The Dash and Bash includes a 5K race, a 1-mile run, a Toddler Trot and a street party with food, entertainment and activities for the whole family. More than 1,000 people participated in the inaugural MEF Dash and Bash last year.
The second annual MEF Dash and Bash will kickoff in the SMMHS parking lot. On site registration will begin at 5 p.m. Hot Spot Yoga owner Jennifer Lockwood will lead race stretch at 5:45 p.m. and the race will start at 6 p.m.
There will be fun family activities including a flush tank with beloved Signal Mountain educators and coaches, and the Creative Discovery Museum's STEM-mobile will be on-site. Other activities include baseball pitch speed gun, basketball shoot-out, charity jail, cookie decorating, corn hole, dodgeball, football toss, colored hair spray, fake casts, inflatables, obstacle course, petting zoo, pretend nails and tattoos, putt-putt and zombie face painting.
The fun run and street party will raise money for a wide range of essential needs at the three Signal Mountain public schools, Nolan Elementary, Thrasher Elementary and SMMHS. These include staffing, textbooks, classroom technology, science materials, art education and enrichment programs.
Sign up for the race today on the MEF website. Race registrations are just $25 a person and tickets are just $1 each. Tickets for the activities and food will also be sold on site. Walk-up registrations will be available for $30 each.
Since 1991, the Mountain Education Foundation has raised more than $6 million to fill the gaps in county funding and provide much-needed assistance to Signal Mountain schools, students and teachers.
Sponsors for the 2016 MEF Dash and Bash are Adams Lithographing Company, Chattanooga Allergy Clinic, McCamish, Cooper & Dyer Orthodontics, Pruett's Signal Mountain Market, The Furniture Shoppe and University Surgical Associates - Drs. Giles, Horn, Dart & Koontz.
MEF Dash and Bash Entertainment sponsors are Adamia, B's Sweet Treats, Center for Sports Medicine, Chambliss, Bahner and Stophel, PC, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Hamilton Group, Lisa Davis Design, Pepper's Construction, Pie Run, Threads and Wealth Preservation Advisors.
Dash and Bash activity sponsors are Chattanooga Heart Institute, Creative Discovery Museum, Dexter White Construction, Hot Spot Yoga, McDaniel Orthodontics, Kay Turner Fitness, Solas, Inc., Speek, Webb, Turner and Newkirk and Stephanie Ashley Facepainting.
For more information, contact MEF Executive Director Katie Hanners at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (423) 517-0772.