Chamber to put on second annual Button Down Dash

DULUTH — The second annual Button Down Dash 5K and Fun Run, designed for Gwinnett to become “the healthiest community in the state,” is scheduled for Saturday.

The Gwinnett Chamber will put on the race that begins at 7:30 a.m. and starts and ends in the Chamber parking lot. A “charity challenge” is new to the race this year. It’s a way for every participant to support their favorite nonprofit.

Charity partners in the race are Artworks! Gwinnett, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Covenant Counseling & Family Resource Center, Dream House for Medically Fragile Children, Inc., Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful, Hi-Hope Service Center, Ric Crawford Clinic, Rainbow Village, Inc., and When Everyone Survives Foundation.

The race is also a qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race. The race course is around Sugarloaf Parkway and the Gwinnett Arena neighborhood.

“Gwinnett residents are passionate about their sports and as the state’s leading sports medicine provider, so are we,” Phil Wolfe, President and CEO of the Gwinnett Medical Center, said in a press release. “As we maintain our commitment to transforming healthcare, we are looking forward to supporting our active community at the Gwinnett Chamber’s Button Down Dash.”

Race materials for registered participants can be picked up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday at the Gwinnett Chamber. For more information, visit www.buttondowndash.com.


kevin 1 year, 10 months ago

And where does the money go from this "fund raiser" event? People pay more of ther money to these events than they give to their Church.


Why_not 1 year, 10 months ago

The third paragraph gives a list of charities.


BulldogJeff 1 year, 10 months ago

I ran in this race last year, it was fantastic and well-run. The fund raising aspect is new this year, and I really appreciate the addition, particularly CHOA. As far as paying money to run a race versus tithing to your church - compare apples to oranges much?


Mack711 1 year, 10 months ago

Noticed that Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful may get some of these funds. It is bad enough that Connie Wiggins group gets the funds from the recycle items that you put on the curb, now this? One must ask how many of our tax dollars will they get this year as they have gotten in the past years? Rather give to our church that way we can track the funds and not have to worry about anyone making money off of this project.


Reason 1 year, 10 months ago

Not a fan of the Chamber of Cheese. However, it is nice outreach to worthwhile charities.


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