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Virtual Witte 5K and Dino Dash
Witte 5K and Dino Dash benefits the Witte’s Emergency Fund established to support operations and ensure the museum’s future, given the COVID-19 closure.
Registration fees include a coveted event t-shirt. Registrants will also receive an official race bib & you are encouraged to wear your favorite dinosaur or Witte attire, and tag the Witte in your social media photos at #WitteDinoDash, or on the Witte’s Facebook page.
Lace up your shoes and join us for the 9th annual Witte Museum 5K and Dino Dash Presented by University Health System! During these uncertain times, we invite you to participate in the Witte 5K virtually from your own neighborhood or favorite trail! When participating, please keep six feet of distance from others and respect local safety guidelines. We urge you not to run in groups or with others and appreciate participation while meeting the current guidelines of local and state authorities. When participating, please keep six feet of distance from others and respect local safety guidelines. We urge you not to run in groups or with others and appreciate participation while meeting the current guidelines of local and state authorities.
Not only are we going virtual but we are expanding the 5K to encompass the entire weekend! The virtual walk/run/bike will be held over the three-day Memorial Day weekend to encourage proper social distancing and adherence to state and local guidelines. While it has been a tradition for each participant to walk or run 3.2 miles, this year Witte friends everywhere are encouraged to choose a distance with which they are comfortable.
The Witte Museum is all about health and wellness and we hope you will join us in getting out of the house with your family, leashed pets, or on your own to enjoy the outdoors with the Witte’s 5K and Dino Dash! Since we can’t walk/run/bike together, we encourage you to enjoy the health benefits of exercise and the outdoors all while practicing social distancing. What better way to escape cabin fever!
Secondly, you can help the Witte even more through the new “Ambassador Fundraising” where you & your friends by raising additional funds. It’s easy and it’s fun! Your support of the Witte 5K and Dino Dash provides vital funds for our Emergency Fund that your museum so desperately needs!
How It Works:
Register to Race Virtually
Register on this page & then, run, walk, bike, rollerblade anywhere on your street, trail, neighborhood, or favorite route. It can even be done on a treadmill. A virtual race is a race that can be done from any location you choose. You get to exercise at your own pace. You will be rewarded by supporting the Witte, improving your health, and receiving your much-deserved memorabilia you will cherish for a lifetime! (And if you sleep in and don’t complete the race, we won’t tell!)
Earn More Points for Prizes
More Details to Come on the Points System!
What do you get with this Virtual Race?
– Official Dino Dash Bib
– Official 9th Annual Witte 5K and Dino Dash T-Shirt
– Your pictures posted on the Witte Museum FB or Instagram
– Opportunity to earn many points through our new “Dino Point System” & earn lots of cool prizes!
While we are all still safely social distancing and taking all of the necessary precautions, we will be offering a safe “Curbside Packet Pick-Up” that will include your swag bag items of event t-shirt, and race bib. You may pick up your items from the Witte Security off of Tuleta & Avenue B on the following dates/times:
Thursday, May 21, 2020: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, May 22, 2020: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, May 23, 2020: 10:00am – 2:00pm
***Please note that if you register for the Dino Dash on Saturday/Sunday/Monday of the virtual 5K, an alternate race bib will be emailed to you and your swag bag may be picked up at the Witte Security only Tuesday, May 26 – Friday, May 29, 2020 from 10:00am – 5:00pm.
What is a Virtual Run and 10 Reasons Why You Should Run in a Virtual Run?
For questions or inquiries, please contact Lauren Gordon, Fundraising Event Coordinator, at LaurenGordon@WitteMuseum.org, or (210) 639 – 1773.
Thank you for your wonderful support of the Witte Museum! Please note there are no refunds.