Dysart Education Foundation and the City of El Mirage proudly present:

The Dysart Dash 5K Salute to Veterans Celebration

November 2, 2019 – Gateway Park, El Mirage, AZ

Registration and packet pick-up will be available on race day beginning at 6:30 a.m. at Gateway Park.

Walk or Run to the finish line in support of Dysart Schools! This event is open to the public. Proceeds from the race benefit Dysart students and teachers through the Dysart Education Foundation. Participants will receive a custom Dri-Fit shirt and race bib, participation medal, and access to real time results. Medals will be awarded for the top three finishers in various age groups. Discounts for early registration and group registrations are available.

To view your race results, click here.

You will be re-directed to the Athlinks website. Thank you for participating in the Dysart Dash!

To participate in the Dysart Dash 5K or the Kids Fun Dash, please complete the registration at the link below. You will be redirected to the Athlinks website.

Registration is closed

All fitness levels are welcome to participate in the 5K. If you would like to begin a training plan to improve your overall fitness for race day, Dysart Community Edcuation offers a training plan to meet your needs, and best of all it’s FREE! You can train on your own or join in on the group workouts every Thursday from 5-6 am in front of the Surprise Aquatic Center.

For more information on the Dysart Dash Training Program, click here.

We are looking for a few volunteers to help with the event. If you are interested in helping, please complete the volunteer form and a staff member will contact you.

Proceeds and donations from the Dysart Dash 5K benefit students and teachers in the Dysart Unified School District through the ongoing efforts of the Dysart Eduation Foundation.

Donations are gratefully accepted whether or not you participate in the Dash.

Note: A donation will not register you for the Dysart Dash. If you would like to participate as a runner in the event, please complete your registration through the Register Now link above.)

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If you have further questions regarding the Dysart Dash, please contact us at general@defweb.org and staff member will assist you.

If your business or organization would like to help sponsor the Dysart Dash 5k, please contact us at general@defweb.org and a staff member will assist you. 

Stay after the race for the City of El Mirage Salute to Veterans Celebration. This free event features a giant kid’s zone with inflatables, arts and crafts, face painting, live entertainment, food trucks, vendors, military displays, and other attractions. The El Mirage Salute to Veterans Celebration is from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

The annual Firefighters Pancake Breakfast will be serving beginning at 7:40 a.m. Donations are accepted and all proceeds go toward the Firefighter Charities.

Kids Fun Dash

Recommended for ages 8 and under. The Kids Fun Dash will begin at approximately 7:35 a.m. (after the 5K runners have cleared the track). Runners will take an easy lap around the track at Gateway Park. 

$15 – now until Oct. 15

$20 – Oct. 16 – Nov. 1

$25 – Nov. 2 (Race Day)

Dash 5K Walk/Run

The Dash 5K Walk/Run will begin at Gateway Park in El Mirage, head north to loop around Basin Park and return to the finish line at Gateway Park.

$30 – now until Oct. 15

$35 – Oct. 16 – Nov. 1

$40 – Nov. 2 (Race Day)


Schedule of Events
November 02, 2019
6:30 AM – Race Day Packet Pick-up & Registration
7:30 AM – 5K Run
7:35 AM – Kids Fun Dash
7:40 AM – Firefighter Pancake Breakfast
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – El Mirage Salute to Veterans Celebration
9:00 AM – Awards Ceremony
Participants will receive:
  • Custom Dri-Fit shirt, custom finisher’s medal, and custom race bib with real-time results timed by Athlinks.
  • Awards for top 3 finishers (male and female) in each age group and top 3 overall. Age groups are as follows:

09 & Under, 10-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over

Race Day Information
  • We welcome wheelchairs, strollers & wagons. 
  • No roller blades, skateboards or motorized devices are allowed on the run or walk courses.
  • Leashed pet friendly
  • Due to the common start/finish line, there is no bag check for this event.
  • Race day registration and packet pick-up will be available beginning at 6:30 a.m. at Gateway Park.
    • We accept cash, check, and credit cards on race day 
    • Race Day registration fees will be: 
      • Kids Fun Dash $25
      • 5K – $40

Discounts are available for early registration through Oct. 15

Additional discounts are available as follows:

Veterans – use promo code SALUTE to receive $5 off

Group/Team registrations – use promo code GROUP (must register 5 or more at the same time)

Dysart student and employee discounts – use the promo code that was given to you by your school

Additional Information

Packet pick-up will be Saturday, Nov. 2 at Gateway Park (race location) beginning at 6:30 a.m.

Our inventory of previous race shirts will also be on clearance at the event for $5 each!