*** DEADLINE TO DASH EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 15TH***
Join us for the 3rd Annual Denim Dash!
Not in Southern California? No problem! Our Denim Dash will begin April 1 and continue through April 30, 2017. Supporters from all over the world will walk, run, swim, bike, or roll 3.1 miles to support the rare community. The Denim Dash 5k for Rare Disease can be completed as a virtual race, so you have the flexibility to participate wherever and whenever is most convenient for you! Dash anytime between April 1st-30th to help fund the Global Genes RARE Patient Impact Grant Program.
Dash 2017 Net Proceeds:
Proceeds from the Virtual Denim Dash 5K will go directly back to the rare disease community through Global Genes’ RARE Patient Impact Grant Program.
New this year:
We are pleased to announce our Denim Dash partnership with our 501(c)3 RARE Foundation Alliance members. This year, when you sign up to Dash for a RARE Foundation Alliance Team, we will be splitting the net proceeds of funds raised (money raised minus administrative costs) 50/50 with the Foundation you are running for. Allowing you the opportunity to run for Global Genes’ RARE Patient Impact Grant Program and the RARE Foundation Alliance Team of your choosing at the same time.
*You must have 501(c)3 status and be a Foundation Alliance member to qualify. Registration fees cover cost of goods. The split includes any monies raised above and beyond registration costs.
That’s what makes this Dash a rare one-- the funds you raise through the Denim Dash 5k will go directly into a program that positively impacts the rare community.
Once you register, you will receive a dash packet including the following:
- Dash T-Shirt
- Dash Bib & Safety Pins
- Medal (to the first 750 who register)
- Blue Denim Genes Ribbon to wear on your shirt
How to Register:
Register as an individual, create or join a team, or simply fundraise. It’s up to you!
Individual: You can register as an individual and let your friends and family know and they can donate to your fundraising page.
Team: Join an existing team or create your own and invite your friends and family to join. The best thing about a virtual dash? Anyone can join your team whether they live next door or 3,000 miles away!
Fundraise: Don’t want to dash, but you still want to participate? No problem! Simply create a fundraising page and get started!
Tips & Ideas for Your Virtual Dash
Use different apps like Google Maps, Map My Run, Nike Running, etc., to determine a 3.1 mile route near you to bike, hike, row, paddle, swim, or whatever you like! You can do this in a group, with a friend or by yourself. It’s up to you - how will you Dash? You can share your 5k Dash with your friends, family, and other members of the Rare Disease Community by taking a picture in your Denim Dash shirt and posting it via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using #Dasher2017! Can’t Dash 3.1 miles in one day? No problem! You can take your time and complete the 5k during the whole month of April. All you have to do is register!
Maximize your fundraising impact! Ask your friends and family to sponsor your Dash. Ask them to donate per mile or to donate a flat amount for the total 5k. Please also keep in mind that there’s no set amount for sponsorship, so your friends and family can sponsor you at any level that’s feasible for them. You can also choose to pay more than the registration fee as an extra donation!
Please join us in this incredible opportunity to raise awareness for those you are dashing for, all while supporting the Rare Disease Community as a whole through raising funds for Global Genes Patient Impact Program.
Be sure to share your experience by using #Dasher2017 on any social media platform!