New start times and racecourse highlight the return of this in-person event


The Dasher Dash 5K race, sponsored by I Want Smart, returns to the streets of Rockford and is a holiday themed run/walk in downtown Rockford. The race has a new course this year and will start and finish near Davis Park and make its way down State Street to enjoy all the holiday themed decorations.


Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 at noon.


Near the intersection of Wyman and Elm streets


Dasher Dash offers the perfect opportunity for fun recreation with family or a group of friends before Stroll on State.


Participants will receive a finisher medal and shirt. Awards will be given to top overall male and female as well as placings for select age groups. Registration closes November 25, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. There will be no race day registration.

A post-race party will be held in Davis Park once competitors complete the course.

Participants can sign up and find more information at

From October 24 through October 31, receive $5 off race registration in a flash sale use discount code DASHNOW


About RACVB: RACVB is responsible for promoting the Rockford region as an attractive travel destination and enhancing its public image as a dynamic place to live and work. Through the impact of travel, RACVB strengthens the economic position of the region and provides opportunities for people in our communities.


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dan Obert, RACVB Marketing and Communication Manager: 815.489.1664 or