Sat March 12, 2022 Gainesville, GA 30501 US Directions
Brenau University Ampitheatre
102 Prior Street
Gainesville, GA US 30501

On March 12, Brenau University will host its annual Dempsey Dash 5K and 1K Fun Run in memory of the university’s long-time executive vice president and CFO, Wayne Dempsey. The event benefits the Wayne W. Dempsey Endowed Scholarship Fund, first funded in Dempsey’s memory in 2014 by an anonymous donor.

Official Dempsey Dash T-shirts provided for all pre-registered participants by February 18. All other registered participants through race day will receive shirt while supplies last.

Race Contact Info

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To purchase your sponsorship and set up your free entries click HERE, then follow the guide below:

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TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION OR FOR MORE INFO: Contact Matt Thomas, Vice President for University Advancement, at 770.718.5309 or

We will have a new course this year! It is 2 loops through the Brenau Campus area starting on Prior Street between Candler Field and Martha Hope Cabin.  For an interactive map including elevations, click HERE.

  • 5K Overall Male & Female
  • 5K TOP Male & Female in each age group category: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.
  • 1K Fun Run Overall Male & Female

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