2020 Ashland Monster Dash VIRTUAL Run for Education

Fri October 23 - Sun November 1 Ashland, OR 97520 US
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Ashland, OR US 97520

NOTE: Register all of your runners at once - your fees will be cheaper. 

The 12th annual Monster Dash Run for Education is going VIRTUAL due to COVID-19 restrictions - but it's still going to be awesome! 

This year's race will not only support grants in the Ashland Public Schools -- we're excited to announce that 50% of the profits will also be donated to the Phoenix-Talent School Families Fire Relief Fund. Phoenix-Talent Schools estimate that 40% of their families lost their homes in the Almeda Fire in September, and 80% of Phoenix Elementary School's families are now homeless. We're so happy to be able to help that we've already sent $5,000 to immediately help local families in need. Now, we're counting on YOU (and your family, and friends, and neighbors...) to register and ensure this year's Monster Dash is bigger than ever!

This year's Virtual event will feature the usual 1-mile, 5K, and 10K race options - but the race course will be up to you! And while we won't be giving any prize awards for fastest race times (there's just no way to verify times), we WILL be doing random prize drawings from those runners who submit their times to the registration website. 

And there are plenty more prizes, too! We're partnering with Treehouse Books for fun Halloween activities all month long, and on our Facebook/Instagram pages will be providing some Monster Training Tips for your kids to get in shape for the big race. We'll have Costume Contests that racers (and your pets!) can enter by sharing costume photos, plus photo and video contests...and even a DIY Training Video contest! There will be bigger prizes (sponsored by People's Bank) and small prizes (donated by tons of local businesses). We're even throwing a few random gift certificates into race packets -- you might be a lucky winner!! You can check out all the contest information on the Ashland Monster Dash website: AshlandMonsterDash.com  

So what's the best way to get the most fun out of a VIRTUAL RACE? We're recommending you create your own MINI-MONSTER DASH event! Gather the folks in your "bubble" (those friends and family you feel safe to spend time with - still masked and socially distant, of course!) and plan an awesome, safe event. And we want to help! We've putting together mini-gathering ideas on the website, and we'll provide all youth registrants with a Monster Dash Fun Packet. The packet includes:

  • A free science kit or a realistic Wildlife Wow animal from Blue Marble! You'll be able to choose from several offerings at Packet Pickups on a first-come availability - check them out on the website. (Kits for ages 6 and older, Animals age 3 and up)

  • A race bib
  • A finisher's medal
  • A "make your own" finish line with orange and black crepe paper 
  • Some Halloween coloring and other activities for kids
  • Small Halloween knick-knack toys
  • And of course, a small trick-o-treat bag of candy!

Adult packets will also include crepe paper streamer finish line, race bib and finisher's medal (provided by Today's Dentistry) for you to wear at your own finish line. Bonus - we still have about 300 assorted hats for adults from Sunday Afternoons from last year's event. They will be available at the Packet Pickups until they're gone. (Packet Pickups will be drive-thru events at Ashland Middle School on Oct 23, 30 & 31. See details HERE)

The 2020 Virtual T-shirt...actually it's a real t-shirt with the "Virtual Event" logo on it... is no longer available to purchase with your race registration. We may have some extras available at the packet pickup on Friday/Saturday of Halloween weekend. We do have Monster Dash zip-up hoodies for a very affordable price that can be ordered with your registration!

We've kept our registration prices on the low end of the scale, but this is still a fundraiser for our local schools, and we appreciate everyone's willingness to pay the entrance fee to create your own race and join the contests. If you're able, you can also throw in a few extra bucks on the donation page. Lastly, scholarships are available for families who need financial help. If that's you, please contact us at asf@ashland.k12.or.us.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for the Ashland Monster Dash VIRTUAL Run for Education, today! 

PS: Don't forget to check out the Monster Dash Online Auction! It's going virtual too! Available Oct 16 - 31. 

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