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Register now for Little Hercules Foundation's DuchenneDash, a 5K/10K DOG FRIENDLY walk/run. This year's event will start at Karrer Middle School in Dublin, Ohio and continues down a trail through a nature preserve. This is an out and back course. We will have music, beautiful scenery, snacks, and free treats for our four-legged supporters! Proceeds will fund promising research aiming to cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a devasting neuromuscular disease affecting mostly boys. Today, there is no cure, but with YOUR help, there can be one tomorrow.

*NEW THIS YEAR! We have TWO new events for you to choose from! The VIRTUAL 5k (if you can't be with us on race day), and The Pump-N-Run! 

All participants will receive an event t-shirt (only guaranteed if registered by May 1st). 

For safety reasons, please keep dogs on a leash for the entire event.

*We’ve teamed up with another Duchenne organization, Small Heroes Foundation, to bring you these awesome sunglasses designed just for runners! You can purchase by clicking here.  We will also have these available for purchase on race day!  All proceeds benefit Duchenne research!* 

**Thanks to our Pump-n-Run Sponsor MESH FITNESS for offering 20% off gym memberships for anyone who registers for the Duchenne Dash! You can use the promo code DASH2019 online, or mention it in the gym!**

Every participant has the ability to create a team and fund-raise!  

This event grows larger every year, and has become a fun community fundraiser for the whole family.  We can't wait to see you there!!

*Babies in strollers do not need to be registered for the race, however if your child is not in a stroller, please register them for the Kids Run. Thank you!*

Some important information for race day:

Location: The race is being held at a new location this year! This will allow for us to have more participants than in the past, and hopefully offer you an environment with a few less ticks than previous years as well! 😊 We will be starting the race at Dublin Karrer Middle School, 7245 Tullymore Dr., Dublin, Ohio. You can park in the school parking lot.

T-shirts/ Packet Pick-Up: For those who registered by end of day on May 1st, you are guaranteed a t-shirt. These can be picked up along with your bib and race bag during advanced packet pickup on Thursday, May 9th and Friday, May 10th between 3:30-7:30 p.m. at Mesh Fitness, 6678 Riverside Drive, Dublin, Ohio. You can also pick up your items on race day between 7:30-8:30 a.m. If you registered after May 1st, we ask that you visit the check-in table after the race to pick up a t-shirt from the quantities and sizes we have left. We ordered a few extra t-shirts in an effort to try and get a t-shirt to all, but please understand that we are limited in sizes and quantities to those that are left after all participants have checked in.

Pump-n-Run:  If you are signed up for the Pump-n-Run, the PUMP portion of the event will take place at Mesh Fitness, 6678 Riverside Drive, Dublin, Ohio. You may go to Mesh on Friday, May 10th anytime between 3:30-7:30pm to complete the bench press portion of the event. You will be able to pick up your race packet at the same time. For all Pump-n-Run rules, please see below.  

Award Structure: 1st/2nd/3rd place medals will be given to top female and male finishers in the 5K and 10K. 1st/2nd/3rd finishers in the Kid Run will receive medals.  1st/2nd/3rd place medals will be given for the Pump-n-Run. All Wheelie Run participants get medals, as well as other prizes that have been generously donated by our partners. All 5k timed and 10K participants will receive a medal for finishing. These will be given to you as you cross the finish line. We will not have an official awards ceremony. If you are a timed runner, please make sure you wear your assigned bib as this is the only way we have of recording your time. We will make any leftover medals available for a $10 minimum donation, so if you’re interested, please go to the check-in table after you finish.

Dogs: 1st four-legged warrior to cross the finish line gets a prize package! And we will have sweet treats for all our doggie friends. Please remember to keep your dog on a leash during the entire event, and clean up after them.

Greenswell app: Our friends at Greenswell have an awesome app to enhance your race day experience.  Go to the App Store and download their app to see the schedule of activities, course map, weather forecast, and some really fun custom selfie filters that will allow you to post your race day pics on social media with the hashtags “I ran to #ENDDMD today” and “We ran to #ENDDMD today.”

And lastly: We will have Hawaiian Ice and Kidspiration Face Paint there for some fun for the kids! You may want to bring a few extra dollars for these vendors!


