Declan's Dash 5k and Fun Run

Sat May 9, 2020 Kernersville, NC US 27284 Directions


$25 8:30AM EDT Price increases after April 11, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

1/2 Mile Fun Run

$15 9:30AM EDT Registration ends May 9, 2020 at 8:30am EDT


$25 Registration ends May 9, 2020 at 8:30am EDT
Harmon Park
152 S Main St
Kernersville, NC US 27284

This USATF certified race course features an out and back course that starts and ends at Declan’s Playground at Harmon Park. Our family friendly event has great food, prizes and fun for participants of all ages, strollers and dogs welcomed. Timing for the event is being provided by Trivium Racing, and awards will be given in the 5K for the top three overall male and female runners and the top three runners for eight designated age groups. 

The Declan Donoghue Foundation was started in memory of Declan Nicholas Donoghue, who passed away on September 2, 2010 at the age of two of a rare immune genetic disorder, which was not diagnosed until after his death. The foundation’s mission is to celebrate the memory and spirit of Declan, by funding and creating places for children to play. To date, the Declan Donoghue Foundation has built five, commercial grade playgrounds at Harmon Park and Ivy M Redmon Sports Complex, both located in Kernersville, and Marylene F. Griffin Recreation Center and Lindley Park both located in Greensboro and Johnson Street Sports Complex in High Point. His sixth playground is being built in February 2020 at Deep River Park & Recreation Center in High Point.  The goal of this years race is to raise funds to build a seventh playground in honor of Declan. The location is undetermined at this time. In addition, the foundation supports the Kernersville Parks and Recreation department with our Spirit of Play Scholarship to offer camp tuition to those who would otherwise not be able to attend camps. To date, over 100 families have received scholarship dollars to attend camp at no cost or reduced cost to them. 

5k Pricing:

  • $25 through April 11th 
  • $30 through May 8th
  • $35 on Race Day, May 9th

1/2 Mile Fun Run Pricing:

  • $15 through Race Day

Guaranteed T-shirt cutoff Saturday, April 18th

Three packet pick-up options:

  • Thursday, May 7th, 5p - 7p at Fleet Feet Greensboro 3731 Lawndale Drive
  • Friday, May 8th 12p - 7p at Fleet Feet High Point, 2762 NC Highway 68 S
  • Saturday, May 9th, race day from 6:30a -8a at Harmon Park 152 S Main Street
Race Contact Info

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