The Dash for Doobie at Reagan High School in Pfafftown, North Carolina adds a new title sponsor for the 2019 season. New Balance will sponsor and bring the hype for one of the fastest 3200m races in the entire country all track season long.
"New Balance is thrilled to be supporting Reagan High School and the 12th Annual Dash For Doobie. We're excited to partner with Coach Fritz and Fleet Feet Winston Salem to create a memorable experience for the athletes, coaches and fans. Dash For Doobie is a terrific opportunity for New Balance to showcase our innovative products and connect with young athletes pursuing their goals." - John Greer NB Account Manager Carolinas
The Dash for Doobie has been one of the premier events of the cross country and track season in North Carolina with many athletes posting break through 3200m performances while in peak form from the cross country season.
A major benefit for NCHSAA athletes is the event that participate in indoor track can use their times to get into the indoor state championships for 2020, if under their classes designated standard.
New for 2019 is the Dash for Doobie Scholarship. The meet with now award 1 senior boy 3200 participant and 1 senior girl 3200 participant a one time $500 scholarship.
"Due to the success of the Dash for Doobie we are excited to expand the scholarships offered. We are now able to give two scholarships to Reagan HS seniors each year in Nicholas Doub's memory. This wouldn't be possible without the great support we get each year. After last year's Dash for Doobie I met with Nick's family. They expressed an interest to give back to the runners that have helped this event become such a success. So this year we will give out two $500 scholarships (1 senior boy and 1 senior girl) on Nov. 23rd to New Balance Dash for Doobie participants. Any senior who is planning to enroll in post secondary schooling and participates in the the Dash for Doobie is eligible. Information and an application can be found on the meet page." - Coach Eric Fritz, Meet Director
The Dash for Doobie had an historic year with a record setting 87 boys under 10 minutes and 75 girls under 12 minutes.
The top 2 boys Daniel O'Brien and Colin Baker and top girl Jenna Hutchins last year went on to qualify for Foot Locker Nationals one week after competing here last year proving it is a great tune up for Foot Locker South and Nike Cross Nationals.
The event will be broadcasted live on MileSplit and we will have photos, archived race videos and interviews from the event posted at the conclusion.
Entries for the event will open on November 3rd through November 17th. The entry fee is $20 per 3200m athlete. Entry fees include a long sleeve Dash for Doobie T-Shirt and will fund the meet's 2 $500 scholarships as well as two that honor Nicholas Doub for Reagan High School students.
This years meet is expected to once again be bigger than ever with around 600 athletes from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee.