After setting a Cincinnati record for an inaugural race with more than 1,800 participants in 2016, the Bearcats Dash and Bash is back!  The 2nd Annual Bearcats Dash & Bash takes place on Sunday October 1, 2017, and all races finish in Nippert Stadium!

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

The newly designed 18.19K course, which celebrates the year of UC’s founding, takes runners through campus, and beyond. Wind your way through the race course of your choice and be rewarded by running onto the field to finish in Nippert!  Due to the extended regular season of Cincinnati’s soccer team (FC Cincinnati), there is no potential conflict with FC Cincinnati’s use of Nippert Stadium in 2017.

After the Dash, celebrate your success at the Bash, which will be held around the concourse of Nippert Stadium.  All Dash & Bash participants will be able to enjoy free live music and exchange tear-away tickets on their race bibs 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.