Virtual Event Details

This year you can also register for our NEW VIRTUAL RACE! Can’t make it to the physical Darling Dash in Sugar Land, Texas? Then join us virtually and run or walk or bike or skip or whatever the Virtual Darling Dash whenever it’s convenient for you! Each registration includes a finisher medal and a race t-shirt which will be mailed to you.

Darling Dash 5k proceeds fund As One Foundation activities such as our sickle cell trait awareness program, Operation Hydration that encourages hydration as prevention of athletic or fitness related death – especially in sickle cell trait carriers.

 

Your Race, Your Time, Your Place

8 am CST, Sunday, February 26, 2017 or run, bike, walk, swim, skip in the Virtual DASH ANY time YOU want by February 26, 2017.

The race is Virtual so you pick your own time, place, pace and passion. Then run or walk your 5k wherever your heart desires. Share your pictures on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #DarlingDash and we’ll randomly pick winners and announce them on March 6.

 

Participant Awards

All participants will receive a free t-shirt (size guaranteed if registered by 2/17/17) and a medal.

 

Entry Fee

CATEGORY VIRTUAL RACE
Any Age $35 (until 9/30/16)
$40 (after 9/30/16)

 

 

2017 Darling Dash Sponsors

Special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, UT Physicians Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center!



On February 26, 2001, 18 year old, Devaughn Darling lost his life due to exhaustion during spring football practice at Florida State University. He would leave his identical twin brother, Devard Darling to live on and fulfill their shared dream to play professional football. Devard would persevere and not only make it to the NFL but also establish the As One Foundation, in memory of Devaughn. Both twins carry the sickle cell trait, which alone is no real threat to the 8% of people of color born in America. But, coupled with physical rigor and lack of hydration, could be fatal. In other words, Devaughn’s death was preventable. Marking the 16th anniversary of Devaughn’s death, Darling Dash 5k revenue will help fund the As One Foundation’s scholarship fund and efforts to prevent future deaths of young athletes by promoting sickle cell trait awareness through Operation Hydration that encourages hydration as prevention of athletic or fitness related death – especially in sickle cell trait carriers.

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