Tuesday, August 6, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
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.