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12th Annual “Opening Doors Dash
Saturday, April 29

7:30 to 9 AM:  Register at Yardarm
8:15 AM:  Children’s Super Hero Costume Contest (judged by the Dubuque Police Department)
8:30 AM: Half Mile Kids Fun Run
9 AM: 5K Run & Walk
10 AM:  Awards/Medal Ceremony
Prizes: Best Children’s Super Hero Costume Contest
Individual with Most Pledges
Team with Most Participants

Dubuque Marina & Yardarm
Race/Walk on Jaycees Trail

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 29 for the 12th annual “Opening Doors Dash.” This family friendly event will take place at the Dubuque Marina & Yardarm with the race/walk on the scenic Jaycees Trail along the Mississippi River. The event features a Half Mile Kids’ Fun Run, a walk, and a 5K race managed by the MVRA (Mississippi Valley Running Association), food, refreshments, and children’s activities. PRIZES for best children’s super hero costume! Sponsorships available at $250, $500, $1,000, $2,000 and $5,000. Online registration available at

Registration is $25 in advance, $35 on the day of the event, $15 for teens and students, and $5 for the Kids’ Half Mile Fun Run (children 12 and under). Medals will be given to the top three adult runners (six age categories) and to our 1st, 2nd and 3rd boys and girls Kids’ Fun Run winners (three age categories). Prizes will be presented for the Individual with the Most Pledges and to the Team with the Most Participants.GMR Buttons draft r1


Many thanks to these in-kind sponsors: Big Apples Bagels will be providing fresh bagels and gourmet coffee and Dairy Queen will be generously donating DQ ice cream sandwiches!

2016 Results:

Congratulations to SIMON BOOK who posted a time of 18:53.32 to win the men’s overall trophy and Congratulations to TAMMY KALLBACK our fastest female runner with a time of 20:08.36!

CLICK HERE for a complete listing of our 2016 race results.

Thank you 2017 sponsors!

Opening Doors Dash 2017

Click here to see more photos from the 2016 Dash!

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