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Dogfish Dash 2020 Canceled

After many long discussions and exploring a myriad of scenarios of how we could bring this year’s run to life, we’ve made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Dogfish Dash. We know it’s hard to hear, it’s hard to say. This was not a decision that we took lightly, but we feel it is the responsible decision to help us all get through these uncertain times, and back to sharing beers together while running for nature!

Stay safe, stay healthy, and we’ll see you next year!

Questions? Please shoot an email to our Dogfish Dash Sorter Outer Mark Carter at

What’s more off-centered than 3.6 miles of coastal Delaware that starts and ends at Dogfish Head?! Now in its 15th year, the 2020 Dogfish Dash is set for Sunday, September. 27! As our largest Beer & Benevolence event, the Dash continues to benefit The Nature Conservancy’s efforts in Delaware, raising more than $979,600 to date.

With deep roots in coastal Delaware, the Dash is just one of many ways we’re able to give back to a community that has helped us nourish those roots and the beautiful surroundings we’re fortunate to call home. 

When you run the Dash, you’re not only helping a great cause, you’re sure to have fun while doing it! Whether it’s the off-centered distance, the post-race beers or the recycled costume contest, this an event like no other. So lace up those sneakers and get ready to run for nature! 

2020 Dogfish Dash:    Sunday, September. 27, 2020
Registration Opens:    Wednesday, April 15, 2020  at 12 p.m.


Dasher for Nature Entry: $50

  • Dogfish Dash race entry
  • Dash T-shirt
  • Dash Runner Bag
  • Dash Water Bottle
  • Dash post–run grub
  • 3 beers!!!


Nature Nurturer Entry: $25

  • Dogfish Dash Supporter T-shirt
  • 2 beers!!!

To register for the Dogfish Dash to run or to support the cause as a Nature Nurturer.

Once at the RunSignUp site…..
If you are going to RUN in the Dogfish Dash, click on the DOGFISH DASH
If you there to SUPPORT (Dash Supporter t-shirt, two beer tickets), click on NATURE NURTURER.

Special message – We know these are uncertain times due to continued concerns around COVID-19 and should things change on our end, we will be sure to provide updates. But as it stands now … we’re excited to lace up our sneakers and run for nature this September!

Packet Pick-Up

There are two opportunities to pick up your packet.

Friday, September 25th
2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
6 Cannery Village Center
Milton, DE 19968

Saturday, September 26th.
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
6 Cannery Village Center
Milton, DE 19968


Course Map

NEW ROUTE will be unveiled mid-summer!

Recycled Costume Contest

Not going for a PR at the Dash? Don’t worry … you still have an opportunity at fame and glory (and some sweet prizes)! Come out and run in your most creative costume made of recycled stuff and you might just win. Prizes awarded for top three teams, top male individual and top female individual.
Oh yeah ... and please be tasteful in your costume creation. Thanks!

Race Timing

Timing will be provided by Seashore Striders. You can find past race results at their site.

Award (Male & Female)

Overall Champion / Overall Masters / Top 3 in age groups: 13 & under / 14-19 / 20-29 / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60-69 / 70 & over


No refunds are offered due to the charitable nature of the event. All registrants acknowledge that they understand their Dogfish Dash registration is non-refundable during the registration process.


We understand that ‘life happens’ and we do allow transfers per the below guidelines.

  • Transfer Period is open from June 1st – August 1st at 12:00 p.m.
  • Transfers are to be completed via the RunSignUp Registration site.
  • There is an administrative $5 transfer fee paid by the transferee.
  • There are no transfers permitted after the August 1st deadline.


Dogfish Dash ‘Mother Nature, let’s do this’ Inn package

Why not make a weekend of it?! Book a stay with us at the Dogfish Inn during Dash weekend and you’re in for an adventure you’ll never forget. With your stay you’ll receive...

  • Saturday night campfire with Dogfish friends beginning at 6 p.m.
  • Dogfish Dash Entry for 2 folks per room
  • Your Dash race number, runner bag, and some other Dogfish goodness waiting for you in your room at check-in
  • Transportation to and from the Dash on race morning (yeah, we’ve arranged for a late-check out 1 p.m.)

INN Options*

  • King rooms for Friday and Saturday Night (includes 2 race registrations) $778.
  • Double Queen Room for Friday and Saturday (Includes 2 race registrations with option to add up to 2 more at $50 per runner) $778.
  • SWEET! (The Suite) Includes 2 race registrations with option to add up to 2 more at $50 per runner  $1190.
  • SUPER SWEET! (Includes 2 race registrations with option to add up to 2 more at $50 per runner) $1190
  • Don't go racing out of here ... add Sunday Night for $99 (DANG!) 

Not available online. Give the INN a call at  (302)-644-8292  to make your reservation!

*Lodging tax is applied to room rates.
Note: We will need to capture all runner information - including, age, gender, address, shirt size, and e-mail - so please have it on hand when you call to book!

Sponsorship Information

Interested in becoming a Dogfish Dash sponsor.  Email


It takes about 200 volunteers to make the Dogfish Dash happen. If you’re interested in being a volunteer, send an email to with a subject line DASH VOL. Our volunteer coordinator will fill you in on volunteer opportunities.

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy in Delaware is up to some pretty amazing work, right here in our backyard!

The Edward H. McCabe Preserve features a wide range of habitats, plants and animals and a public access trail (approx. 3 miles long). The trail is accessible from the preserve parking area, or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can arrive by canoe or kayak at the McCabe Preserve dock from the boat launch in the town of Milton.

The Pemberton Forest Preserve includes the 908-acre Ponders Tract which features 9 miles of trail loops, ranging from .7 to 4 miles in length. The Ponders Tract Trail System weaves along a former logging site. Now, thanks to the stewardship of The Nature Conservancy, the land boasts an increasingly diversified forest community, supporting migratory bird populations.


Sign up to receive The Nature Conservancy’s  monthly e-newsletter with content from your home state including nature photography, enviro-tips and the latest conservation news happening near you and around the world. 


Connect with TNC Delaware on Facebook

To learn more about The Nature Conservancy’s efforts in your state, and to find local preserves where you can run and enjoy the outdoors, please visit

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has committed to give The Nature Conservancy $50,000 in 2020.