The DIRWIN Dash, A Bearded Bash

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The DIRWIN Dash, A Bearded Bash Race Description


"A Bearded Bash" 5K Run/Walk is in honor of beloved Heritage Christian Schools Guidance Counselor and friend, Dave Irwin. Mr. Irwin's absence is felt daily in our hallways and classrooms, on the cross country course, at sporting events and most of all in our hearts. Students and faculty feel his absence keenly because Mr. Irwin was the one who filled the gap in the lives of countless students...loving them, providing counsel, offering hope, meeting needs, being a friend, spreading laughter and always pointing them to Jesus. Cross country was a sport he loved. We hold this race in his honor and rememberance. The funds raised through this event will be used to support the students of Heritage Christian School, where Mr. Irwin so selflessly served. 

~~Psalm 119:32 “I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.”~~


  • T-shirt included with Registration (NOT GUARANTEED WITH REGISTRATIONS AFTER SEPTEMBER 22nd) 

Race Preview:

Venue Location: Minooka Park, 1927 E Sunset Drive Waukesha WI, 53186

Parking Instructions: Parking requires a Waukesha County Parks Daily Permit, which is $6 or have an annual membership sticker. Daily permits can be paid online the day of or with in 4 days of event. Parking is available inside the park at picnic area #3 and additional overflow available at picnic area #4.

Race Day Agenda:

  • 745am-845am Registration and Check-In
  • 845am Opening Ceremony
  • 9am Run Start and Walk to follow all Runners(Horn Start)
  • 10amish Award Ceremony and Tribute

Award Information:

  • Medals to 1st, 2nd, 3rd Female and Male Runners.
  • Medal to 1st Male and Female Runner that is a Heritage Christian Alum or Current Student along with their name plated on THE DIRWIN DASH Plaque


Pick-up Race Packet: Can be picked up at check-in at Picnic Area #3 Shelter

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Start/Finish Line: Located at Picnic Area #3

Timing Type: Professional Chip or Manual Timing

5Kevents Race Bibs

Race bibs/timing: We utilize a shoe tag system. You must wear your shoe tags and race bib in order to be timed. Those who do not wear them, or wear them improperly will be disqualified and asked to leave the course as we will not know if you are included in the race (this is for insurance purposes). Pull tabs will not be utilized to limit person-to-person contact. See the image below for proper wearing.  Tie one on the left shoe, and one on the right. No tags, no time. Race bibs must be worn and visible at all times. Wear bibs front facing.  

how to attach shoe tags

Event Features:

  • T-shirt included with registration(NOT GUARANTEED WITH REGISTRATIONS AFTER SEPTEMBER 22nd)
  • Goody Bag
  • Timed Event
  • Food and Drinks
  • Music
  • Kids Activities
  • Awards
  • Remote Runners® Option (aka Virtual run) 


If you require any assistance as it regards to a medical issue. You will find the medical area adjacent to registration. Please call 911 in the event of an Emergency!


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Raise $200 via the FUNDRAISING OPTION at SIGNUP and your cost of the run will be automatically credited back to your credit card. Thank you for considering this option as the funds go directly to "The Dave Irwin Student Scholarship Fund".


5Kevents Race Results

You can view results LIVE at and click on the race results tab. Remember this is a chip start, so a person's finishing order via Horn Start will not be the same as Chip Start. The race clock will represent the official Race start time but not your actual finish time. If your final time, gender, bib#, or other data is incorrect on the final results, please notify the race director using our online correction formPLEASE, Do not interrupt the timing crew during the event

You may submit corrections at: While results will be immediately posted online at, results will not be official for 48 Hours. This will allow us to make corrections.  


 Zero to 5K 

New to running? DOWNLOAD our ZERO to 5K program - Many newcomers to running become discouraged by the difficulty associated with the activity because they start too fast and push too hard. Their bodies rebel and they wind up miserable, wondering why anyone would possibly want to run in the first place. The Zero to 5K program has been specifically designed to instill a love of running and ends with participating in your first timed 5K. 

We’re here to help you achieve your goal(s), be it your first 5K, improving your run, or simply offering a resource where you can run with a group that is designed to help each other stay motivated. You should ease into your 5K training plan gradually. In fact, the program we provide is less of a running regimen than a walking and jogging program. The idea is to transform you from a non-runner, getting you to begin running a 5K ( or 3.1 miles) on a regular basis in just 4 weeks.  

It’s easy to get impatient, and you may feel tempted to skip ahead in the program but hold yourself back. Don’t try to do more, even if you feel you can. If, on the other hand, you find the program too strenuous, just stretch it out. Don’t feel pressured to continue faster than you’re able. Repeat weeks if needed and move ahead only when you feel you’re ready.  


Remote Runners - virtual 5k 10k


  • Register for the race and print your bib (Click on the "Manage my Registration" tab above to view all race tools)
  • Complete a 5k, run/walk at your convenience, any time, anywhere within 7 days after the event date.
  • Submit your time (optional) to see how you placed overall and receive your finisher certificate. Click on the "Manage my Registration" tab above to view all race tools)
  • Celebrate your accomplishment by sharing it on social media! #RemoteRunners #5Kevents 
  • Feel free to join the Remote Runners Group to share and celebrate with other participants. Don't forget to follow our Facebook page too!  

Refunds are not permitted for any reason including, but not limited to blizzards, bomb cyclones, tsunamis, hurricanes, typhoons, earthquakes, tornado's, torrential storms, hail, lightening, thunder, apocalypse, locust attack, oversleeping, birth, death, taxes, IRS audit, engagements, marriage, divorce, jail, war, peace, nuclear explosion, Bear's win the division (we might if they go to the Superbowl),  you signed up for the wrong event, not training enough, training too much, poor prior planning or our favorite, "I forgot". Have an “excuse” you would like to add to the list? Let us know






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  • Location: Waukesha, WI 53186
  • Race Date: 2023/10/07 09:00:00 AM (Saturday)
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