Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston-Salem


Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network

Saturday, March 30, 2019

NOTE NEW START TIMES: 8:30am Fun Run & 9am 5K Timed Race

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, 421 27th Street NW, Winston-Salem



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Event Details

The 3-2-1 Deacon Dash for Down Syndrome is a 5K race fundraising event with an extra .11 mile added for a 3.21 total distance for the awareness and support of individuals with Down syndrome! Most people have 2 copies of 23 different chromosomes but individuals with Down syndrome are born with 3 copies of the 21st chromosome (the medical term for this is Trisomy 21). Your official time will be captured at the 5K finish line; the DASH is just for fun!

Date: Saturday, March 30th at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, 421 27th Street NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Parking: Enter the fairgrounds through Gate 5 off of Deacon Boulevard and park in the Midway lot. Click here for a map of the fairgrounds and Midway parking lot.

Registration: Online registration closes on Tuesday, March 26th at 11:59PM. 

Please Note: T-shirts are only guaranteed to participants who register by March 12th. All other shirts will be given out while supplies last.

Registration Includes: t-shirt, goodie bag, racing bib (5K only), music, games, light snacks and beverages. Important Note: Food trucks will provide additional food and beverages for sale.

Registration Fees:

  5K Registration Fees:

  $35 until January 31
  $40 February 1 - March 24
  $45 Race Day
  FREE for individuals with Down syndrome

  1-Mile Fun Run Fees:

  $25 until January 31
  $30 February 1 - March 24 
  $35 Race Day
  FREE for individuals with Down syndrome

  Runner in Spirit (t-shirt only):

  $35 now through race day

Matching Gifts

Does your employer have a matching gifts program? If they do, your donation just doubled! Make a donation, then ask your co-workers to do the same. Together, we can all make a difference.

Teams will get credit for obtaining matching gift donations!

Your Donation Will Enhance Lives

Your donation will make a difference in our community by supporting the Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network (PDSSN). PDSSN strives to ensure that individuals with Down syndrome in the Piedmont area are valued, included, and given the opportunities to pursue fulfilling lives. Below is a list of some of the programs and services PDSSN provides: 

  • Resource Notebooks for families affected by Down syndrome
  • New Parent Celebration
  • 3-2-1 Deacon Dash for Down Syndrome
  • Conference scholarships for families and adults with Down syndrome
  • Family social gatherings
  • Ladies Night Out
  • Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome (D.A.D.S.)
  • Educational programs for our community
  • Programs that support and promote greater inclusion
  • Next Chapter Book Club – an adult literacy program
  • No Limits II Dance Club
  • Triad First in Families Donation

For more information about PDSSN's programs and upcoming events, visit or call 336-739-DOWN (3696) or email

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