5K & World Down Syndrome Day

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

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Location: TBD
Course: 5k/3.1 miles; run an extra .11 miles to the 2nd finish line for a 3.21 finish!

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!

2019 World Down Syndrome Day Celebration

Stay tuned for more information about our 2019 World Down Syndrome Day Celebration!

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://worlddownsyndromeday.org/

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Flyer Coming Soon!

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