Join us for the 3rd Annual Virtual Denim Dash®!

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Join us for the 3rd Annual Denim Dash!

Whether you are local to Southern California, or want to participate as a virtual dasher from anywhere in the world, you can participate to support rare.

Local Dasher:
Join the Global Genes Team for a fun, family friendly evening at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina at the local Denim Dash 5k Eggstravaganza event on April 13, 2017 from 5pm -7pm. You will have the option to dash one lap, or complete your entire 5K by completing three laps around the Dunes. There will be food, music, arts and crafts, Easter eggs, and even an opportunity to get your photo with the Easter Bunny! It is the perfect opportunity to show your support for rare and connect with other local families.

Address: 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Parking: $10 per car. When you enter the gates, please turn right to go towards the Back Bay Bistro. Registration will be set up right before you get to the Bistro.
Time: 5pm-7pm

Virtual Dasher:
Not in Southern California? No problem! Our Denim Dash will begin April 1 and continue through April 30, 2017. Supporters from all over the world will walk, run, swim, bike, or roll 3.1 miles to support the rare community. The Denim Dash 5k for Rare Disease can be completed as a virtual race, so you have the flexibility to participate wherever and whenever is most convenient for you!  Dash anytime between April 1st-30th to help fund the Global Genes RARE Patient Impact Grant Program.

Dash 2017 Net Proceeds:
Proceeds from the Virtual Denim Dash 5K will go directly back to the rare disease community through Global Genes’ RARE Patient Impact Grant Program.

New this year:
We are pleased to announce our Denim Dash partnership with our 501(c)3 RARE Foundation Alliance members. This year, when you sign up to Dash for a RARE Foundation Alliance Team, we will be splitting the net proceeds (money raised minus administrative costs) 50/50 with the Foundation you are running for.Allowing you the opportunity to run for Global Genes’ RARE Patient Impact Grant Program and the RARE Foundation Alliance Team of your choosing at the same time.
*You must have 501(c)3 status and be a Foundation Alliance member to qualify

That’s what makes this Dash a rare one– the funds you raise through the Denim Dash 5k will go directly into a program that positively impacts the rare community.
 
Once you register, you will receive a dash packet including the following:
     • Dash T-Shirt
     • Dash Bib & Safety Pins
     • Medal (to the first 750 who register)
     • Blue Denim Genes Ribbon to wear on your shirt
If you are joining us at our Local Dash, you will pick up your race packet at Registration on April 13, 2017.

How to Register:
Register as an individual, create or join a team, or simply fundraise. It’s up to you!
Individual: You can register as an individual and let your friends and family know and they can donate to your fundraising page.
Team: Join an existing team or create your own and invite your friends and family to join. The best thing about a virtual dash? Anyone can join your team whether they live next door or 3,000 miles away!
Fundraise: Don’t want to dash, but you still want to participate? No problem! Simply create a fundraising page and get started!

Tips & Ideas for Your Virtual Dash
Use different apps like Google Maps, Map My Run, Nike Running, etc., to determine a 3.1 mile route near you to bike, hike, row, paddle, swim, or whatever you like! You can do this in a group, with a friend or by yourself. It’s up to you – how will you Dash? You can share your 5k Dash with your friends, family, and other members of the Rare Disease Community by taking a picture in your Denim Dash shirt and posting it via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using #Dasher2017! Can’t Dash 3.1 miles in one day? No problem! You can take your time and complete the 5k during the whole month of April. All you have to do is register!

Fundraising
Maximize your fundraising impact!  Ask your friends and family to sponsor your Dash. Ask them to donate per mile or to donate a flat amount for the total 5k. Please also keep in mind that there’s no set amount for sponsorship, so your friends and family can sponsor you at any level that’s feasible for them. You can also choose to pay more than the registration fee as an extra donation!

Please join us in this incredible opportunity to raise awareness for those you are dashing for, all while supporting the Rare Disease Community as a whole through raising funds for Global Genes Patient Impact Program.

Be sure to share your experience by using #Dasher2017 on any social media platform!

Happy Dashing!

Click here to register now!