Disaster Dash 5k

“Your life is made of two dates and a dash. Make the most of the DASH.“

Natural disasters can destroy everything in the lives of the people affected by them. They take people’s homes and belongings and often can even take lives. With nothing left untouched, many people struggle to recover from these disasters and gain back what they had before. Providing help after natural disasters can give entire communities the support and resources they need to recover. Seeing all of the people who are willing to help can also provide hope that many victims of natural disasters have lost. This support is necessary for people in these circumstances to be able to recover and lead fulfilling lives again.

The Jannette Jaco Memorial Endowment was created in order to support organizations that help communities impacted by natural disasters. To raise money that will go towards these organizations, they are holding their Disaster Dash 5k.

The 4th Annual Disaster Dash Run/Walk 5k will be Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. The race will begin and end at Murray Park, Pavilion #7 located at 5900 Rebsamen Park Road, Little Rock. Race start is 8am, featuring a special appearance by AR Running Man. All participants will receive a finisher’s medal, t-shirt, goody bag, and official race time. 

T-shirt Deadline: August 31, 2023. We will do our best to get everyone a shirt in their size if you register after the deadline! Shirts will be given out first-come, first-serve until we run out.

Packet Pickup: TBA

VIRTUAL Participant? Pick up your packet in person, or we can mail it to you! Send in your finishers photos so we can celebrate with you!

Disaster Dash events are family-friendly and open to all fitness levels.  Funds raised will benefit the Jannette Jaco Memorial Endowment for disaster relief, an Arkansas Community Foundation Fund. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the generous local sponsors & participants who support our outreach. Visit our website or follow us on Facebook to find out more about our mission, sponsorship opportunities, and more! For questions, contact race director Dana Parten at [email protected] or 870-821-0455.

Register here to help people affected by natural disasters gain back their lives.

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Jannette Jaco Memorial Endowment
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