Dandelion Dash Gives Waterfront Fest A Fast Start

Little Dandelions get ready for the 2012 Dandelion Dash at the Marquette Waterfront Festival at Yahara Place Park, June 9, 2012

The annual Dandelion Dash, part of the Marquette Neighborhood Association’s Marquette Waterfront Festival was held at Yahara Place Park in Madison, WI on June 9, 2012. The 5K walk/run featured approximately 50 participants with the winning time clocked in under 17 minutes.

While the 5K Run for is for everyone, the “Dash” is just for the kids and is one of the more exciting events to watch. The Dash portion is now run in two heats as the participation by the little Dandelions has grown. Video cameras on phones were not available when the race began 17 years ago as a fundraiser for the Greater Williamson Area Business Association. I was remarking to a fellow spectator that now with mobile technology it’s much easier to describe and share how delightful the “Dash” is for both kids, parents, and spectators.

Food, music, games, and the volleyball tournament are in store for the remainder of today. Tomorrow features more music, food, and fun including a watercraft parade followed by a race on the Yahara River. More information about the Marquette Waterfront Festival can be found here.

Dandelion Dash 2012 – 5 and under Race


Dandelion Dash 2012 – 10 and under Race


Opening gun to Dandelion Dash 2012 5K Race

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