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Donor Dash: Everything You Need to Know on Race Day

On Sunday, July 15, thousands of people from across the nation will gather with us at Denver’s Washington Park to supportorgan, eye and tissue donation at the 19th annual Donor Dash 5K run/walk. To make the most of your Donor Dash experience, here is everything you need to know to help you prepare for race day:

  1. Arrive Early! We are hoping to break attendance records with more than 6,000 racers so come early. Expect some congestion and use the extra time as an opportunity to meet some other people who have been touched by the gift of life.Donor Dash runners
  2. Parking: Parking is available at South High School across E Louisiana Ave. onthe south side of the park. Transportation assistance will be provided from the parking lot to the start line, which is near E Mississippi St. and S Franklin St. Please reserve transportation assistance for those who are unable to make the trek.
  3. Race, Expo and Program Start Times: The race begins at 8:00 a.m. for runners and 8:05 a.m. for walkers. Dogs and strollers are welcome, but please wait to start your race with the back of the group and be courteous to the runners and walkers around you. The expo area opens at 8:00 a.m. near the finish line and the program will begin at 9:30 a.m.
  4. Race Course and Map: You can find a race day map of the course and activities here. The course and layout are similar to prior Donor Dashes and should look familiar to returning dashers.
  5. Free Team Photos: Teams of 10 or more are eligible for a free team photo. Have all team members report to the team photo area new the start line to take advantage of professional team photos from 7:00-7:45 a.m. or following the race from 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. If you are trying to get your photo taken pre-race, make sure to do so before 7:30 a.m.

For any additional information, visit our Donor Dash FAQs page.

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