Spring Dash

5k | 10k | Half Marathon | Tot Trot
Presented by Kootenai Health & Idaho Central Credit Union

Spring Dash is growing! 

United Way of North Idaho is excited to announce a bigger and better partnership with Cascadia Timing who will be taking the Dash to new distances: 5k, 10k and a half marathon!

Same great cause, same gorgeous start spot, still a Bloomsday qualifier, just more options for our Dashers!
So, mark your calendars for April 27, 2024 because we're running! Registration is open!

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The History.
Since 1982, Spring Dash has been the kickoff to the running season. Over the years, the event has been a fun run, a second-seeding qualifier for Bloomsday, a family "tot trot" and a great community event. It's only getting bigger and better, join us!
Don't forget to tag us and include: #SpringDashCDA #RunForALICE

The Courses.
All courses are out and back on paved surfaces with the start and finish at the McEuen Park pavilion. These are relatively flat and fast courses that take in the scenic beauty of Lake Couer d'Alene....one of the true gems of North Idaho! The 5K, 10K and half marathon courses are USATF certified. See the course maps on the registration page (button link above).

The Cause.
Who is ALICE? 
ALICE refers to the population in our communities that are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The ALICE population represents those among us who are working but due to child care costs, transportation challenges, high cost of living, and so much more, are living paycheck to paycheck.
They are working hard, but falling short of what they need to consistently cover the basic costs of living. Unable to save for the future, they are vulnerable to a single emergency that can push them into crisis and even poverty.
Learn more about ALICE and see county-specific data here.

We invite you to band together with us. We are joining forces for people in need right here in our community.

Don't forget to tag us on social media along your journey! #SpringDashCDA and #RunForALICE
For more information, click here.

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For 2024 sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to jen@uwnorthidaho.org

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, log in to your RunSignUp account before April 9th to change. If you change after April 9th you need to contact us to make the change for you and you will not receive a personal bib. Shirt sizes cannot be changed after April 9th.

Preferred time - Friday, April 26, 2024. 

Late pickup - Saturday, April 27, 2024. 

For more details and times, please visit the registration link.

The Tot Trot route is around the large paved loop in McEuen Park, which is approximately 1/3 mile. Children five and under take one lap; 6-10 year-olds run two laps. Be ready to take and post pictures!

Yes, please line up near the rear of the start. Children in strollers should not be registered in the event.

Yes, we have para athlete divisions in the 5K, 10K and half marathon. These are separated into assisted and un-assisted categories based upon the available responses to the "Are you a para athlete?" question during registration. If someone is assisting you in some way with forward movement they will register in the run/walk division and you will register in the para athlete assisted category; otherwise, you will answer unassisted.

Pets are not allowed. For the safety of all runners and animals alike, please keep your pets at home.