LEAF Gratitude to everyone who participated in
The 3rd annual LEAF ART DASH 5K
LEAF Art Dash 5K kicks off LEAF Downtown AVL!
Taking a look back at the mad DASH for our LOCAL arts:
The Art Dash 5k course starts and finishes in Downtown Asheville by French Broad Chocolate Lounge near the monument on Saturday 9am to kick off LEAF Downtown. Asheville Track Club has included the Art Dash in the GRAND PRIX and it is a “Couch 2 5K” event.
The run begins Saturday 9am with a chip-timed 5k for individual runners. The course traveled through the city’s downtown and surrounding area. At the starting line, runners or families will get warmed up artfully and with a fun LEAF groove. Along the race, inspiring volunteers assist and guide runners, and Roaming Artist spice up the route with playful puppets, costumes, and artful moments. The LEAF Art Dash is one of the important fundraising tools directly support LEAF Schools & Streets bringing arts to our local youth in collaboration with local partners. LEAF has partnered with the Asheville-based SuperFly Fabulous Events to plan, implement and manage the run. “It’s exciting to be working on our home turf on an event that has such potential for the city’s downtown,” said Stephanie Carson, Director of SuperFly Fabulous Events.
Support Cultural Arts Education with LEAF!
LEAF Schools & Streets inspires students to find and develop their artistic voice while supporting healthy youth development. As an arts education program, LEAF Schools & Streets matches artists with youth in schools and communities for residencies, interactive performances and mentoring that includes empowering performance opportunities for youth (at LEAF Festival, and beyond!)
By participating in the LEAF Art Dash 5K, you are making a direct impact on cultural arts education for youth in the local area.
Ready to Run? Take a Peek at Art Dash 5K Route Map Here:
LEAF Art Dash 5K is Part of the
ATC Grand Prix Series!
The Asheville Track Club’s Grand Prix competition is one of the best around with over $5,000 in cash prizes awarded annually. Points are given based on your participation and speed in the races we select for the year. Compete against other track club members in your gender, division and age group. Run in as few as 5 of our selected races (3 races for kids) to qualify for an age group award, 10 for a chance at an overall award. This competition is exciting, challenging and rewarding.
Asheville Runs Alot. How is LEAF Art Dash 5K Unique?
The traditional 5K route through Downtown Asheville is illuminated by Roaming Performing Artists. From Bumblebees, to Tigers to Jugglers – a diverse artist community joined in the festive RUN! Runners of ALL AGES are welcome on this family-friendly course. And participants serve knowing that they are supporting cultural arts education.