VanderDash, Vanderlyn's 5K and Fun Run 



The VanderDash is Vanderlyn's signature community spirit-building family event. Through the VanderDash, Vanderlyn's community and the broader community come together to celebrate our local school with a fun, fitness-focused event!


WHAT? VanderDash 2021 will be a Virtual Race. This year you will pick your own course and time that you want to run. You will be able to post pictures and times using the hashtag #VanderDash2021.


WHY? This is a fun tradition among Vanderlyn Vikings and we don’t want to see that disrupted another year. Proceeds raised from VanderDash directly impact our students, teachers, and staff. We want to be prepared to fund playground and classroom improvements, as well as all the wonderful programs that we love at Vanderlyn.


WHEN? You can choose to run your race whenever it suits you! Just post a picture on social media with the hashtag #VanderDash2021 by March 20, 2021. Let everyone know if you ran a 5k or 1 mile, and share your time if you’d like.


WHERE? Because this is a virtual event, you can run anywhere! Pick your favorite location and enjoy with your family. Just be sure to take a picture to share with your Vanderlyn friends using the hashtag #VanderDash2021.


COST? The cost of participation and a new VanderDash shirt is $20. Family Sponsorships are also available for $125. With a family sponsorship, you get 5 shirts, a yard sign, and your name will appear on our website.  Select Family Sponsorship from the Multi-Person Pricing drop down box at the bottom of the registration form.




Way to go, Vanderlyn Vikings!  Thank you for helping Vander cross the finish line.  Registration is now closed and the final classroom participation results are in.  Congratulations to 2nd grade!  The 2nd grade homeroom teachers have won $25 Amazon gift cards!
The final standings are:
PreK & K - 21 students
1st Grade- 26 students
2nd Grade- 40 students
3rd Grade- 36 students
4th Grade- 28 students
5th Grade - 18 students
Race Shirt Pick Up - Wednesday, March 10 from 3-5 p.m. in the Vanderlyn bus turnaround.  Sorry, there are no additional race shirts available for sale.

Email us at with any questions.



 Thank you to our 2021 Corporate Sponsors!



The Woodhouse Day Spa
Thank you to our 2021 Family Sponsors!
The Agha Family
The Agrawal Family
The Amato Family
The Ames Family
The Barclay Family
The Barman Family
The Barocas Family
The Benator Family
The Brown Family
The Canaway Family
The Codman Family
The Cohen Family
The Crossley Family
The Curylo Family
The Dees Family
The Dias Family
The Dunlap Family
The Gaines Family
The Galle Family
The Gann Family
The Garcia Family
The Garofalo Family
The Graham Family
The Graviss Family
The Gross Family
The Gupta Family
The Hagan Family
The Henson Family
The Kaiser Family
The Kashyap Family
The Kim Family
The Kosoy Family
The Krishnan Family
The Lane Family
The Larson Family
The Larson Family
The Lauman Family
The Lauria Family
The Lee Family
The Malenke Family
The McAnally Family
The McJunkin Family
The Means Family
The Mendel Family
The Mikan Family
The Mills Family
The Mosley Family
The Pepper Family
The Radke Family
The Reiss Family
The Ridgway Family
The Rosenfeld Family
The Schniederjan Family
The Shows Family
The Smith Family
The Smolen Family
The Stebbins Family
The Thoresen Family
The Vacha Family
The Walters Family
The Warren Family