Third Annual 3-2-1 Deacon Dash for Down Syndrome Set for March 24
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (FEBRUARY 22, 2018) – The Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network has announced plans for the third annual “3-2-1 Deacon Dash for Down Syndrome,” which will take place on Saturday, March 24 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. This will be a 5K race starting at 9:00 am with an additional .11 mile added for a total distance of 3.21 miles, the total distance a nod to the 3 copies of the 21st chromosome that individuals with Down syndrome possess. Official timing for runners will be captured at the true 5K mark – the “dash” will just be for fun. The event will also include a 1 mile Fun Run that will take place at 8:00 am.
“The last two years of this event have been phenomenal, and we are thrilled that there is another Deacon Dash coming up,” said McNeil Cronin, Down syndrome parent and president of PDSSN. “We hope that we will again have a great crowd to come out for a fun day supporting the Down syndrome community in our area.”
Participants can register for both the 5K and the Fun Run through March 21 by visiting http://pdssn.org/3-2-1-deacon-dash-for-down-syndrome/. Fees for the races will be $40 and $30, respectively. Race entries will also be accepted on site the day of the event, where they will be $45 and $35. Individuals with Down syndrome can participate in either race for no cost. Registration includes a t-shirt, goodie bag, racing bib (for 5K only), music, games, light snacks and beverages. Food trucks will also be on site with additional food and beverages for sale.
About Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network – The Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network is a nonprofit organization which provides support and information to parents of children and adults with Down syndrome in the Piedmont area. Our aim is to support each other and enrich the lives of our children and adults so they can reach their full potential.