Dash For Down Syndrome raises funds and awareness for the Eastern Idaho Down Syndrome Family Connect organization. This is a day of celebration for the local Down syndrome community, their families, and supporters. We want to thank all of the sponsors, volunteers, and individuals that make this race possible.
In an effort to ensure the safety of individuals with Down syndrome and the Eastern Idaho community, we have made the thoughtful decision to celebrate the Dash for Down Syndrome race VIRTUALLY this year. We were hopeful earlier this summer that COVID-19 cases would be on the decrease and life would be back to a new normal by the end of the summer, but unfortunately this is not the case. Our individuals with Down syndrome are one of the at-risk populations for COVID-19 so we feel it is the responsible choice, as an organization, to move to a virtual race format (no physical race will take place this year).
VIRTUAL RACE OPTIONS
Click on "Register Now" on this page and choose your Virtual Race option. By signing up for this Virtual Race you will be considered a Virtual Runner/Walker. With this option, your registration fee will include a swag bag (guaranteed for the first 500 registrants), and an official race shirt (for those that registered for the 10K, 3.21, or added a shirt to your order). We will not be shipping these items, these items will need to be picked up at the drive-through packet pick-up on August 21st (see below under Packet Pick-Up for more details).
To complete your Virtual 10K or 3.21 mile Race you can use the It's Your Race app to time and record your race or you can manually enter your time once you finish on the It's Your Race website (that is where you are right now!). There will be more details posted on how to do both of the options very soon. Then post a picture or video of yourself/family/team completing your race on social media and tag our Facebook page "Eastern Idaho Dash for Down Syndrome".
For the 1 mile fun run/walk you go out and walk or run a mile. Then post a picture or video of yourself/family/team completing the 1 mile on social media and tag our Facebook page "Eastern Idaho Dash for Down Syndrome".
This is a great option for people to support the Dash for Down Syndrome race that do not want a shirt or swag bag. With this option, there is a $10 participation fee and you can root on your team. Swag bags and shirts are not included with the virtual teammate option. To sign up as a virtual teammate please click HERE, you can not sign up through the It's Your Race website. We are always so thankful for all of our virtual teammates! Thank you!
We are excited for race day, August 22, 2020, and can't wait to see how you celebrate Down syndrome from the safety of your home and neighborhood. When you do your walk or run please take a video or picture and post it on social media and tag our race Facebook page "Eastern Idaho Dash for Down Syndrome". Even though we can not be together physically we can stay connected all day through social media!
REGISTER EARLY!!! The 1st 500 people that register are guaranteed a SWAG BAG!
Any 10K and 3.21 Mile participants registered before August 7th will be guaranteed a race t-shirt.
Also for the Fun Run/Walk, after August 7th there will be limited shirt sizes available if you wish to purchase a shirt. So register early!
INDIVIDUALS WITH DOWN SYNDROME
Individuals with Down syndrome that are registered for any of the three Virtual Races will get a t-shirt and trophy with their name on it. PLEASE make sure to choose one of the last three options that specifies he/she is a person with Down syndrome when registering so we can get him/her a shirt and trophy. We will also be decorating the front yards of all of the individuals with Down syndrome registered for the race on the evening of August 21st (right before race day!) to make race day extra special! If you are registering an individual with Down syndrome please also e-mail email@example.com to let us know the individual with Down syndrome's name so we can make sure we have everything ready for them! Thank you!
Friday, August 21, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Our new Eastern Idaho Down Syndrome Family Connect Office (985 N Capital, Idaho Falls, ID, 83402)
This will be a drive-through format to keep people socially distanced and safe. The staff will be masked and gloved while loading cars with swag bags and shirts. We are asking that only one person from each team come and get all of their team's packets so we can keep people as safe as possible. So for example, one person would pick up ALL of the Team Eli packets, and then that person would disperse those packets after they leave the packet pick-up area. If you are not on a specific team then you can drive-through and get your packet on your own.
For the 10K and 3.21 mile Virtual Races TimeKeepers will have results uploaded on the It's Your Race website and app as well as the TimeKeepers website once you complete your Virtual Run on the It's Your Race app or you manually upload your time to the It's Your Race website.
We will still need volunteers this year to make everything we have planned happen safely. Please email Mary Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering.
EASTERN IDAHO DOWN SYNDROME FAMILY CONNECT
Check out our organization's website to see how we serve the Down syndrome and Eastern Idaho community www.easternidahodownsyndrome.org. We appreciate your support!