If you have any questions, please feel free to email or Can’t wait to see you all on Saturday!

Pump-N-Run Rules:

No bench press warm up will be provided.

Lift starts with the bar in the extended position.

Bar must touch the chest and be fully extended on each press or the rep will not count.

Stopping during a press terminates the lift (you may stop in the lock out position).

No bouncing bar off the chest.

Shoulders and rear must stay in contact with the bench during lift.

Feet must remain in contact with the floor during the lift (no hooking bench support with feet/legs).

If necessary, pates may be placed under the lifters feet.

No belts, wraps, gloves, or lifting suits.

You will weigh in with running shoes, shorts and shirt on.

Weight will be rounded to the nearest 5 pound increment.

Weigh in’s/ Pump portion will be Friday, May 10th from 3:30-7:30 at Mesh Fitness in Dublin.

Men will lift 90% of body weight.

Women will lift 60% of body weight.

Awards will be given for top 3 finishers. 

Registration fees

10K - Chip Timed Run Closed


  1. $50.00
    Nov 19 - May 10

5K Chip-Timed Run Closed


  1. $35.00
    Nov 19 - May 10

5K Non-Timed Run/Walk Closed


  1. $30.00
    Nov 19 - May 10

Wheelie Run Closed

Wheelchair-friendly race for kids

  1. Free
    Nov 19 - May 10

Kid Run Closed


  1. $10.00
    Nov 19 - May 10

VIRTUAL 5k Closed

virtual race is a race on your terms, your turf and your pace! Run (or walk) the predetermined distance with friends, family, or yourself whenever and wherever you’d like. Each race package contains a unique race bib and a truly awesome finisher’s medal. Contributing to the cause, a portion of your registration will be donated to a great charity! Can't make the race? Still want to support Little Hercules? You can run (or walk) through your neighborhood, on a treadmill or wherever you’d like. You can run alone or with a group of friends. It’s your race, on your terms! Sign up, and we will mail you a t-shirt and your race medal!

  1. $30.00
    Nov 19 - May 10

PUMP-N-RUN (5k+Pump) Closed

The day before race day Pump-n-Runners will lift a portion of their body weight at MESH Fitness in Dublin. For each rep, runners will receive 30 seconds off of their 5k time, which will be ran at the race Saturday morning. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Men will life 90% of their body weight / Women will lift 60%.

  1. $45.00
    Nov 19 - May 10

Advance Packet Pick-up

Advanced Packet Pickup:

Mesh Fitness: 4500 Bridge Park Avenue, Dublin, Ohio 

May 9 3:30-7:30 p.m.

May 10 3:30-7:30 p.m.


Race Day Packet Pickup:

May 11 7:30-8:30 a.m.  (Registration/Check In Tent)

Run For A Cause Series - Spring 2019

Make your training and racing more meaningful by raising awareness and support worthwhile causes, such as disease research,scholarships, youth programs, and other charitable causes.

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Premier Allergy $5,000.00
2 Credit Union of Ohio $2,500.00
3 Bubly $2,500.00
4 Maria Cortes $1,000.00
5 PTC Therapeutics $1,000.00
6 Creative Housing $1,000.00
7 Robert Fox $891.94
8 Ridgewood friends $800.00
9 Hilliard Taekwondo Academy $500.00
10 Mechanical Masterminds $500.00
11 Coffee Connections $500.00
12 9 Trees $500.00
13 Dog Watch of Columbus $500.00
14 Club Ohio girls 2007 Green 2 $359.00
15 Friends and family who about James $300.00

Top Teams


Team Austin Nisley





James's Jedi's

Raised: $1,588.32


Team Luke Fox

Raised: $1,466.94

Top Fundraisers


James DeSantis

Raised: $904.32


Jeanie DeSantis

Raised: $359.00


Debbie Withers

Raised: $200.00

Event Schedule

  • May 11 7:30 AM EDT - On Site Registration and Check-in

  • May 11 8:30 AM EDT - Kid Run

  • May 11 8:45 AM EDT - 5/10 K

  • May 11 9:30 AM EDT - Wheelie Run

Contact Information

Event Location

Karrer Middle School, Tullymore Drive, Dublin, OH, USA

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