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Thousands Celebrate Life at the 23rd Annual Donor Dash 5k

On Sunday, July 17th, 2022 in Denver’s Washington Park, thousands gathered to celebrate life at the 23rd Annual Donor Dash 5k! This year, the event attracted 4,203 participants. Everyone came together from across the nation, representing 46 states.

The Donor Dash is a 5K run/walk that honors the lives of organ, eye and tissue donors; celebrates the lives of organ, eye and tissue recipients; and recognizes those who continue to wait for a lifesaving transplant.

The event featured some old favorites like the Diaper Dash. In addition, it had touching ways to pay tribute to all of the heroic donors. We celebrated those who gave the gift of life through tributes like the Donate Life Memorial Garden and Wall of Honor. 5280 A Capella Group helped us close out the event with a beautiful rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.

After we had to pause this in-person event after 2020, we were able to hold it in person once again this year, making the event extra special.

As always, we want to extend a big thank you to all of the participants, sponsors, volunteers and organizations who helped make the 23rd annual Donor Dash a huge success! Watch the 23rd Annual Donor Dash recap video below:

Enjoy the Donor Dash 2022 Recap

If you couldn’t make it out to the event this year, no worries! You can show your support any time year-round by saying Yes to organ, eye and tissue donation at or If you’ve already said Yes, we encourage you to share your decision with your family.

Be sure to save the date for the 24th Annual Donor Dash scheduled for Sunday, July 16th, 2023.

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