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The Birds & The Beads

Mardi Gras cometh.

But you don’t have to wait until Tuesday to celebrate the festive occasion.

One of our favorite purple-green-and-gold events is Oak Cliff’s Dash for the Beads, now in its 8th year.

For the first time ever, they’ve added a 10K run to what’s already known as the “hilliest 5K route in Dallas.” Break out your most elaborate Mardi Gras costume (a great excuse to walk instead of run), then enjoy mimosas, beer and cider at the beer garden at the end of the route.

Collect beads along the route and if you’re competitive, race to be one of the top three men or women in both the 5K and 10K, all based on age group. (We’re pretty sure we can blaze past the 12-and-under group, just not sure if they’ll let us compete in that category).

There’s also a spectator-only package if you’re like us and prefer to eat and drink instead of run through the streets and risk twisting an ankle.

Late registration ends today, so make a decision fast (or you can always register on-site the day of). The weather should be great, so join us for an always-fun Mardi Gras event. With far fewer naked titties.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Dash for the Beads
Saturday, February 25