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

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Dogfish Dash Does Good

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

The 15th Annual Dogfish Dash will be held on Sept. 27, 2020. 

The Nature Conservancy thanks Dogfish Head, sponsors, runners and volunteers for their contributions to the 2019 Dogfish Dash. This was the most successful event yet, raising $150,000 for TNC! The Conservancy would like to thank everyone at Dogfish Head who helped make the event possible, as well as all of the sponsors, volunteers and runners that also contributed to the incredible outcome!

If you would like to volunteer for the 2020 Dogfish Dash, on September 27, 2020, please send an email to dogfishdashvolunteer@gmail.com. Volunteers are needed on Friday, September 25, and Saturday, September 26, too.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities or running in the 2020 Dogfish Dash please visit the Dogfish Head website.    

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

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

The Conservancy 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!