August 23, 2020

Fun Run 8am

1 Mile 5k and 10k Start Time 8:30am

Inclement weather policy:  Prepared/monitored by Darien Police Department.  Lightning indicators will trigger in the area when lightning and/or severe weather is within 5 miles of the area.  Any cancellation of the event will be posted on the Darien Dash website, the Darien Chamber of Commerce website, Facebook, and announced on the Public Address system at the race location.

 Race packet pick up and advanced registration

Friday, August 21, 2020, 8am to 12pm


Darien City Hall
1702 Plainfield Road, Darien

You may also pick up your race packet at the race on race day


Things to Know Before You Dash


When is the Darien Dash?

Darien Dash will be held on August 23, 2020.  The race will begin at 8:30am.

Where is the race?

The race begins and ends at Darien Swim and Recreation Club at 1001 Hinsbrook Avenue in Darien.

How much does it cost to run in the Darien Dash?

The entry fees are as follows:

Fun Run – Free (No t-shirt,  Goodies Only)
1 Mile – $30 per entrant
5K Run – $40 per entrant
10K Run – $50 per entrant

CARA members will receive a $4 discount on any race.

When does advanced registration close?

Online registration closes at noon on Friday, May 15, 2020

Race day registrations will be accepted from 6:30am until 7:45am on Sunday, August 23, 2020 in front of Darien Swim and Recreation Club

Commemorative moisture-wicking T-shirt for the first 300 pre-registered participants. 

What is not allowed in the race?

Absolutely NO pets, bicycles, in-line skates, roller skates, scooters, hoverboards, and any other wheeled vehicles except wheelchairs and hand cranks used by disabled participants.

NOTE: Any  participants with strollers or baby joggers will start at the rear of the race.

When does the race close?

If you are a participant in Darien Dash and have not crossed the finish line by 11:00am on race day, you will have to try again next year.  The race will be shut down at that time.