For the first time in 15 years, Dogfish Head brewery’s annual Dogfish Dash will not be run.
Mark Carter, director of Dogfish Dash, said, “After long discussions with all the folks that help make the Dash happen and exploring many, many scenarios, we made the very tough decision to cancel the 2020 Dash. We actually surveyed our registrants to take their thoughts and perspectives into our discussions as well. It comes down to safety for our runners, our co-workers and our communities. This was not a decision we took lightly in anyway, and we are bummed, but we feel it is the responsible decision to help all of us get through the pandemic and back to having beers together and running for nature (in real life).”
The popular annual race held at Dogfish Head’s Milton brewery had been set to run Sunday, Sept. 27. It typically sells out, with money raised from entry fees donated to The Nature Conservancy. In 2019, the race raised $185,000 with 2,600 runners finishing the course.
Carter said those that registered for this years race will have the option of a refund or donating all or a portion of their registration fee to The Nature Conservancy. He said he was happy to see that a good many Dashers have chosen to do the latter.
“Running for nature and supporting The Nature Conservancy really resonates with our registrants, as we’ve had a lot of folks forgoing a refund to help out,” Carter said. “It’s really awesome to see.”