The Parkland Dash October 8th! Fun for the Whole Family!

The Parkland Dash October 8th! Fun for the Whole Family!

Over 40 million pairs of running shoes are sold in the United States every year, so chances are, you have a pair. If you have a sole, we will see you on October 8th at the Parkland Dash.

The City of Parkland along with Northwest Medical center present the 2017 Parkland Dash 5K/5 mile and 1 mile fun run benefiting the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. The race will begin at 7 am at Pine Trails Park on Sunday, October 8, 2017.

This year’s Dash involves two local heroes that will be honored at the event. Jake Goodstat and Hanna Guttentag are 16 year old high school juniors that live in Parkland with their families. Jake was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2016 and has had a long road leading up to him currently being in remission.

Hanna was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2016 and has spent months in the hospital with countless doctors, medications, and testing. Hanna and Jake have a goal to share their stories and raise money and awareness for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation in hopes of helping others that are suffering every day.

Read Jake and Hanna’s full stories at cityofparkland.org/ourstory.

The Parkland Dash is fun for the whole family, strollers are welcome on all courses. All participants will receive a medal, T-shirts will be provided for the first 500 pre-registered participants, and food will be available following the race. Awards will be given for overall winners, masters, and individual age groups.

For more information, visit cityofparkland.org/dash or call 954-757-4105.