Sat August 21, 2021 Greenville, MI 48838 US Directions

5K Run

8:00AM EDT - 9:00PM EDT

5K Fitness Walk

8:15AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

Velkommen (Welcome)!

Spectrum Health is pleased to invite you back to the annual Danish Dash 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 8 a.m.!

Celebrate health, wellness and the natural morning beauty of Baldwin Lake before you and your family head over to the Grand Dansk Parade. View all Danish Festival activities at

Registration includes:

  • Certified 5K course
  • Timed race with medals
    • Top three Male and Female finisher medals in categories 29 and Younger, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+
  • ‘Dress Like a Dane’ costume contest
  • 2021 Danish Dash race shirt 
  • Virtual Run/Walk option

The following guidelines will be implemented for the safety of participants, volunteers and event staff:

  • Open start line - race will not start as a group, your chip time starts when you start the race
  • Open area - start line and race staging will be spread out to maximize social distancing
  • Results - posted online only
  • No awards ceremony - to avoid crowding. Medals will be mailed out after the event. 
  • Canceled Kids Fun Run - however, children are allowed to participate with registered adults in the 5K events (strollers allowed). Kids shirts available for $10 each.  
  • Social distancing/mask wearing - participants will be required to follow the local health mandates in place at the time and location of the event but will not be required to wear a mask while running/walking.  Our pre-race email will have reminders of current guidelines.


5K Course Map

The Spectrum Health Danish Dash takes place during the Danish Festival in Greenville.

Danish Dash Map: The USA Track & Field certified 5K course begins and ends on Faber Street near Baldwin Heights Elementary School, travels through Tower Park, past historic Manoka Lake, around Baldwin Lake, past scenic views of Taylor Hops, and concludes with a gradual hill up Marvel Drive.

Shirt Pick Up

Race shirt pick-ups will be available, Friday, August 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Spectrum Health United Lifestyles Building at 701 S Greenville W Dr. Suite #1 (near B.C. Pizza and True Value)

If you registered after July 25, a race shirt is not guaranteed. Extra shirts will be available, but sizes will be limited. 


Kids Shirts Available

The Half Mile Fun Run for Kids has been canceled. However, children are welcome to participate with registered adults in the 5K Run/Walk. Strollers are welcome.

Danish Dash Kids shirts are available for purchase during registration as well as on the race website store here. 


Dress Like a Dane

Bring fun to your run by dressing in your best red and white accessories. Prizes will be awarded to the best 'Dress Like a Dane' participants. Photos will be taken at check-in prior to race start for judging and awards will be mailed out after the event. 

Virtual 5K Run/Walk

What is a Virtual Race?

A virtual event is an opportunity for you to celebrate your training and the Danish Festival on your individual schedule while avoiding large crowds. Participants may choose a convenient time during day-light hours from Friday, August 20 through Sunday, August 22 to run/walk anywhere in the world. 

We look forward to seeing your Danish Dash 5K experiences with your friends, kids or furry race partners! Please send in selfies and pictures of your race to or text to 517-240-2404.

Will I get a shirt?

Yes, if you register before Friday, July 25 you will be guaranteed a shirt. If you register after July 25, extra shirts will be available on a first-come first serve basis.

Kids shirts are also available for purchase during registration and in the race store. 

Shirt pick-up will be Friday, August 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Spectrum Health United Lifestyles building located at 701 S Greenville W Dr. Suite #1 (near B.C. Pizza and True Value). Shirts not picked up will be mailed out the week after the race. 

Do I need to submit my time?

No.  A virtual race encourages you to run at your own pace by running, jogging or walking. You must complete your virtual run or walk by sundown on Sunday, August 22.

IM Running Race Series

 Due to the cancelation of the Yellow Jacket Challenge this year, the Ionia Montcalm Running Race Series has been canceled this year. 

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
821 W Oak St
Greenville, MI US 48838

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