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Dady Dash 2023 Re-Cap

This past October 7th, we were refreshed with a beautiful morning at Prairie Park Fishery. The Fall weather was crisp and welcoming for Dady Dashers as they prepared for our 11th annual 5K/10K to benefit Willis Dady Homeless Services. We are happy to report this year's event was a success. We raised over $18,000 for programs that support our clients in the community.

Over 60 participants walked, or ran; and competed while taking in the lush greenery and the early fall colors. Check out the results for the 5k run, 10k run, or 5k walk races by age category and gender below!


5K Walk

Overall Male: Jerad Christensen

Overall Female: Joann Mueller

5K Run

Overall Male: Doug Lane

Overall Female: Amanda Wendling

20-29 Male: Carter Sehon

20-29 Female: Tessa Marie McRoberts

30-39 Male: Mike Hubert

30-39 Female: Haley Desmond

40-49 Male: Benge Tallman

40-49 Female: Sarah Fersdahl

50-59 Male: Shane Light

50-59 Female: None

60 & Over Male: Bruce Bachmann

60 & Over Female: Jackie Peters

10K Run

Overall Male: Nathan Hopp

Overall Female: Jennifer Hurlbert

20-29 Male: Willie Rhoads

20-29 Female: Natalie Brown

30-39 Male: Tyler Culver

30-39 Female: Carry Schieffer

40-49 Male: Wade Buck

40-49 Female: Holly Byers

50-59 Male: Chuck Hardin

50-59 Female: None

60 & Over Male: James Shimek

60 & Over Female: Patricia Erenberger

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the events and those who came out to cheer or volunteer. Not only is the Dady Dash important to us for fundraising, but we appreciate the opportunity to connect, in a meaningful way, with community members for family-friendly fun.


The work of Willis Dady depends on our partnerships with the community. It is because of you that we are able to continue providing assistance to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Linn County.



Thank you to our sponsors!

We can't thank our sponsors enough for supporting Willis Dady's 11th Annual Dady Dash. Not only would this event not have been possible, but the everyday operations of our agency depend on the financial support of community organizations.


Thank you so much to the following sponsors for helping break the cycle of homelessness in our community! Click the pictures below to head to their shops or company websites:


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