Participants gather for the annual Dogfish Dash, sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery.
Dogfish Dash Participants gather for the annual Dogfish Dash, sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery. © Dogfish Head

Stories in Delaware

Dogfish Dash Does Good

This fun race raises funds for The Nature Conservancy's work in the First State.

The 15th Annual Dogfish Dash that was scheduled for September 27, 2020 has been cancelled due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19. Our thanks to the incredible staff at Dogfish Head as well as the sponsors, runners, volunteers and members of the community for their longtime support of the Dogfish Dash. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces in 2021!

If you would like to volunteer for the 2021 Dogfish Dash, please send an email to dogfishdashvolunteer@gmail.com.


The 2019 Dogfish Dash was the most successful event to date, raising $185,000 for TNC! Our thanks to everyone at Dogfish Head as well as all of the sponsors, volunteers and runners who helped make the event possible and contributed to the incredible outcome.

For more information about the 2020/2021 Dogfish Dash please visit the Dogfish Head website.

people with a large check
Dogfish Dash The Dogfish Head Craft Brewery presents a check for $185,000 to The Nature Conservancy at the 2019 Dogfish Dash. © The Nature Conservancy/Laura de Ramel

The Dogfish Dash is a slightly off-centered road race that starts and finishes at the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton. In addition to the chip-timed race, the Dash includes tasty morsels, live entertainment and Dogfish Head beer. There is also a costume contest with awards for the best “recycled” costume (individual and team).

Since 2007 the Dogfish Dash has generated more than $979,600 for TNC in Delaware!

  • 2019 - $185,000
  • 2018 - $150,000    
  • 2017 - $145,000
  • 2016 - $100,000
  • 2015 - $120,000
  • 2014 - $  75,000
  • 2013 - $  51,600 
  • 2012 - $  38,500
  • 2011 - $  33,500
  • 2010 - $  26,000
  • 2009 - $  25,000
  • 2008 - $  20,000
  • 2007 - $  10,000
Dogfish Dash #BeerAndBenevolence

TNC is grateful for this enduring partnership with the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, a company that appreciates Delaware's natural landscapes which, when healthy, produce clean water and healthy soils for the ingredients going into their products. We are eternally grateful that this forward-thinking and environmentally-conscious Delaware-based company has generously dedicated proceeds from the annual Dogfish Dash to TNC since 2007!