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24th Annual Discovery Dash
Saturday, May 17, 2014

at Monticello High School
Virginia’s oldest kids’ track race!
Races for kids ages 3-12

Lace up for Virginia’s oldest kids’ track race! It’s time for the Virginia Discovery Museum’s 24th Annual Discovery Dash! Taking place at Monticello High School on May 17, this event will feature over a dozen races including a scramble for the little ones, exciting parent-child relays, and a school relay. There will be trophies, yummy food, and great exercise. The Discovery Dash has long been one of the most fun events hosted by VDM. It is always a joy to see the kids run their hearts out as they are supported by their friends and family.

2014 Kids' Triple Crown Series

The Dash is not only a part of the Kids’ Triple Crown Series, a series of four Charlottesville area not-for-profit races sponsored by Ragged Mountain Running, but also a part of the Let’s Move! campaign, a comprehensive initiative to promote a healthier, more physical lifestyle for kids. We hope that these events encourages kids to engage in more physical activities that challenge their bodies and enrich their lives.

  • CYFS Ready Kids Run - March 29
  • The Run for Autism - April 12
  • Family Fitness Fair - April 27
  • Discovery Dash - May 17

To see all the events in the Triple Crown Series, click here

Support the Dash

Mark your calendars for May 17 and register for this fun-filled, family-friendly event. Sponsorships are a critical part of making the Discovery Dash a success. Generous donations from community partners allow 100% of registration fees to support the engaging and educational programs available at the Virginia Discovery Museum. To support this event call us at 977-1025 or e-mail We hope to see you all there!

Dash Training Clinic
Join the UVa track team to get in shape for the Discovery Dash! This event is sponsored by UVa Children’s Hospital, Ragged Mountain Running, and Virginia Discovery Museum.

• Where: UVa’s Lannigan Field
• When: Saturday, May 10

• Time: 9:00 am
• Cost: Free
• Age: 3 to 12, with adult

Click HERE to register for the Dash Training Clinic.


















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Schedule of Races
1. Scramble (ages 3 & 4) 7:45
2. Quarter-Mile Race (5 years old) 8:00
3. Quarter-Mile Race (6 years old) 8:05
4. Half-Mile Race (7 years old) 8:15
5. Half-Mile Race (8 years old) 8:25
6. Mile Run (9-10 years old) 8:30
7. Mile Run (11-12 years old) 8:40
8. Sibling Race (5-14 years old) 8:50
9. Parent/Child Relay 1 (5-6 years old with a parent) (Each person does one lap. Parent leads off.) 9:00
10. Parent/Child Relay 2 (7-8 years old with a parent) (Each person does one lap. Parent leads off.) 9:15
11. Parent/Child Relay 3 (9-12 years old with a parent) (Each person does one lap. Parent leads off.) 9:25
12. Discovery Cup School Relay
(Sponsored by Charlottesville Track Club) 9:45
12. Awards Ceremony 10:00