Don’t miss the Dash for the Beads 1 mile fun run/walk, 5k thru Kessler & High Heel 50-yard dash


Let the good times roll at the Dash for the Beads on Feb 19th, sponsored by Good Space non-profit whose proceeds support various Oak Cliff organizations that promote physical fitness, healthy eating and arts programs. All ages are invited to participate in this annual event, so sign up and lace up for a great cause! To register or find out more, click here.

On Feb 19th, Dash for the Beads courses through Kessler Park. Click on the PDF to view updated event information, race timelines, route map and exit points for KNU residents!

The 5k course begins on Davis and winds through Kessler Park before heading back to the festival grounds on Davis. The top three male and female runners in nine different age groups will be awarded medals. The 1-mile walk is perfect for the little ones to get in on the action. It is held prior to the 5K so parents can participate in both events.

Dash Day Schedule:

  • 10am – Registration, packet pickup, bars open
  • 10:30am – DJ starts
  • 11:00am – 1- mile Fun Run/Walk
  • 11:30am – Dash for the Beads 5k
  • 1pm – High Heel Dash
  • 1:35pm – Awards announced
  • 2pm – Oak Cliff Mardi Gras Parade/DJ ends
  • 3pm – Bars close and the event officially ends

After the run, join us for one of the best Mardi Gras parties in North Texas. In addition to our fantastic Kid Zone, we also have music, food trucks and adult beverages, including fresh Mimosas and craft beer. Our prime location on Davis Street guarantees you the best view of the parade and regalia.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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