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D.A.S.H In Life 5K

Sat November 9, 2024 Merritt Island, FL 32952 US Directions
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Individual 5K Run/Walk

$25 8:00AM EST Price increases after September 9, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


Brevard Veterans Memorial Center
400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway
Merritt Island, FL US 32952


St Francis Reflections presents the D.A.S.H In Life 5K on Saturday, November 09, 2023 at 8:00 AM!

Join us in honoring Veterans with Devotion Admiration Service and Honor at the DASH in Life 5K benefiting the "We Honor Veterans" Program at St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care. Together, we will ensure they feel the gratitude of our nation for their service.
The unique nature of those who serve in the military is paramount to St. Francis Reflections as we help each Veteran live out their own journey on the Sunset Road the best they can. This DASH honors those whose DASH has overlapped ours. You and your team can run in honor or memory of a Veteran. You can walk, run, march, skip and you can even spirit run the event.
This event is open to all ages and we will be held at the beautiful Brevard Veterans Memorial Center on Merritt Island. Service animals are the only pets permitted. Strollers are welcome and we ask that they line up behind the runners.
Stay after the race to help celebrate the Veterans in attendance with a special pinning ceremony. Veterans- please indicate status on registration to be included in pinning.


Packet Pickup:

November 8th: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm at Running Zone (3696 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935)
November 9th: 7:00 am - 7:45 am at Brevard Veterans Memorial Center (400 S Sykes Creek Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32952) 



Top 3 Overall M & F
Top Masters M & F (40+)
Top 3 M & F in each Age Group: 9& under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+



  • Race T-shirts (**One shirt per racer guaranteed if registered by October 7th, 2024)
  • Challenge Coin to all Finishers!
  • After race drinks and nutrition
  • Scenic route in a beautiful park
  • Static display area

If you are a Military Veteran, please use coupon code VET2024 for a $5 off discount!


Join us for the DASH - Home Challenge!  Sign up and run both the DASH 5K on November 9th and the Home Stretch 5K on November 10th to receive an extra special challenge medal!

You will be supporting both the ongoing special projects for and care of veterans through palliative and hospice care, as well as homeless veteran housing, and homelessness prevention of at-risk veteran families in Brevard County. You must sign up individually for each race. You will receive your special challenge medal at the Home Stretch 5K, along with recognition on each race day. Don't delay- spaces are limited to the first 90 participants!

CLICK HERE to register for the Home Stretch 5K

Course Map

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Manual Registration Form

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Become a Race Sponsor!

Please consider partnering with us to help the Veterans of Brevard County by sponsoring the D.A.S.H in Life 5K. Sponsorship details and benefits are linked below. We appreciate your consideration and look forward to hearing from you. To sign up or if you have questions, please call Angie Dunn at 321-522-7641 or email Thank you for joining us in honoring our Veterans.


About St. Francis

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care began as a group of nurses who volunteered their time and talents caring for their neighbors who were at end of life in Titusville in 1977. Today our organization’s scope of services include hospice care, non-hospice palliative care program for individuals coping with serious illness, and a robust grief support program including extensive program offerings for both adults and children. We have specialized programming in support of our large population of Veterans.  As a Level V partner in the We Honor Veterans is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care provides our employees and volunteers with continuous education on identifying and planning specialized care for the needs of our nation’s heroes.  We work with many Veterans’ organizations in our community who provide assistance and support in acquiring potential benefits and a variety of other resources that may be available to the individual and his/her family.  If there is an issue, we do our very best to obtain a resource that can create a solution.  Learn more at:  

Race Management & Timing Services

Race Management & Timing Services provided by Running Zone Race Management, Inc

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