The 2010 “Discovery Dash” Marks Twenty Consecutive Years as Central Virginia’s Only Community-Wide Children’s Race, The “Kids Just Want to Have Fun Run!” and the Early Bird Registration Deadline is Friday May 21, 2010!
The Virginia Discovery Museum will host its 20th annual community-wide children’s race, The Discovery Dash, on Saturday, May 29, 2010 as part of its “Most Magnificent Month of May” anniversary celebration. Besides being a major fundraiser for the Museum, this year’s event is also the final leg of the official “Kids Triple Crown” (sponsored by Ragged Mountain Running Shop) which also includes the Virginia Institute of Autism road race (April 17, 2010) and the Charlottesville Day School cross country race (April 25, 2010). Each runner completing all three races will receive a special award at a ceremony in June (date/location to be announced). More information can be found at this link.
The Discovery Dash, under the guidance of Race Director Mark Lorenzoni of Ragged Mountain Running Shop, is open to ages 3-12 and will be held on the Monticello High School track. The first race begins at 7:45 a.m. with the Awards Ceremony at 9:45 a.m.
Pre-registration is required; there is no race day registration. The regular registration deadline is Friday, May 21, 2010. A late fee will apply to registrations received from May 21–26, 2010.
Discovery Dash events include a scramble for toddlers, a quarter-mile race, a half-mile race, two mile races, three family relays and the Discovery Cup School Relay sponsored by the Charlottesville Track Club. Every registrant receives a Dash t-shirt; everyone who crosses the finish line gets a ribbon. Trophies are awarded to the three fastest boys and the three fastest girls in each grouping from ages 5-12. Trophies are also awarded to the winners of the Parent/Child and Sibling relays. Adults who ran in the Discovery Dash as a child and who are participating in this year’s Parent/Child Relay will be recognized as Dash Alumni.
The Discovery Dash is open to the public, and spectators are encouraged to attend and cheer on all participants. The races are held rain or shine.
NEW THIS YEAR! HELP THE MUSEUM – PARTICIPATE IN THE BASKET RAFFLE AND WIN GREAT PRIZES! ONLY BUY TICKETS FOR THE PRIZES YOU WANT TO WIN!
If you purchase basket raffle tickets ($5 each or 5 for $20), your name will be entered to win one of 11 great prizes! Tickets can be purchased at the Museum during business hours, at any of our May events, and on the morning of the race.
- “One Month of Free Date Nights”
- 4GB iPOD Shuffle
- 4 passes to Kings Dominion
- “Mom’s Day Out” Gift Basket including: Gearhart’s chocolates, Kiehl’s bath products, $50 gift certificate from Moxie, $50 gift certificate from Scarpa
- $150 gift certificate to Speak! Language Center for language classes
- $150 gift certificate to Hollywood Theatre Lab for acting classes
- Gift basket from Bounce-n-Play
- 1-month membership to ACAC plus 5-visit Water Park pass
- Free STARLAB program at your child’s school
Map to the Discovery Dash at Albemarle High School