersection of Davis and Montclair (in Oak Cliff).

Q: Do I have to run a race to come out to the Dash for the Beads?

A: No you do not. Several of our committee members only run if they are being chased. Cheer on your 5K runner from a distance and come out to the Go Oak Cliff Mardi Gras Parade on February 14 and enjoy the great costumes and people participating in the Dash Parade-Walk.

Q: Is the Dash for the Beads family friendly?

A: Yes it is. We encourage parents to involve their children in the virtual 5K run, and also to participate in the Fun Run Parade/Walk and costume contest that will lead off the Go Oak Cliff Mardi Gras parade. Masks will be required.