General Information

YWCA Dash and Bash is an event to celebrate the powerful mission to empower women and eliminate racism. This FUNdraising event brings together our community by encouraging individuals and teams of 6+ co-workers, family members, friends, corporations and civic groups to make a powerful statement and provide support to fuel the important work of the YWCA in our community. A fun 5K and 10K walk or run, this is an event for the competitive, for those enjoying a fun, impactful run and even for kids to show their support in a 1-mile dash. 

There is no registration fee but the event and mission are fueled by each of us donating and asking others to support our impact to empower women and eliminate racism. 

This is a team driven event—it’s fun and fuels our momentum to take up our running shoes for the rally to empower all women.

  • Corporate teams or friends and family teams of 6+ more
  • Create your dream team and make your statement through your name, signs, t-shirts and become a top fundraising team to get a special tent to celebrate your spirit and commitment to this cause
  • Special team primping and photo area
  • Team awards recognized for most spirited, top fundraisers, best team name and strongest demonstration of the mission

**If you'd like to register as part of a team or you'd like to form a team, please click "Join a Team" or "Form a Team" under "Register" on the menu. If you register as an individual and then would like to join a team later, you will need to contact a staff member to change your registration type for you.

Kids and families are encouraged to take part in this important community event.

  • Special fun “just for kids” corner
  • Reading to End Racism area for kids to learn how to appreciate differences and build understanding to become leaders in the fight to end racism
  • Inflatables and fun family games to engage with the incredible community

Want to know what the course looks like? View the Event Map We invite everyone to go their own pace - walk, march or run. We ask all those registering for the 10K to be prepared to run the 10K. For the rest of us, please stroll, march, run or walk in the 5K. 

If you would like to be timed, please be sure you register by Saturday, September 28 at 12:30 p.m. We are still welcoming registrants after this time, but they will not included in the run timing. 

Incentives for Fundraisers 

Every time you hit a milestone, you will receive a gift from us. 

Incentive levels - please see Event Info page for details.

Raise or Donate: 

$50 to receive an activities pass to enjoy all the food, music, art and activities on the day of the event.

$100 to receive the official Dash and Bash statement t-shirt to show your pride in empowering women and eliminating racism, as well as the activities pass.

$250 to receive a commemorative Dash and Bash water bottle, the statement t-shirt and the activities pass.

$350 to receive a special piece of handmade artwork by the children at Children's alley, the water bottle, the statement t-shirt, and the activities pass.

$500 to receive a long-sleeved training shirt, a pass to the VIP breakfast at the event, the artwork, water bottle, t-shirt and activities pass

$750 to receive all of the incentives above and to be part of the Elite Feet to Empower Women. Come join us at a special party that will be thrown at the YWCA post-event. Receive an in-person thank you from the incredible women and children you are helping.

$1000+ to join the Social Justice Champion Club. Receive all the incentives listed above and also a small dinner or lunch with the YWCA Boulder County CEO to share your ideas and concerns related to making a greater impact for women in our community and beyond.

Keep Up your Great Fundraising Efforts

We are thrilled to announce a $5,000 Matching Gift fundraising opportunity thanks to a wonderful donor! All gifts made between Monday, September 23 and Saturday, September 28 at midnight will be DOUBLED. Ramp up your fundraising and team recruitment efforts to take advantage of this great opportunity and help make DOUBLE the impact in supporting YWCA Boulder County's programs. 

Fundraising opportunities aren't over after the Dash and Bash. All participants have until October 15 to turn in fundraising dollars to qualify for prizes. 

Race Packet Pick-Ups

Every participant needs to pick up a packet that includes their bib and timing chip. In addition, participants can turn in donations, pick up fundraising prizes including Festival wristbands and the signature 2019 Dash and Bash t-shirt. 

Thursday, September 26: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at YWCA 2222 14th Street, Boulder

Friday, September 27: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at YWCA 2222 14th Street, Boulder

Friday, September 27: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Runner's Roost Boulder located at 629 S Broadway, Suite E, Boulder

**Team Captains: Please let us know if you would like to pick up all the packets for your team. We ask you give us 24 hours notice so we can provide the best possible service. 

Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m. - Event site opens. Arrive at 8:00 a.m. to pick-up fundraising prizes, for last-minute race packet pick-up (you must register before Saturday, Sept. 28 at 12:30 p.m. for your race to be timed) and for donation drop-offs

8:15 a.m. - Official Team Photos begins at the YWCA banner near the Hydration Station. 

8:35 a.m. - Dash and Bash kicks-off with an Opening Ceremony and recognition of top teams and top participants, followed by a group Zumba warm up. 

9:00 a.m. - 10K Race takes off. (Arrive before 9:00 a.m. to avoid the Boulder Reservoir entry fee.)

9:30 a.m. - 5K Race takes off. 

10:30 a.m. - Brunch is served! Brunch is included in the Festival Pass awarded to anyone who donated or raised at least $50, and is also available for spectators to purchase at the event for $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

9:45 - 1:30 a.m. - Multicultural Festival Entertainment and Activities. 

Zumba with Jose Jimenez

Bharatanatyam Indian Dance - Van Topkar's Student Dance Ensemble 

Wrenn & Ian, presented by Rock and Pop Academy

Logo Ligi - West African Dance Ensemble with Maputo Mensah

Las Dahlias - Classical Mexican Music by an all-female Mariachi band

Tahitian & Polynesian Dance Performance - Bella Diva World Dance

In case of challenging weather conditions: 

We can't control the weather but unfortunately we know that racism and sexism exist rain or shine. Because of our mission, we will walk and run rain or shine. If there are unsafe conditions, we will provide updates for all participants on the main page of the Dash and Bash website A little rain won't stop us but unsafe conditions will put us on hold.