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 is to enhance the quality of life for all people with Ds by empowering individuals, families and professionals with information and support through education, social programs and community partnerships. Visit us at www.dsagreatercharlotte.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.