Desert Dash returns to Mission Fitness

Saturday's event raises funds for the Medical Center Health System Foundation

The Desert Dash 5/10K run, 2K walk, and children’s fun run event will return on Saturday, a Medical Center Hospital press release detailed.

The event will take place at Mission Fitness, located at the MCH Center for Health and Wellness at 8050 Hwy. 191 in Odessa.

Last year’s event saw more than 150 runners and raised nearly $20,000 for the Medical Center Health System Foundation.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the different races beginning just after 8 a.m. Awards for the top runners will be given around 9:45 a.m.

To pre-register for the event, visit

Funds raised from the event will benefit the MCHS Foundation, which goes to programs like the Children’s Miracle Network, Patient Navigation Programs and more.