2024 Dash for Dignity

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Points count towards our Year-Long 5k & Back of the Pack Series.  Points will also count towards our Spring Series.  Find more info about the series here.

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Please note that Bishop’s Events promo/discount codes cannot be used to register for this event.


Lace up and run! Empower thousands to take their first step towards light, hope, and transformation and join us on Saturday, April 13th for the Dash4Dignity 5K with in person or virtual running options.

This is a walk or run event!  Come out & complete 3.1 miles however you want!

This is a community event to raise awareness of human trafficking in our state and county and funds to help the mission of City of Refuge Baltimore.

Organizations including Araminta Freedom, YWCA, Board of Child Care, Hons’ Honey/Drink at The Well, and City of Refuge Baltimore will participate sharing information about human trafficking and how to detect, protect and respond.

Can’t participate but want to make a donation to support City of Refuge Baltimore?  Click here to donate.

Have a business that wants to support the Dash for Dignity?  Businesses can fill out a sponsorship form or donate goods (food/water or prizes) or money.  Find more information on the Registration page!


Virtual Race Option

We now offer a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day.  Find more information about our virtual option on our Virtual Races page.


Runners Receive

Each Dash participate will receive a Dash T-shirt (while supplies last), a prayer bracelet with the name of trafficking survivor and his or her story & A Chip Timed Event


Charity Information

All proceeds support the mission of City of Refuge Baltimore to help individuals and families transition out of crisis.


Race Start Times

5k – 7:30am

Estimated Dash end time by 9:00 am.  The post Dash activities to include announcement of awards, awareness exhibits and refreshment conclude around 9:30 am.


Registration Fees

5k – $40

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before ???.  We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.


T-Shirt Design

T-shirt design for the race is available here as soon as it has been approved.


Race Medal Design

Race medal designs can be viewed on the Friday before the race on the Bishops Events Facebook page or our Instagram page.


Course Map can be found:



Live Race Results

Live results will be posted on Athlinks.com.  Additionally, there will be a QR code at the race for you to scan to immediately view your results.  Final race results with series points will be posted to our website on the Monday following your race.



We award the top 3 men and women overall during our awards ceremony post-race.  We also award the 1st Male and Female in these categories: 19&Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, & 70+.  Runners who place top 3 overall in their race are not eligible to also win their age groups.



We will post any photos taken by staff on our Facebook page by Tuesday after the event.


Social Media Challenge

On Tuesdays, we pick our favorite Instagram or Facebook post from the previous race weekend.  The winner will receive 50% off a future race!  Make sure to tag us in your race photos at:

Instagram:  BishopsEventsLLC

Facebook: BishopsEvents


Packet Pickup

Packet pickup is available at the event.  We recommend arriving one hour before your event start time to check-in.


Race Day Registration

There will be race day registration. Participants will need to arrive approximately one hour before the race to register for the event. T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for race day registers.

***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance


Water Stations

2 water stations will be provided along the route for the 5k. There will be water stations at mile markers 1 & 2.



Restrooms are available at Heritage Community Church. The 5K course does NOT have port-a-potties.



People can help by signing up as a volunteer.  We will have volunteer signup sheets at the table to join a team. D4D will provide T-shirts for each volunteer that signs up by the end of March.


Weather Policy

We are an all-weather race company (rain or shine or sleet or snow). We will email registered runners and post on social media if the race is cancelled, but this is quite rare, otherwise assume the race is taking place as scheduled.

Weekly weather reports are posted on the Thursday before race weekends on our Facebook page by Chad Merrill with the Hagerstown Almanack.  Race officials may delay, change or postpone the event due to weather conditions.  All registered runners will be notified via email of any changes.  In most cases, a decision is not made until the night before the race, and a decision could come as late as the morning of the event.


Refunds & Transfer

To view our full refund/transfer policy, click here.


Directions to Parking

Start & Finish at the Heritage Community Church, 8146 Quarterfield Rd., Severn, MD US 21144

The best way to locate this event is via GPS using this latitudinal and longitudinal pin:

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