Run for the Buds 3.21 Miler - Virtual Event

Fri October 16 - Sun October 18

The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware presents the 12th Annual Run for the Buds.  

**COVID-19 Update**  This year's event will be a virtual 3.21 miler.  

This event celebrates ALL people with special needs with proceeds going to the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware.  The DSA of Delaware is a statewide non-profit supportive resource, advocating for the acceptance of individuals with Down syndrome to achieve the same level of access and opportunity as their peers.   


3.21 Miler

Why the 3.21 distance?  

Down syndrome is also known as Trisomy 21.  The triplication of the 21st chromosome causes Down syndrome.  Hence the reason we will run/walk 3.21 miles.  


How does the virtual event work?

You will run or walk the 3.21 distance anywhere you want sometime between Friday October 16th - Sunday October 18th.

BIBS: You may print a digital bib by finding your name under the Find A Participant' tab, click on your assigned bib number and then Print. 

RACE: Track your progress on a tracking device such as a GPS watch or Phone app.  Treadmill is ok too.  You must run/walk EXACTLY 3.21 miles in order to be in the results.  

Take a picture of your device with the distance and time and email it to:

RESULTS: You can submit your results by clicking the RESULTS tab on the menu and then 'SUBMIT VIRTUAL RESULTS.'

We will tally the results but we won't have age group prizes this year.  Instead we included an extra race premium for everyone (infinity bandanas). 

We encourage you to take pics of yourself / selves while participating in the event.  And we will include them on our social media pages.

CELEBRATE: You may upload your photos by clicking the PHOTOS tab on the menu. Join us for the post race virtual Facebook Live Happy Hour sponsored by FranksWine. 

Team Fundraising Awards

Create or join a team.  The Top 3 fundraising teams will receive prizes.

Race Giveaways

Included with your registration:

- Cooling Performance Technical Shirt (Unisex, Female cut and Youth sizes available)

- Infinity Bandana / Face Buff (one size fits all)

- Discount at FranksWine store October 16th - November 30th (present your ID and race confirmation email).  

  • 19% off Wine, Bubbly and Sake

  • 9% off Beer, Spirits and Seltzers

Shipping of your swag is included with your registration (domestic).  Your items will ship to the address you provide during registration 4-6 weeks after the event.  If you need international shipping, please contact us for rates.    


FranksWine Post Race Virtual Live Party

FranksWine is sponsoring a 1 hour Facebook Live Happy Hour on Sunday Oct 18th at 7pm.

Live music from Tom & Sara (Philly Local Impact Live).  Visit our Run for the Buds Facebook page on Sunday 10/18 for the live streaming link.   


Virtual event Contact Info

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Virtual event Website

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