Registration FAQs

Do I have to run?

No, the Beachside Dash offers something for everyone – for all ages and all abilities. You can run, jog or walk in any, or all of the three distances: 10km, 5km and 2km.

Can I enter a team?

The Dash is open to both teams and individuals. You can “create a team” or “join a team” during the registration process. Team Captains can also invite members to join their team via their Team Page. So, gather your friends, family and colleagues to enter as a team.

Can I involve my company in the Dash?

Absolutely. We are always looking to involve the community and business supporters. So, if you’re interested in getting involved in the 2022 Beachside Dash, contact the SSMRF for information on 2022 Sponsorship opportunities.

How are partners involved?

We feature our partners in lots of different ways and customize it to match your business – we’re happy to have a conversation about your needs.

How much does the Dash cost?

Online entries are now open, you can register online until 5 pm, Saturday 10 September (early bird entries close on 14 August).

You can also register on the day – but you’ll need to line up, and bring cash. It’s also more expensive. So, we encourage all Dashers to register online.

Registration fees are available on the course pages: 10km, 5km and 2km.

When do online registrations close?

Online entries are now open. You can register online until 5 pm, Saturday 10 September (early bird entries close on 14 August).

Registrations are available on the day at Peter Depena Reserve, Dolls Point, for all Dash categories. We encourage all Dashers to register online in order to avoid queues and receive your bib with the least amount of fuss.

10km Dash on the day registrations are open from 6.45 am – 7.20 am.

5km Dash on the day registrations are open from 7.20 am – 8.50 am.

2km Dash on the day registrations are open from at 8.50 am – 10 am.

Why should I make a donation if I’ve paid my entry fee?

Entry fees for the Dash only cover the costs of hosting the event. The Beachside Dash raises money for research at St George and Sutherland Hospitals.

Help us maximise the impact of this iconic event by making a donation in addition to your registration – because medical research saves lives!

Event FAQs

Are all the Dash distances timed?

Yes, every paying Dash entrant receives a bib and a time chip. So, if you want to run all three distances – for example – you will need three bibs and three chips.

Anyone accompanying a child 8 or under or other runner requiring support can collect an Accompanying bib on the day and run for free. Your race will not be timed.

Anyone who attempts to enter the Dash without a bib will be escorted from the event.

Full results will be posted on the Beachside Dash Facebook page and on the Dash website by Friday, 23 September 2022, after 6 pm, with a link emailed to all participants after the event.

Are there prizes for the winners of each distance?

Prizes will be awarded in 10km and 5km for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, male and female, and in the 2km prizes will be awarded for the overall 2km winner and for individual age groups for children up to 12 years.

Presentations for each Dash event will occur once the following race has commenced. For the 2km Dash presentation, this will be at approximately 10.45 am.

Will there be participation medals?

YES! We are excited to announce that participation medals are awarded for all finishers in every event!

Can I view the map of each course online?

The 10km, 5km and 2km events will remain on the same course as the past few years, which allows runners and walkers to stay on the foot path for the entire race (which makes it ideal for setting a personal best time). The only exception is the beginning of the course, which starts on grass.

The course follows the beautiful beachside path from Peter Depena Reserve in Dolls Point, to Monterey and back.

All courses will be signposted, with marshals positioned along each course to assist with the shared paths (please note the course is not private or enclosed).

Water will be available along the 10km and 5km course, as well as at the finish line.

View the course map for the 10km, 5km and 2km.

Will my photo be taken?

Photos and videos will be taken throughout the day, mainly at the start and finish line area with thanks to our official Dash photographer.

We’ll put up a photo gallery on the Beachside Dash Facebook page – so make sure you like it. Also, we would love to see your photos! Use the hashtag  #runforresearch.

Any images taken by SSMRF staff, Board Members, Volunteers, Marshals, Sponsors, and the official Dash Photographer on the day may be used for future marketing material and on social media sites. If you have any concerns please contact SSMRF to discuss them.

Can I transfer my entry or do you offer refunds?

Unfortunately, entries are non-transferable. No refunds will be given for any cancellations. Contact SSMRF for more details.

On-the-day FAQs

Is parking available on the day?

On-street parking is available in the surrounding streets of Peter Depena Reserve. Please be mindful that this is a residential area and the event starts early on a Sunday morning.

What are my public transport options?

The nearest train station is Kogarah or Rockdale. For more information on public transport options call the Transport Info line on 131 500 or visit the 131 500 website.

When does my distance start?

10km Dash commences at 7.30 am.

5km Dash commences at 9.00 am.

2km Dash commences at 10.10 am.

However, all Dash logistics are subject to change – so please register online to receive all the email updates regarding the day of the event – please make sure you check your junk box the week leading up to the event.

When can I collect my bib?

All bibs must be collected on the day. When you arrive at Peter Depena Reserve, head to the Registration area and look for the signs to guide you to bib collection.

Bib collection times:

10km Dash – 6.45am to 7.20am.

5km Dash – 7.20am to 8.50am.

2km Dash – 8.50am to 10am.

Where is the start and finish line?

The start and finish line will be in Peter Depena Reserve, Dolls Point (off Russell Ave). On the day registration also takes place in the same location, along with the presentations and all Dash activities from our sponsors.

Can I bring my pram?

Prams are permitted in all distances. We ask that all joggers, walkers and parents with prams to please start at the back of the field.

Is there a place to leave my valuables?

There is a free bag drop zone next to the registration desk. This will be available for participants only. Your bib number will be attached to your bag. Bag drop will be open from 7am to 11am on the event day. Please note: This area will be supervised at all times, however, the organizers take no responsibility for lost or stolen items.

Will first aid be available?
Pink First Aid will be on hand at the start/finish line and along the course for any first aid requirements. Please signal a course marshal if you require assistance.
Can I set up my own BBQ?

SSMRF has exclusive access to Peter Depena Reserve and has secured Council permission to host the Dash. So, we cannot accommodate any additional BBQs or stalls. If you’re keen to join the celebrations at the finish line or promote your business, please contact SSMRF.

Where can I find the toilets?

There are toilets located in Peter Depena Reserve and some limited locations along with 10 km and 5 km courses.

Will sunscreen be available?

Yes, we encourage you to slip, slop and slap – sunscreen will be available at registration desk should you forget.

Do you have any last advice?

Don’t forget to stay hydrated during your run, jog or walk. Also, remember that your efforts are helping to fund local medical research in our hospitals. So, thank you for your involvement #runforresearch

So, what are you waiting for?

Enter your team in the Beachside Dash today!

Have fun and run for research in the 2023 Beachside Dash

Sunday 10 September 2023