The 5k course features a start and finish line located in downtown Redmond. Competitive racers will find a course that is flat, fast, and USATF certified. A professional timing company will be on hand to record official finish times and allocate prizes for the top finishers in each age category. The Dash also tailors to groups of families and friends who wish to jog or walk the course. The race format will have multiple waves of participants, so everyone will have a pacing group that is just right!
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The participant registration fee is between $10-$35 depending on the participant's age and date of registration. All of The Dash's net proceeds support the mission of the non-profit Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Among the major cancer killers, pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate and receives the least amount of research funding.
The Dash is organized by the Dr. John K. McCormick Foundation in partnership with the City of Redmond, WA. John, a resident of Redmond, lost his battle to pancreatic cancer in 2007. He was 56. John practiced sports medicine for over two decades in the Redmond community while raising a family with his wife, Ann. Golfer, runner, avid student of everything (i.e. ukulele, banjo, astronomy), John was greatly loved by his wife, Ann, 4 children--Kinsey, Kerry, Johnny, Meghan--and his extended family and friends.
In organizing the Dash, the Dr. John K. McCormick Foundation's overarching goals are to turn John McCormick's tragic loss to pancreatic cancer into an opportunity to stage an enriching community event while also raising awareness and funds towards a cure for pancreatic cancer.