“Discovery Dash” Marks Twenty Consecutive Years as Central Virginia’s Only Community-Wide Children’s Race
The Virginia Discovery Museum will host its 20th annual community-wide children’s race, The Discovery Dash, on Saturday, May 29 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) and the Charlottesville Day School cross country race (April 25).
There is also a FREE training camp being held on Saturday, May 22, sponsored by UVA Children's Hospital. For more information or to register, call 434-924-1648 or visit 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. A late fee will apply to registrations received from May 21–26.
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.
Online: Click this link.
By phone: 434-977-1025, ext. 9 (ask for Jenée)
In person: Stop by the Museum for a registration form.
By email: Email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you there!