"DASH for the Timber 5K Road Race" Set for September 28, 2002, at the Amon Carter Museum

Contact the Public Relations Office

Tracy Greene
Public Information Officer
817.989.5067

Jessica Poole
Public Information Coordinator
817.989.5065

Release date: 
August 28, 2002

FORT WORTH, Texas --- Runners and walkers of all ages and ability levels are invited to participate in the USTF-certified DASH for the Timber 5K Road Race/Walk and Kiddie Kilometer on Saturday, September 28 at 8 a.m. Now in its 12th year at the Amon Carter Museum, this year's race is presented by the Star-Telegram and sponsored by Osteopathic Health Systems of Texas. To accommodate early visitors and race participants, the Carter's galleries will open to the public at 8:30 a.m.

As always, awards, prizes and refreshments will be waiting for participants when they cross the finish line. This year, special individual and team participant drawings for Southwest Airlines tickets will be held following the race.

The DASH race is named for one of the most popular paintings in the Carter's collection, Frederic Remington's "A Dash for the Timber" (1889). The event was inaugurated as a celebration of Remington's birthday during the museum's 30th anniversary in 1991.

The race winds through Fort Worth's Cultural District, beginning on Lancaster Avenue adjacent to the museum with the finish line on Will Rogers Road.

CBS11 is the official media sponsor for DASH for the Timber 2002. Additional sponsors are Integrated Racing System, Fort Worth Running Company, Fit for Life, Dos Gringos Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, Galligaskin's, MedStar, Taylor's Rental Equipment Company, Yogi's Bagel Café, Monticello Spring Water Company, Blue Bunny, Coca-Cola, Trophies of Distinction, Dannon Yogurt and Morrison Healthcare Food Services.

Awards: Overall trophies will be awarded to male/female winners in the open and masters divisions, as well as the first three finishers in age categories from 8 to 70-plus years. All Kiddie Kilometer racers receive a medal. All race participants will receive a commemorative DASH for the Timber T-shirt.

DASH 5K Stats

Date:
Saturday, September 28, 2002

Time:
8 a.m. 5K
8:45 a.m. Kiddie Kilometer

Museum Opens:
8:30 a.m.

Location:
Amon Carter Museum Plaza

Call for Information:
817.989.5067

Early Registration:
By mail, postmarked by Monday, September 16
5K: $15; Kiddie Kilometer: $15
Family/Corporate Team Package (forms mailed together by September 16 qualify) $12 each entry; minimum three per team

Register by Mail:
DASH 5K, 8401 Rain Forest Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76123

Late Registration:
Register after September 16 at Fort Worth Running Company or on race day at Amon Carter Museum: $20; Kiddie Kilometer $15

Register Online:
http://Active.com

Packet Pick up:
Fort Worth Running Company
Thursday, Septemper 26: 11 a.m. -7 p.m.
Friday, September 27: 11 a.m. -7 p.m.
5812 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth
817.731.1760

Amon Carter Museum
Thursday, September 26: 11 a.m. -7 p.m.
Friday, September 27: 11 a.m. -5 p.m.
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth
817.989.5067

Race-Day Pick up:
Amon Carter Museum Plaza
Saturday, September 28, 6-7:45 a.m.

Sponsors:
Star-Telegram, Osteopathic Health Systems of Texas, Southwest Airlines, CBS11, Fort Worth Running Company, Integrated Racing System, Fit for Life, Dos Gringos Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, Galligaskin's, Taylor's Rental Equipment Company, MedStar, Yogi's Bagel Café, Monticello Spring Water Company, Blue Bunny, Coca-Cola, Trophies of Distinction, Dannon Yogurt, Morrison Healthcare Food Services.

The Star-Telegram is the official print sponsor of the Amon Carter Museum.