Mad Dash 5K 2017 - Dallas

Apr 22
Hosted by:Forward Performing Arts, ...
April 22, 2017 at 9:00am to
Frisco Commons Park map 8000 McKinney Road Frisco, TX 75034
Goal: $10,000
$2,837 4 28% Complete

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Created by Forward Performing Arts & the Madison Scouts, The Mad Dash 5K was started to support and promote a healthy lifestyle and fitness in our nation's youth, with particular focus toward those young people participating in high school marching bands, color guards, and drum lines. Proceeds raised through the Mad Dash 5K will be used to advance health & wellness initiatives in the marching arts through practice and a series of educational clinics.

Proceeds from the Dallas event will also support the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra.


The 2017 Dallas Mad Dash 5K is a chip timed run/walk through beautiful Frisco Commons Park in Frisco, TX. The scenic course winds through densely wooded areas and along a large pond, and consists of paved trails throughout. Participants will begin at the large pavilion/Veteran’s Memorial near the park entrance and complete 3 full laps around the outer trail loop before returning to the start/finish line.

The registration fee includes a Mad Dash t-shirt and official chip timing for all participants.  All finishers will receive the commemorative Mad Dash Dog Tag and the satisfaction of knowing they have supported music education on a local and national level!  


Participants must register before April 7, 2017 to be guaranteed a #RunLikeMad T-shirt.  The event will accommodate as many people as possible after that date, however, there is no guarantee race shirts will be available after the order date.

Awards will be presented for men’s and women’s overall finishers, as well as age groups 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.

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All participants will also be entered for a chance to win some fantastic door prizes that have been provided by our sponsors, which include local restaurant gift cards, full car detail services, tickets to upcoming FC Dallas and Frisco RoughRiders games, and a pair of 2017-2018 Dallas Wind Symphony season tickets!


Camp Gladiator, Carrollton Wind Symphony, Center Stage Brass, CobbFendley, Dallas Wind Symphony, FC Dallas, Frisco Running, Fort Worth Civic Orchestra, The Green Gator, Houghton Horns, Lava Cantina,, QwikWash America, Paradise Bakery, Pets R Us


The Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra (GDYO) is an organization that provides advanced musical opportunities for over 450 talented student musicians ages 5-18 from across the DFW metroplex.  The GDYO organization consists of eight separate musical ensembles, including two full orchestras, a Wind Symphony, the GDYO Jazz Institute, a Young Performers Orchestra, and other specialized chamber ensembles with the members selected during a series of auditions each spring.   Additional details on the GDYO organization can be found at


The mission of Forward Performing Arts is to provide a program for youth in music and performance training through a positive environment that emphasizes character and social development, leadership, self-discipline, and the pursuit of excellence. This is exemplified through its educational pursuits and performing ensembles, including the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps.

The Madison Scouts is a World Class drum and bugle corps that competes in the Drum Corps International (DCI) league. Founded in 1938, the Scouts have become one of the most recognized corps in the activity, winning two World Championships and consistently placing as a finalist throughout its history. To learn more about the Madison Scouts and Forward Performing Arts visit


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