October 12 2008, the St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation (SSMRF) launched the Beachside DASH.

Over 1100 runners took part, taking on the 10km course, starting at Dolls Point and follows the bayside path to Kyeemagh and back to the finishing line in Peter Depena Reserve.

Taking out first place in the 10km Dash was David Byrne, of Coogee, in 31 minutes, 33 seconds. Hollie Emery, of Penrith, was the first female to cross the line, in 35 minutes, 32 seconds.

A big highlight of the race was the “Catch a Dragon” initiative with 10 Dragon pace runners, setting the pace for other runners.

The event is a “fun run” as well as a race, attracting both competitive runners and community participants who can choose to run or to walk.

Today, participants can choose from the 10km, 5km or 2km course and can run, DASH, jog or walk the distance. This event is to showcase the work of SSMRF in promoting and supporting medical research in St George & Sutherland Hospitals, to raise much needed funds and to promote a healthy active community event.

Help SSMRF put the FUN back into fun run and join us on Sunday 29th November 2020.

Flashback Dash 2008

The Dash in Action