RACE . RUN . WALK
ASH Dash 5K Bunny Run
Saturday, April 15, 2017
This campus tradition started three decades ago when a group of volunteers started a fundraising event called “Walk of the Roses”, where hundreds of individuals walked on campus enjoying the gorgeous roses that bloom annually.
In 2004, the walk was turned in to a timed 5K run and was on a double looped USATF-certified course that winded through the hospital’s beautiful tree-shaded grounds in historic Hyde Park. In 2009, the event changed its name and theme to the ASH Dash 5K Bunny Run. The ASH Dash is the Volunteer Services Council’s biggest fundraising event of the year and its success continues to rise each year. Participants begin the course in front of the original hospital building established in 1857, follow the Easter Bunny as they race, run or walk for mental health, and stay for an Easter egg hunt immediately following the race.