Virtual Derby Dash

Dear Friends and Family of Gilles-Sweet,


We are so grateful to all of you for your continued support of Gilles-Sweet Elementary School and the Derby Dash.  Your kindness and generosity are greatly appreciated and we want to thank all of you.  We rescheduled our race for Sunday, July 19, 2020.  However…… 2020 Gilles-Sweet Derby Dash is going Virtual!


What does that mean?

First we want to make it easy, you can walk or jog one mile or the 5K on your own time and on your own course.  If you want to stick with the original Derby Dash course we included the map for you.  You’ll have until July 26th to complete the race.  You can register for the race at Keep in mind the race date is still July 19, but you can run/walk any day, as long as it’s before July 26, 2020. 


Once you are done, please email [email protected] if you want us to include your finish time on the results page of the website.  Please submit your time by Monday July 27th. 


2020 Derby Dash Shirts!

Mr. Lefevre has designed our 2020 Derby Dash shirts and each participant will receive one with paid registration.  This year you will be able to pick up your shirts at Gilles-Sweet Elementary School August 3rd from 9:00-11:00, August 4th from 12:00-2:00 and August 5th from 5:00-7:00.


Why do we do the Derby Dash?

We started 5 years ago looking for a way to help our students and enhance their learning without a typical fundraiser.  We did away with selling things to raise money and turned to a community event promoting health and wellness.  We have had over 650 participants each year.  Because of the kindness of our Gilles-Sweet family and friends and our generous sponsors we have been able to support several different student initiatives and will continue to do so.  Every registration helps the students at Gilles-Sweet.



Starting the week of June 8th there will be a daily raffle.  Each registration gets you entered into the raffle.  Check out our Derby Dash Facebook page to see our daily winner.  Prizes include, gift cards, shirts, backpacks and other items.


Race Day Fun

If you are out running and want to stop by one of our awesome sponsors and take a quick picture, you can tweet it, post it on facebook or instagram with the #DerbyDash2020 and we will enter you in a raffle for more prizes.  In addition there will be prizes for best costume, best runner and most Fairview gear once pictures are posted.

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