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This year, the DAwg Run exploded with colors! The Dallas Academy community gathered on Saturday, November 4th, for the annual Dallas Academy DAwg Run. In this year’s one mile run, participants had an opportunity for runners to get splashed with bright-colored powder making this our first annual color run. Daniel Pinkston-Hayes took home the top prize as the 1-mile overall winner. Christopher Stephens came in second place, and Matthias Galley came in third. Race participants left the event with medals, t-shirts, prizes, and big smiles. Four-legged friends were not forgotten; one lucky puppy went home with prizes for the pet costume contest. 

The family-friendly day also included a Chili Cook-Off where 12 teams competed.  Chili in Paradise won top honors in "Best Theme" and “People’s Choice awards and Hot Bowls of Fire won the “Best Tasting" award.

"It was great to see upper, middle, and lower school students come together to support such a great cause and have fun on a beautiful fall morning," said Becca Betz, 7th grade parent who helped to organize the DAwg Run this year. "Seeing all community members get blasted with color by student and teacher volunteers is so fun to watch!" This year's event raised $25,000, and all of the proceeds from the day will benefit the students of Dallas Academy through scholarships and student services. 

The event also included cake walk, lawn games, and the petting zoo, thanks partly to our generous local business sponsors. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors, TX Home Outlet and Brousseau Naftis and Massingill. Dallas Academy is grateful to all the sponsors, businesses, and individual supporters of the event for their generous donations and help in making the event a huge success.

Members of the Dallas Academy community enjoyed the DAwg Run so much that they can't wait to hear what next year will bring!

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