WDSD Color Dash

The COLOR DASH is coming to Atlanta with a hurricane of color that will turn you into a tie-dyed movement of bliss - all to help raise awareness of Down syndrome and celebrate World Down Syndrome Day!

When: Saturday, Match 21st, 2015
Doors "open" at 7:00 am , race kicks off at 9am
Cost: $40 per runner, all proceeds benefit DSAA
Volunteers: Free, we need you!  Email us at [email protected].

Join the fun, register today here

What's a Color Dash?

You will want to start the race with a shirt as clean and white as the first Minnesota snow, but we will make sure that you soak up such a great deal of color that you may just end up being colored for life. Don’t be surprised if you even end up looking like a leprechaun that has tripped into that huge rainbow of color that he’s always searching for. It may be enough to get your feet moving and dance it off at the end of the DASH -- whatever you do, let the colors move you!

We will warn you that even though you will start out as clean as a bar of soap, it will not last for long. As the DASH continues you will find yourself being covered in a spectrum of colors: blue, green, pink, orange and yellow. At each kilometer during the DASH a new color explosion will add to the clean slate that you once were, until you come to the finish line and arrive into a final explosion of colors...so much in fact, that you will wonder if Iris sent Zeus himself to deliver the message.

Now, we know that running isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but we encourage you to change it up! Rather than dashing away from something, try dashing TOWARDS something this year. Just COLOR DASH. Not for any reason. Dash for fun. Just Dash, because.

Or even better, Dash to raise awareness and celebrate World Down Syndrome Day!


What’s in that color – is it safe?

Now, now, we know you probably think you will actually be dashing through real rainbow dust –- and no, there will be no leprechauns or pots of gold at the end of the Dash, so don’t even ask.

But let’s clear this up. This isn’t something too good to be true. The color is a non-toxic, non-irritating, food-grade colored corn-starch. Processed right here in the rockin’ United States of America. So running, walking, crawling or rolling through this spectacular show of color and laughter may in fact change your perspective but not your level of wellness.


Before the Race

The Camp Dream Foundation is excited to be attending the Color Dash!  Camp Dream will be offering children's activities during the DSAA Color Dash, beginning at 7am.  Activities will include a coloring station, play dough station and spin art.  Camp Dream will also be passing out information for upcoming camping sessions.  Camp Dream's mission is to improve the quality of life for children and young adults with special needs through operation of summer camps and other recreational and educational opportunities.  To learn more about Camp Dream visit www.campdreamga.org.


March 21, 2015 at 7:00am - 12pm
Blackburn Park
3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE
Brookhaven , GA 30319
United States
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