Dear Bearcats Dash & Bash Supporters,

After much consideration of current COVID-19 circumstances, we are sad to report that our Bearcats Dash & Bash is canceled for 2020.  If you already have registered for this year’s race, please see the policy below regarding refunds.

We will see you on October 3, 2021 for an exciting start of our next Bearcats Dash & Bash!  We are committed to a great comeback!

Refund policy:  Those who already registered for this year’s race have three options.  (1) You may count your registration fee as a donation to the two charities that sponsor the race (the Ohio Innocence Project and the UC Athletic Scholarship Fund); (2) you may defer your registration to next year’s race on October 3, 2021; or (3) you may receive a refund.  If you wish to defer or receive a refund, please email Katie Wood at by the end of the day on October 4, 2020; otherwise, your fee will count as a donation.

Thank you very much for your consideration and understanding.  Please stay safe, healthy, and be well.  Go Bearcats!

The 6th Annual Bearcats Dash & Bash will take place on Sunday, October 3, 2021!

The 5K run/walk winds through the University of Cincinnati’s award-winning Uptown campus, which features works by some of the world’s most renowned architects.

The 18.19K course celebrates the year of UC’s founding in 1819.  This point-to-point course starts on campus, then takes runners out beyond: through Clifton’s historic Gaslight District; past Spring Grove Cemetery; and through Fairview Park with a stunning overlook of the City.

Wind your way through the race course of your choice and be rewarded by finishing on the field in Nippert Stadium with a view of yourself on the JumboTron!

After the Dash, celebrate your success at the Bash!  This post-race party will be held around the concourse of Nippert Stadium beginning at the start of the race.  Enjoy free live music and exchange tear-away tickets on your race bib for FREE food, beer, and soft drinks from a wide array of vendors.  Additional refreshments will be available for purchase.

All proceeds benefit the University of Cincinnati’s Athletic Scholarship Fund and the Ohio Innocence Project at UC’s College of Law.

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