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3-2-1 Dash for Down Syndrome 5K

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 activities and special guest for 2019 World Down Syndrome Day Celebration!



7:00am Registration and packet pickup opens
8:15am Registration and packet pickup closes for 5K
8:30am 5k Start
9:00am Registration and packet pickup closes for Fun Run
9:15am Fun Run Start
9:30am Awards Ceremony
9:30am World Down Syndrome Day Opens
10:30am Balloon Release


March 23
7:00 am - 10:00 am


Holly Zipperer
Kelly Campbell


Elevation Church – Blakeney
8835 Blakeney Professional Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277 United States
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