Dear Dash & Bashers,

Due to uncertainties with COVID-19 and the restrictions unique to college campuses that many other races do not face, we regret to inform you that we will NOT be holding the Bearcats Dash & Bash again this year.   If you have a credit from last year, you can apply it forward to 2022, or email Katie Wood at for a refund.   We look forward to seeing you on October 2, 2022.

The 6th Annual Bearcats Dash & Bash will take place on Sunday, October 2, 2022!

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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