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It's time for the 25th Annual Discovery Dash! Lace up for Virginia’s oldest kids’ track race and join us on Saturday, May 9. This day features exciting races for kids ages 3-14, including a sibling race, a parent-child relay, a scramble for the little ones, and a community-wide school relay. Trophies will be awarded to all first place winners!

Where: Monticello High School
When: Saturday, May 9
Age: 3 to 12, with adult

Races / Ages / Times:

  • Scramble: Ages 3-4 at 7:45 am
  • Quarter-Mile Dash: Ages 5 at 8:00 am
  • Quarter-Mile Dash: Ages 6 at 8:05 am
  • Half-Mile Dash: Ages 7 at 8:15 am
  • Half-Mile Dash: Ages 8 at 8:25 am
  • Mile Dash: Ages 9-10 at 8:30 am
  • Mile Dash: Ages 11-12 at 8:40 am
  • Sibling Race: Ages 5-14 at 8:50 am
  • Parent/Child Relay*: Ages 5-6, with parent at 9:00 am
  • Parent/Child Relay*: Ages 7-8, with parent at 9:15 am
  • Parent/Child Relay*: Ages 9-12, with parent at 9:25 am
  • Discovery Cup School Relay**: Ages 5,6,7,8 at 9:35 am
  • Awards Ceremony*** at 10:00 am

* Each person runs one lap; parent leads off
** Sponsored by Charlottesville Track Club
*** Trophies will be awarded to each boy and girl first-place finisher

Register for this family-friendly event by May 4. All registrations processed after May 4 will be susceptible to a late fee and no registrations will be accepted on the day of the event.

Packet Pick-Up will take place at the museum on

May 7-8, from 12-6 pm.

Sponsorships are key to the Dash’s success. Donations from community partners allow 100 percent of the registration fees from the event to go toward VDM programs. To support this event, call (434) 977-1025, ext. 102 or email



This event is part of the Kid’s Triple Crown, organized by Ragged Mountain Running, and the Let’s Move! campaign. The Kid’s Triple Crown is a series of four races, just for kids! To win a Kid’s Triple Crown medal, runners must cross the finish line in a minimum of one event at three of the four individual races. For more information about the other races, visit

























Register for the Dash online: Click Here!

To view our Dash Registration Brochure and mail in a regsitration, click here!

Thank you to our 2015 Dash Sponsors: