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Declan's Dash 5k and Fun Run

Sat May 14, 2022 Kernersville, NC 27284 US Directions



Harmon Park
152 S Main St
Kernersville, NC US 27284


DECLAN'S DASH is back after a two year hiatus due to COVID. This is going to be our last 5K fundraiser for Declan's Foundation. We hope you all will come out and make it the best race to date. 

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 six, 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 and 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 125 families have received scholarship dollars to attend camp at no cost or reduced cost to them. 

5k Pricing:

  • $25 through April 2nd 
  • $30 through May 13th
  • $35 on Race Day, May 14th

1/2 Mile Fun Run Pricing:

  • $15 through Race Day

Guaranteed T-shirt cutoff Saturday, April 14th

Packet Pickup plans and location options to be confirmed closer to the race. Please note on Race Day packet pick up for both the 5K and Fun Run is only available from 6:30a - 8a. After 8a, packets will not be distributed and signs up will not be accepted for the Fun Run.

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Course Map

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