Des Plaines Park District

The DASH 5k 2020

Saturday, June 6, 2020    8:00a start

700 E. Oakton Street • Maine West High School Parking Entrance

An additional entrance to the parking & start area is on Wolf Road, south of Oakton Street.
Entrances will be well marked and staffed.

Map and directions to The Dash. Coming soon.

Includes the Millennium Mile!

A 1-mile run starting behind The Dash

Register online now at

The 2020 DASH 5k is at our NEW LOCATION: Starts at Maine West High School, around the track, straight down Howard Avenue, around beautiful Lake Opeka, finishing at the Lake Park Clubhouse.

Chip timed • Gear check • Water available throughout • Refreshments provided at the finish • Medals are awarded to runners: The overall male and female winners, and to the first, second and third place male and female winners in various age groups.

Pre-registration: $30  •  Race day registration: $35

Proceeds benefit the Des Plaines Park District Scholarship Funds, which provides recreation, activities, classes, and education for Des Plaines residents.

Chip timed Race shirt Race bag
Water and refreshments
Medals for the top 3 runners in each category
After-party at the Clubhouse!
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The DASH Registration Forms

Download the entry form
Printable PDF. Coming soon.
Map of the course, with parking. PDF coming soon
Map and directions to The Dash. PDF coming soon.

Res. HH ID 108091-1

We can get you into top form for the race season! Whether you’re a novice, or an experienced runner, talk to one of our Certified Personal Trainers. Call the Prairie Lakes Fitness Center for more information: 847-391-5711.

We Love Our Volunteers!

We need your help to make this race successful.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of The Dash 5k.
It’s an exciting event for a great cause: The Park District Scholarship Fund. Help us, and the participants, by volunteering to make the event safe & fun for everyone.

Download the Volunteer Form PDF, fill it in, and email it to us.
Or, drop it off at any of our facilities.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

The 2020 Dash 5k is presented by

and these generous sponsors


Our very special thanks to

The City of Des Plaines Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Management, COPS, Public Works, and everyone at Maine West High School.
We could not run this community event without all that you do!