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The Dash n' Splash is a fresh take on DHR's beloved Swim Fest which has been an annual fundraiser since 2005. All proceeds will support stewardship of the DHR land, assist in serving more people with disabilities at Ranch Camp, make our outdoor spaces more accessible and encourage outdoor recreation for all. 

You don't have to be a runner to participate! There are many ways to show your support for this one-of-a-kind event: 

  • REGISTER TODAY! Simply visit 
  • SHOW UP TO SUPPORT! You are welcome to cheer on the participants and attend the after-party free of charge. DHR plants will be available to take home with a suggested donation price. 
  • DONATE! Support a fundraising event that has been promoting health and wellness for people with IDD since 2005  
  • BUY A RAFFLE TICKET! Raffle tickets are $10/each and are available by clicking here! Winners will be drawn on Saturday, June 3 at 130pm. You do not have to be present to win. Winners will be responsible for picking up their items at Down Home Ranch (20250 FM 619 Elgin, TX 78621).

 Questions? We are here to help! 
Mallory Zimmerman, Rec and Event Management Intern – 512-856-0128 ext 120

Jennifer Shirley, Volunteer Specialist – 512-856-0128 ext 132

Event Details

On June 3, 2023, DHR is excited to host the second annual Dash n’ Splash in honor of Kayleigh Williamson and her running journey. Kayleigh’s inspiring story is one of courage, determination and commitment.  In February 2022, Kayleigh made history when she became the first person with Down syndrome to complete all 26.2 miles of the Austin Marathon.  Since 2017, she has completed over 14 half marathons, numerous races at other distances and published a children’s book, “It’s Cool To Be Me.” Currently, Kayleigh is training for the Boston Marathon, which she will run on April 17, 2023! We are honored Kayleigh and her mom Sandy will be joining us for our second-annual Dash n’ Splash!

Dash n' Splash participants will have their choice of two scenic routes.  A 1-mile paved loop around the DHR Village, perfect for walkers and casual racers, or a 5K loop for racers who are up for a challenge and enjoy the rugged terrain of trail running. Both routes are guaranteed to take the runners on a memorable adventure around the beautiful DHR property! From wigs and tutus to superhero capes and everything in between, we encourage all participants to “Dress like the star you are” for this epic fun run! 

Immediately after the fun run, there will be a free pool party complete with BBQ for sale, music and more! The Dash n’ Splash event will be a fun community event for all ages! We look forward to welcoming all of our families and friends to join us for this one-of-a-kind day at the Ranch! 

Dash n' Splash Sponsors

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