Donald Dash Trail Run 2018




Race Date: TBD / May, 2021 (Saturday)

*2020 Donald Dash Trail Run HAS BEEN CANCELLED

UPDATED August, 11th, 2020*


Dear fellow runners and supporters of Donald County Park, 


We waited and hoped there would be a way to have the 9th Annual Donald Dash.  This started with the initial race postponement to September, a delay we were hopeful would be adequate.  As we rolled into August we discussed alternate race options with county officials as well as the Friends of Donald Park.  The options included trying to hold a time trial or a staggered event.  Unfortunately given the size of the race and number of participants, as well as continuing safety concerns in Dane County and the state of Wisconsin as a whole we have decided to cancel this years Donald Dash Trail Run.

The Friends of Donald Park, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, played a key role in the initial park development, and now helps to maintain and expand park resources and wildlife habitats.  The Donald Dash has over the past eight years has served as one of, if not the largest annual fundraisers to support the friends group, with funds earmarked for trail maintenance.  Because of the pandemic there have been numerous closures including WI state parks as well as limited access to activities people are accustomed to.  Because of these closure Donald Park has seen a significant increase in visitors over the past 5 months.  With this increase in park usage there has also been added stress on the park and its trail systems.  Therefore, for those that have already registered we are offering you the opportunity to donate your registration to the Friends of Donald County Park.  This would help significantly in continuing the maintenance and improvement of the trails at the park.  We are offering two options for registration fee refund, less processing fee ($1.62).

  1. A full registration refund $30 or $35




  1. A 100% donation of $30 or $35 to the Friends of Donald County Park.  (All donations are tax deductible, The Friends of Donald County Park is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit).


An email will come out from Athens to Atlantis with further instructions.  



This was a difficult decision to make, we are going to miss you this year but look forward to seeing you again in 2021!




GBW and the Friends of Donald Park Board



Set the course record (M or F) in either the

5 km or 15 km race and win some cash.  IN 2019 Both Female races set new records and the Male races held, so in 2020 both Male events payout $100, Female $50.

Course Records: 

5 km - Male (18:38), Female (21:26)

15 km - Male (58:58), Female (1:06:53)

Age group awards provided by all of our incredible sponsors, ranging from EVP coffee, running store gift cards, even Brix Cider flights.

Not the fastest runner? No worries, most of us aren't. We’re just out there to enjoy the park and get some exercise.  So, following each race there will be a raffle with some of the same sponsor gifts as given out to the age group winners.  And getting out and running a challenging trail run early on Saturday morning is a heck of a way to start the day!!

Race Distances: 5 km & 15 km

(same courses as 2018/2019)

COMMEMORATIVE PINT GLASSES included in registration fee 

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