Annual Madison Dash to the Bash Announced for March 9

Annual Madison Dash to the Bash Announced for March 9

On Saturday, March 9th, the second annual Madison Dash to the Bash will be held on a course through scenic North Central Phoenix. The Dash includes two components, a Competitive Run as well as a Mini Dash.

“This is a unique opportunity for community members to show their support for the 6,000+ Madison District students along with improving ones’ fitness and health,” shared Madison Education Foundation, Executive Director Amy Marschel. “We’re inviting all of North Central Phoenix and our surrounding neighbors to join us and enjoy a beautiful morning run or walk through the heart of Phoenix this weekend.”

Competitive Run

The 5K run begins and ends at 24th and Missouri. All ages may participate. Race registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 8:00 a.m. Registration costs $15 for those 14 and under, and $40 for those 15 and up. Registration includes a t-shirt, finisher medal and water and healthy snacks for all runners.

Mini Dash

The 1K will begin at 9 a.m. at Madison No. 1 Middle School. It is free for students (10 and under). After the Mini Dash is completed, all race participants can partake in the awards ceremony which will begin at 10:00 a.m. located at Madison No. 1 Middle School.

For those not interested in running there are also volunteer opportunities available to help with water stations, registration, refreshments, awards, course directors, mini dash, parking/bus stop and traffic (must be 18+). To sign up please visit

It is advised that anyone attending or participating, arrive early so that there is time to find parking and walk to the starting line. There are no bag checks and water stations will be available for runners.

The Madison Bash, which directly follows the Dash, will be held from 9-12 p.m. at both the Madison Center for the Arts and Madison #1 Middle school. The Bash is an annual celebration of music and arts in the Madison schools and surrounding community. The event showcases artists and musicians from all eight Madison schools, while raising much needed funds for the Madison Education Foundation. There will be food trucks, vendors, an Art Walk and student performances for all to enjoy.

All proceeds from the Dash to the Bash will benefit the Madison Education Foundation, whose mission is to enhance art and music education throughout the entire Madison Elementary School District.

For more information, or to become a sponsor please visit

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About Madison Elementary School District

For more than 125 years, Madison Elementary School District (Madison Schools) has been one of the top elementary school districts in the state with its eight schools consistently earning high honors. Founded in 1890, Madison Schools serves approximately 5,800 students in the heart of Phoenix from 32nd Street to 7th Avenue and between Indian School and Northern. Five of its schools are in the top 10 Phoenix public elementary schools through AzMerit scores and nearly 50 percent of its students come from outside the District. This means nearly 2,800 families choose a Madison Schools education over their neighborhood school. The district has been recognized locally and nationally for its outstanding “signature” educational programs including the International Baccalaureate program, Spanish Immersion, REACH program, Visual and Performing Arts, Traditional curriculum, and Spanish Fluency, For additional information about Madison Schools, please visit

Heather Austin
Public Relations for Madison Elementary School District
M: (602) 738-9252 [email protected]

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