On Saturday, March 22, runners, walkers, and everyone who simply feels like being outside are invited to participate in the Dash From The Past at Markham Park. The race, which starts at 8:00 a.m., is a unique event where racers dress up from any era in the past in a 5k fun run/walk that promotes a healthy way for friends and family to have a good time and support local charities at the same time. If you've ever wondered what a flower child, a disco dancer, and a hair-metal rocker have in common, then you probably haven't been to Dash From The Past!
This year, the Dash From The Past will be supporting A Prom To Remember which provides the ultimate high school prom experience for kids ages 12-19 who were unable to attend their own proms due to their battles with cancer. Started in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in 2009 with a Cleveland chapter started in 2010, the organization raises funds throughout the year for its annual prom event.
Participants can can support A Prom To Remember by registering for Dash From The Past as A Prom To Remember Dasher. Dasher registration will include a $25.00 donation to A Prom To Remember and special Dasher incentives.
"Giving back to the community and finding a way to support charitable organizations through Dash From The Past was very important to me", says Matt Tremellen, Founder/CEO of Dash From The Past. "I really believe in the mission of A Prom To Remember and think they are the perfect nonprofit partner."
A Prom To Remember will also be hosting an information table the day of the Dash to thank their Dashers and to answer any questions about the organization.
After the race there is definitely an after party featuring Rock With U Entertainment's super star DJ Dean Michaels, who will be bringing the party to the finish line. Runners should be prepared to have a good time and shake a tail feather after the race. Participants should also bring your appetite as there will be a food truck rally, hosted by South Florida's top restaurants on wheels.
Early registration is encouraged as races tend to sell out quickly. Discounted early bird pre-registration is available online.
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