5K & World Down Syndrome Day

3-2-1 DASH for Down Syndrome

The 3-2-1 DASH for Down Syndrome is a 5K fundraiser; run an extra .11 mile to the 2nd finish like for a 3.21 finish!

Event proceeds benefit Education Programs for individuals with Down syndrome (Ds). Educational programs in the greater Charlotte area are helping to support educators and enable students with Ds to live up to their full potential.

Time: Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 8:30am -12:00pm
Location: 8835 Blakeney Professional Drive, Charlotte NC 28277
Course: 5k/3.1 miles; run an extra .11 miles to the 2nd finish line for a 3.21 finish!

5K Registration Fees: $25 until Jan 31; $30 Feb 1-Mar 18; $40 Race Day

Fun Run Fees: $15 until Jan 31; $20 Feb 1-Mar 18; $25 Race Day

Spirit Runner (t-shirt only): $25 now through race day

Register for the Race

Extra "Dash" for Down Syndrome

It's only 1 extra chromosome! Most people have 2 copies of 23 different chromosomes but individuals with Down syndrome are born with 3 copies of the 21st chromosome (the medical term for this is Trisomy 21). That's it only one chromosome difference. So for awareness & support, we are adding to our 5K (3.1 miles) run a short DASH (0.11 mile) for Down syndrome for a total distance of 3.21 miles!!! Your official time will be captured at the 5K finish line; the DASH is just for fun!

World Down Syndrome Day

Donate to Support WDSD 

Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
- at -
Elevation Blakeney
8835 Blakeney Professional Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277

Thank you to Elevation Church for making this event possible and celebrating this special day with us!

About the Event
Join us for a free family event in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day!  Families, friends, and community members are invited to join the DSAGC, and organizations around the world, in celebrating this special day!

Event includes:
- bounce houses
- arts & crafts
- hot dogs
- snow cones
- cotton candy
- popcorn
- DJ, music, and more!
Bring your family, bring your friends, and get ready to party!

About World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated on 3/21 to signify the third copy of the 21st chromosome present in individuals with Down Syndrome. Events will take place AROUND THE WORLD  to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome and the communities they are a part of.  To learn more about World Down Syndrome Day and see how people are celebrating around the globe, go to https://www.worlddownsyndromeday.org/wdsd-2015.

Sponsorship Information

Download our Sponsorship Flyer

Questions regarding sponsorship can be directed to our main office at 704.536.2163 or by email at 321dash@dsa-gc.org.

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