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USATF 500 pt. Grand Prix Event

10K Race

$35 10:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after August 1, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
USATF 500 pt. Grand Prix Event

5K Race

$25 10:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after August 1, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Show Your Support For Alternatives

Fun Walk

$20 10:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after August 1, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Description

Join us at the Dignity Dash to support Alternatives, Inc.

Bring your family and friends and join us for a beautiful day in a picturesque park! The flat and fast course provides an ample amount of shade, making it a great place to set PB's! 

 

Extra Bonus for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Overall Winners & 

1st Place Men and Women Per Age Category

  • Winner Medal and generous gift certificate at Sneaker Factory in Basking Ridge

 

What to Expect at the Event

  • Tons of food and a plentiful amount of water and other beverages;

  • Music playing all morning long to get you pumped up for the challenge;

  • Water stations along the course, where runners can recharge;

  • Duke Island Park is a great place to spend the day with the family. The Dash begins near the playground and is sure to please kids young and older;

  • 10k or 5k USATF sanctioned and timed races - part of the Grand Prix;

  • Fun Walk (about a mile);

  • FREE Kids Dash for those under 10;

  • T-Shirts for first 150 sign ups  

  • Medals and coupons from Sneaker Factory in Basking Ridge for all runners

 

The medal ceremony will take place as soon as results are tabulated.

 

Other Ways to Help

  • Start a Fundraiser - even those who don't attend, can contribute

  • Volunteer - proof of service hours available

 

 

Race

         

 

Our Mission

Alternatives, Inc. provides comprehensive services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, those with mental health diagnoses, as well as individuals and families experiencing homelessness, to enable them to reach their highest level of independence and integration in the community. We are committed to being the human services agency of choice in providing residential and support services to people in the Greater Central New Jersey community.

Our person-centered philosophy is dedicated to providing each person served the support they need to assist them in achieving their goals.  No matter what challenges you may face, Alternatives will develop an individualized plan to help you on your journey as an active member of our community.

Facebook Group

The Dignity Dash Group is a members only support/online resource page, which offers those who are training for the Alternatives, Inc. Dignity Dash or are thinking of joining our merry band an outlet to Toot Your Own Horn as you conquer milestones, ask for support when every step is a challenge or offer encouragement as we travel this road to the Dash. Be sure to use #dignitydash wherever you can!

 

This group was created to serve as an open forum where kindness rules and where those who are supportive of Alternatives and each other come together as a community to offer encouragement.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Place

Duke Island Park-Parking Lot C
191 Old York Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

One Mile Walk Map

5k Map

10k Map

Directions

Duke Island Park-Parking Lot C
191 Old York Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

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