Spring Dash

5 miles for a great cause. 

THANK YOU for being a part of the
40th annual Spring Dash!

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. So, sign up, invite your friends, and post your photos!
Don't forget to tag us and include: #SpringDashCDA #RunForALICE

The Course.
Click here to see the in-person Spring Dash route.

Prefer to join us virtually or invite friends from afar? Run your course on your time when you register for the virtual Spring Dash.

Race Day Schedule.
2023 race day schedule TBA.

The Shirt. spring dash since 1982
Each year we have a specially designed t-shirt to commemorate the event. 

Packet Pickup.
If you were unable to pick up your packet or shirt, stop by the United Way of North Idaho office or give us a call!
2023 packet information TBA.

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. Whether we are running/walking together in person or virtually, 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
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 2022 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 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!

For the safety of all runners and animals alike, please keep your pets at home. 

Of course, if you're participating virtually, you can run where you want and with who you want.

Bloomsday Second Seeding details TBA.

Packet pickup is Friday, April 22, location is TBD. 
Packets will also be available for pick up starting at 8 am on race day.