The annual Daffodil Dash, a fundraiser for Am Yisrael Chai’s Holocaust awareness and genocide prevention projects, is moving about a mile south within Dunwoody on Sunday morning, April 3.
Last year the Race for 1.5 Million — a 5K run and 1-mile run and walk — started at Georgia Perimeter College (now a Georgia State University campus) and ended at the Marcus Jewish Community Center. This year, the start and finish are at Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road. Free parking is available at Peachtree Charter Middle School, 4664 N. Peachtree Road.
Registration is available online at daffodildash.org until 5 p.m. Friday, April 1, for $25 for adults and $12 for children 10 and younger. On race day, you can register starting at 8 a.m. for $30. The fee is waived for Holocaust survivors.
The 5K starts at 9 a.m.; the mile begins at 9:15.
Awards will go to the top runners in age groups ranging from 10 and under to 75 and over, as well as to the teams with the most participants (the Marist School led at press time) and the most money raised.
You can donate to a team or individual at daffodildash.org.
The proceeds of the dash support Am Yisrael Chai, best known for its effort to plant 1.5 million daffodils worldwide in memory of the 1.5 million Jewish children killed in the Holocaust, and three organizations helping children and families in Darfur, South Sudan and Rwanda: Kids for Kids, Raising South Sudan and Agahozo Shalom.
A Holocaust survivor and a refugee will speak after the race.
For more information, contact Andrea Videlefsky at email@example.com or 855-665-4234.