Archive for Friday, October 8, 2010

Bert Nash Dash & Bash set for Saturday afternoon, will shut down 600 block of Massachusetts with free public party

October 8, 2010


Past Event
Bert Nash Dash & Bash

  • When: Saturday, October 9, 2010, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: 600 block of Massachusetts
  • Cost: Free
  • More on this event....

The 600 block of Massachusetts Street will be shut down Saturday afternoon and evening for a free public party, as well as the finish of a 5K and 10K run.

The Bert Nash Dash and Bash benefits the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and will include the two runs, plus several bands as well as food, all on the streets in and around downtown Lawrence.

The bash will begin at 3 p.m. and will feature The Midday Ramblers at 4:30 p.m., Blue Orleans at 5:30 p.m., Trucker at 7:30 p.m. and Split Lip Rayfield at 9 p.m. Food and drinks will be available from Free State Brewery, Quinton’s, Dempsey’s Burger Pub, Hy-Vee, Buffalo Bob’s Smokehouse and O’Malley Beverage.

There will also be a bounce house, giant slide and bungee run for kids, for an additional fee.

The dash portion of the event starts with the 10K at 4 p.m. and the 5K at 4:15, leaving from near Seventh and Massachusetts streets. Bill Self will fire the starter pistol. The 10K route winds through Old West Lawrence and neighborhoods around campus before going down Jayhawk Boulevard and ending with a run up the 12th Street hill past the Oread and back to Seventh and Massachusetts.

Last-minute registration will be available beginning at 2:30 p.m. downtown.

More information is available at


cowboy 7 years, 7 months ago

Is there some irony in the fact the local mental health org is fund raising off liquor sales ?

Amy Heeter 7 years, 7 months ago

What you never heard of duel diagnosis?

lainey 7 years, 7 months ago

Actually they are fundraising off of the entry fees from the runners.

RachelAnderson 7 years, 7 months ago

Earlier in the day there is a free fall festival at Lawrence Community Nursery School (the Little Red Schoolhouse). Should be a fun day!

Kontum1972 7 years, 7 months ago

don't take many free state brews to wax your clock.....oh yeah right everyone is walking to the event...

Kontum1972 7 years, 7 months ago

am with ya cowboy..a few free state brewski's and im toast..."da copperhead bit me"...

Kontum1972 7 years, 7 months ago

4 bucks for a pint....a six pack is 7.99

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