Spring Dash

Your Course. Your Time.
 April 17-30, 2021

Thank you for participating in the 2021 Spring Dash!

Since 1982, Spring Dash has been the kickoff to the running season. Following the recommendations by the CDC and Panhandle Health District, UWNI hosted the first-ever Virtual Spring Dash last year and again this year. Post your pics online with this virtual backdrop! Don't worry, next year we will be back together for the 40th Annual Spring Dash! 
Final packet pick up: June 3 & 4, 10am-4pm at the United Way of North Idaho office.

Your Course. Your Time.
Hybrid race? Many running events are moving to both in-person and virtual. So, you'll be able to invite your friends and family from all over to virtually race with you! Click here to see the traditional Spring Dash route. More details to be announced at a later date.

Spring Dash t-shirt winnerThe Shirt.
Each year the Spring Dash t-shirt features the art of a local high school student. The artist with the chosen design will receive a $150 cash prize, recognition in the CDA Press, and the opportunity to work with the print shop to see the process of art-to-print.

Congratulations to the 2021 art contest winner, Maysen Deming, a senior at Coeur d'Alene High School. 

Photo by Devin Weeks, CDA Press. https://cdapress.com/news/2021/apr/27/feeling-floral/

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. Though we are running apart, we are still running together for people in need right here in our community.

Participate on any five-mile course, upload your time, and post on social media with #SpringDashCDA and #RunForALICE
Please keep informed at the PHD website: http://panhandlehealthdistrict.org/covid-19/

For specific questions or more information, see the FAQ section below, call 208.667.8112 or email SpringDash@UWnorthidaho.org

Thank you to our 2021 Spring Dash Sponsors!

Frequently Asked Questions

The course is wherever you want it to be! Any 5-mile stretch or loop you are comfortable with. 

Keep an eye on our social media pages, we'll be featuring some suggested tracks from runners in the area.

The Tot Trot has traditionally been the large paved loop in McEuen Park, which is approximately 1/3 mile. Children four and under take one lap; 5-10 year-olds run two laps. For the virtual race, choose your favorite area to run or walk. Be sure to post pictures!

Absolutely! With Spring Dash being a virtual race this year, you can run where you want, with who you want!

When we are back to in-person races, we do ask that for the safety of all runners and animals alike, please keep your pets at home. 

Since verification of route and time are not possible, Spring Dash will not be a qualifier for Bloomsday this year.

Packet pickup is Friday, April 16, 10am-6pm with curbside pickup 11-2, at the UWNI office, 501 E. Lakeside Ave., #3. If you are unable to make this time, packets will be available for pickup M-F, 8am-5pm.