What’s better than crossing the finish line of a race?? Crossing TWO finish lines!
People with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome, so this race has a little something EXTRA too – Official times will be recorded at the 5K finish line, then runners will go on to DASH the extra 0.11 miles to finish at 3.21 miles, in honor of the 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome present in people with Down syndrome. And if you’re lucky, you may be accompanied through the second finish line by DASHers with Down syndrome to cheer you on and thank you for your support of cognitive research and education programs that will contribute to their ability to reach their own full potential.
The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte (DSAGC) is to enhance the quality of life for all individuals with Down Syndrome by providing information and support to individuals, families, professionals and the community through education and social activities. To learn more about Down syndrome or the DSAGC, please visit www.dsa-gc.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.