In its 16th year, the Art Dash has established itself in the northwest running scene. It will take place the weekend before the Arts Festival, Saturday, July 31st. This year’s race has shifted to a 5k and 10k fun run with music, obstacles, art, and beautiful waterfront scenery. The chip timing is managed by NW Endurance Events. Costumes are encouraged! Come for the RUN and stay for the FUN! The Art Dash is a partnership between the Festival and the City of Anacortes Parks & Recreation, with proceeds funding public art projects.