Declan's Dash 5k and Fun Run

Sat September 5, 2020 Kernersville, NC 27284 US Directions
Declan's Dash 2020 Cancellation Notice

Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 virus, Declan's Dash on Saturday, September 5th will be cancelled and not rescheduled in 2020. Our race normally takes place in May annually. We will be looking at the opportunity to reschedule our 10th race in May 2021. We will not be transferring entries from 2020 to 2021. Your entry fee is eligible for a refund or can be donated to the Declan Donoghue Foundation to help us celebrate Declan's spirit of play. We appreciated your support and we will definitely miss celebrating Declan at Declan's Dash this year. 

Please stay safe and be well, 

Nicole and Rich Donoghue, Declan's Parents

Here Are Your Options:

By participating in Declan's Dash, you understand that this event raises money for the Declan Donoghue Foundation, a non-profit organization started in memory of Declan Donoghue to help celebrate his spirit of play by building playgrounds and support camp scholarships in his name. You want us to keep your registration fees to help support Declan's Foundation. At this time, t-shirts are not available. Should t-shirts become available, your donation will make you eligible to receive a t-shirt at the size requested. 

We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you in 2021.

Be safe and stay well,

Nicole and Rich Donoghue, Declan's parents

We understand that these are challenging times and a refund is the best option for you. A full refund for the Declan's Dash entry is available minus any processing fees. With receipt of this refund, you are no longer eligible to receive the t-shirt requested with entry. 

We hope you can join us in 2021. 

Be safe and stay well,

Nicole and Rich Donoghue, Declan's Parents

Harmon Park
152 S Main St
Kernersville, NC US 27284

DECLAN'S DASH has been postponed from Saturday, May 9th to Saturday, September 5th due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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 August 8th 
  • $30 through September 4th
  • $35 on Race Day, September 5th 

1/2 Mile Fun Run Pricing:

  • $15 through Race Day

Guaranteed T-shirt cutoff Saturday, August 15th

Packet Pickup Location Options to be confirmed closer to the race. Packet Pick up will be available Thursday, 9/3, Friday, 9/4 and Race Day. 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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