Aerial view of a large group of runners gathered for the start of a race. Several hundred people stand in a grassy area, lined up or gathered around white tents to sign in for the race.
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.

Due to on-going health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, Dogfish Head will not be hosting the Dogfish Dash in 2021. 

For the latest information about upcoming events from Dogfish Head, please visit To learn more about Dogfish Head’s collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, watch the 4-episode docuseries, Mother Nature, Let’s Do This!, documenting an eco-friendly, East Coast road trip from Florida to Maine that explores nature's splendors and TNC’s efforts to conserve our lands and waters.

Four people pose behind an over-sized cardboard check made out to TNC from Dogfish Head Brewery for $185,000, the proceeds from a charitable donation from the brewery.
Dogfish Dash The Dogfish Head Craft Brewery presents a check for $185,000 to The Nature Conservancy at the 2019 Dogfish Dash. © Laura de Ramel / TNC

The Dogfish Dash is a slightly off-centered road race that starts and finishes at the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, DE. 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).

The 2019 Dogfish Dash was the most successful event to date, raising $185,000 for TNC! Since 2007 the Dogfish Dash has generated more than $979,600 for TNC in Delaware! 

Our thanks to everyone at Dogfish Head as well as all of the sponsors, volunteers and runners who have helped make the event possible and contributed to the incredible outcome. TNC is grateful for this enduring partnership with Dogfish Head, a company that appreciates Delaware's natural landscapes which, when healthy, produce clean water and healthy soils for the ingredients going into their products.

  • 2019 - $185,000
  • 2018 - $150,000    
  • 2017 - $145,000
  • 2016 - $100,000
  • 2015 - $120,000
  • 2014 - $5,000
  • 2013 - $51,600 
  • 2012 - $38,500
  • 2011 - $33,500
  • 2010 - $26,000
  • 2009 - $25,000
  • 2008 - $20,000
  • 2007 - $10,000