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Sat May 18, 2024 North Kansas City, MO 64116 US Directions



We are heading BACK to the flat, fast, streets of North Kansas City on May 18, 2024 for Brandon Russell's Flash Dash! Join us for our annual 5k run/walk or a 1 mile walk. For the younger dashers we will again be offering our popular Kid's Dash!

All racers will receive a race t-shirt and medal!

You must register by Sunday, May 5th to guarantee a shirt and your preferred shirt size.  We will have additional shirts available for those that register after May 5th but we cannot guarantee availability, size, or cut.

#belikebrandon  #BLB


18th and Fayette Street
North Kansas City, MO US 64116

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will once again be in the Reclamation Room at Cinder Block Brewery (110 E 18th Ave, North Kansas City, MO 64116) on Friday May 17th from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Can't wait to see you all there!

We will have packet pickup available on race day; but we strongly encourage all who are able to visit us Friday to ensure you are able to start your race on time!

Race Day Schedule & Details

Race Day Schedule
  • 7:00 - 8:30 Packet Pickup
  • 8:50 Runners & Walkers to the Start
  • 9:00 5k Start
  • 9:05 Walk Start
  • 9:50 Kids to the Start for Kid's Dash
  • 10:00 Kids Dash Start
Flash Dash 5k will be chip-timed by KC Running Company (1 mile and Kids Dash are not timed events)


Immediately following the race, enjoy a free pancake breakfast from Chris Cakes and visit a few of our race village vendors!!


Flash Dash is all about community - Race Day doesn't end here, join us at Chicken N Pickle NKC for lunch, DJ, Pickleball, and great time with the Flash Dash crew!




The Gear!

We have a special shirt this year featuring two arm badges along with our traditional Flash Dash bolt!

Right Arm: If you've run Flash Dash before you've likely met Scott Green (aka The Bearded Runner); he is a great supporter and ambassador of not only our race, but many races across the city over the years. In 2023, Scott was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer; his story is one of perseverance, endurance, resilience, and the power of the running community. Join us as we honor The Bearded Runner and celebrate the lives of all those affected by cancer. 

Left Arm: Behind the scenes of every Brandon’s FlashDash, Renee Martinez, longtime friend of Brandon, has worked countless hours to ensure vendors and activities go off with out a hitch.  On February 14th after the Kansas City Chiefs parade, Renee, the St. Agnes community of Roeland Park, Kansas, and the entire Kansas City community were struck with tragedy. There was mass shooting of 23 people, leaving 1 person dead.  Sadly, that person was Lisa Lopez-Galvan who was a dear friend of Renee and huge part of the St. Agnes community. Among those also shot were sisters Melia and Madison Reyes, third and fourth graders at St. Agnes. ‘St. Agnes strong’ represents our support for Lisa’s family, Melia, Madison, Renee, and the entire St. Agnes community as they continue to stay ‘St. Agnes Strong’ through this unthinkable tragedy.



Charity Partners

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Brandon Russell Memorial Foundation, enabling it to donate and participate in causes and efforts in keeping with its mission "To enrich lives and help fulfill the full potential of humanity through compassion, fitness, and forging lasting bonds."

2024 Charity Partners will be announced soon!

Presenting Sponsors

Mile Marker Sponsor(s)

Gold Sponsor(s)

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Race Contact Info

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Please be aware that refunds will not be issued to registrants for any reason.



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