Runners in the 2022 Dempsey Dash

Dozens dash through Brenau campus for annual 5K fundraiser

Mar 17, 2022
Alyson Shields

132 people signed up to run through Brenau University’s historic Gainesville campus and the surrounding area as part of the annual Dempsey Dash 5K and 1K fun run on Saturday, March 12.

Proceeds from the run support the Wayne W. Dempsey Endowed Scholarship Fund. The fund was established after an anonymous gift in 2014 for students pursuing a degree in Brenau’s College of Education or Ivester College of Health Sciences. Dempsey was the longtime executive vice president and CFO at Brenau and a former science teacher. He passed away in 2014. The first race was held in 2016.

The annual event is also an official qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race, to be held this summer in Atlanta.