Dean Dash 5k

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    Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to run, walk or jog the Dean Dash 5k! Learn More »
    Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to run, walk or jog the Dean Dash 5k! Learn More »
    Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to run, walk or jog the Dean Dash 5k! Learn More »
    Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to run, walk or jog the Dean Dash 5k! Learn More »
    Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to run, walk or jog the Dean Dash 5k! Learn More »
    Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to run, walk or jog the Dean Dash 5k! Learn More »
  • April 21, 2018 (rain or shine!)

    Dean College, Awpie Way

    Rain Location - Memorial Hall Trophy Room 

    Welcome to the 5th Annual Dean Dash 5K Race, we are very excited to host you for a fifth edition of this great Dean College tradition! We are looking forward to welcoming over 250 runners, joggers, and walkers for a day of entertainment, games, food music, and, of course…running! So whether you are a seasoned race enthusiast or a 5K first-timer, bring a friend or the whole family and join the Dean College community on what will be a day to remember!

    Race Details

    The course will start and finish at Awpie Way located just outside of Dean Hall. You will start promptly at 1:00 PM and take a 3.16-mile walk, jog, or run through the quiet, residential streets of Franklin. Every turn along the course will be clearly marked by a directional sign pointing you down the right path and a course marshal will be present at every road to ensure your safety.

    At around the 1 and 2-mile marks, there will be a water station for you to take a break in and re-hydrate. Upon your return, you will be greeted by Boomer the Bulldog at the finish line and ushered to the serving area where you will get to enjoy grilled burgers, hot dogs, a salad and fruit station, and two buckets full of Gatorade bottles to reward yourself for finishing the Dean Dash 5K! 

    Stick around after the race for the award ceremony presentation, inflatable games sponsored by Student Activities Committee, lawn games hosted by Outdoor Recreation and Activity Club, and picture opportunities with Boomer!

    Registration

    Click here to register.

    Dean College Students/Kids Under 12: $5
    Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $13
    Family/Community Members: $18

    People who haven’t registered online are encouraged to register in-person starting at 12:00 PM and it will be $5 extra if they register the day of the race.

    Registration prices will increase by $5 on race day so don’t wait!

    Your registration grants you the following: A race t-shirt, race bib, drawstring bag souvenir, post-race lunch, hydration station, and live entertainment.

    Race Course

      Loop Course Dean Dash 5k 2016

    Award Ceremony

    The awards presentation ceremony will be held at 2:15 PM from the main stage on Awpie Way.

    Day of Race

    Please arrive no later than 12:15 PM at the registration table to ensure plenty of time to process your registration and get you ready to run.

    Bring a photo ID to the registration table so we can check you in and give you your t-shirt and race bib, you do not need to print your confirmation email.

    If you have purchased a registration entry for one or more people beside yourself, please have either the person(s) with you or their names ready so we can register them on site.

    Parking

    You may follow signage around town towards the Dean Hall parking lot located behind Dean Hall. Once you arrive, ushers will point you in the direction of our registration table.

    Bag Check

    At registration, you will receive a souvenir drawstring bag which you can use to store any belongings during the race. The bag check area will be directly across from the registration table and will be monitored and staffed at all times. Please note that we will only be able to check the drawstring bags we provide to you and whatever you place inside them. Please leave large bags and other valuable items in your vehicle.

    Donations

    Join Dean College as we partner with the Franklin Food Pantry to collect items currently in need.  These items are shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste.  Canned pasta and canned fruit as also needed.  Donations can be brought to the Dean Dash on Saturday, April 21st. For every item donated, participants will be given a raffle ticket towards an Amazon Gift Card, which is being sponsored by Dean Community Outreach. 

    Sponsors

    Dean Dash 5k 2018 would not have been possible without the valuable and generous assistance from our sponsors

    5k Sponsor 1         

    Road ID         SAC        ORAC

    5k Sponsor 2     Pepsi      power 88          

     Elizabeth's Bagels Guardian Logo Sponsor

    Partners

    A special token of gratitude to our partners:

    Spitler

            power 88
            5k Sponsor 3

    Red Bull

            Franklin Lumber

            Barefoot Young Band

    Franklin Food Pantry Logo

     

    Contact Information

    For questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact:

     Ian Van Doren       
    Recreation Coordinator
    Office:508-541-1810
    E-Mail: deandash5k@dean.edu

Take the next Step


  • Register for the Dean Dash

    • Dean College Students/Kids Under 12: $5
    • Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $13
    • Family/Community Members: $18

    Registration prices will increase by $5 on race day so don’t wait!

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