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2nd Annual Bearcat Dash and Bash Benefits OIP, UC's Athletics Department


The community is invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Bearcat Dash and Bash set for Oct. 1 at UC. The fundraising event benefits the Ohio Innocence Project and the UC Athletic Scholarship Fund.

Date: 9/7/2017 4:00:00 PM
By: Pete Mills
Phone: (513) 556-0060

UC ingot   Sunday, Oct. 1, marks the second annual Bearcats Dash and Bash, a fundraising run (or walk, if that’s your preferred pace!).  Participants can opt for one of two courses—an on-campus 5k (about 3.1 miles) that highlights our award-winning campus and architecture, and a 18.19k that takes runners through campus, Clifton’s historic Gaslight district, and scenic Mt. Storm Park.  Appropriate water, medical, and restroom accommodations will be available for both courses.

But that’s just the “dash.”  Both courses conclude in Nippert Stadium, where runners will be able to exchange tear-away tickets on their race bibs for free food, beer, and other drinks. Participants, family members and friends will be entertained with live music and will be able to purchase refreshments from a variety of vendors.   

Registration Still Open:  To register, visit www.bearcatsdash.com. Online registration is open through Sept. 20.  However, same-day registration will be available at Sigma Sigma Commons until 30 minutes prior to the start of the races.  Race packet pick-up times and locations will be announced soon.

Claim Your Award: A medal will be awarded to each finisher, as well as awards for:
  • Overall first, second, and third place female and male finishers of the 18.19K and 5K;
  • the top three female and male UC Alumni finishers of the 18.19K and 5K;
  • the top 3 age-group finishers in each of the following age groups for both females and males: 10 and under (5K only); 11-14 (5K only); 14 and under (18.19K only); 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65 and over.  
Last year’s race saw 1,800 participants, a record high for an inaugural race in Cincinnati.  This year, proceeds will benefit the Ohio Innocence Project at Cincinnati Law and the university’s Athletics Department.