Darren Dash set for June 4

Published 6:28 pm Friday, May 19, 2017

The sixth annual Darren Dash will take place at Lafayette Park in Austin June 4.

The half marathon will begin at 8 a.m. the 5K will start at 8:15 a.m. and the Kiddie Run will begin at 11 a.m. Water stops and post race refreshments will be provided for all participants. The race begins and ends at Lafayette Park.

Proceeds from the event will go to a scholarship fund for Austin cross country runners and for programs committed to improving mental and physical health in the community. Darren Dash has awarded over $8,000 in scholarships to date.

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Registration can be done at darrendash.org, at the Eagles on June 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. or at the race from 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

The event honors the life of Austin native and running enthusiast Darren Lewis (1973-2011).