Am Yisrael Chai’s Daffodil Project has gotten a boost the past six springs from the annual Daffodil Dash in Dunwoody, which raises money and awareness for the effort to plant 1.5 million daffodils worldwide in memory of the children killed in the Holocaust and to continue the fight against modern examples of genocide.
Now runners and walkers downtown will get to do their part: The first Downtown Daffodil Dash will be held Saturday, Nov. 11.
Produced by Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, the event will take participants on a tour of some of downtown’s oldest neighborhoods, newest developments and iconic landmarks.
The Daffodil Project has planted 240,000 bulbs downtown with the help of CAP/ADID, starting with 110,000 in Woodruff Park in 2014. A ribbon of the flowers runs from the King Center to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
“The Downtown Daffodil Project adds meaningful vibrancy to downtown Atlanta each year,” said A.J. Robinson, the president of CAP/ADID, “and we look forward to offering the community a new signature event that is sure to invigorate the streets of our community.”
Participants can run in a timed 5K for $30 or do a fun run or walk for $25. The route starts and ends at Woodruff Park, with the timed race beginning at 8 a.m.
“With over 200,000 bulbs planted in downtown Atlanta since the launch of the Downtown Daffodil Project, we are thrilled for this opportunity to celebrate the program’s impact and its bright future,” said Andrea Videlefsky, the president of Am Yisrael Chai and founder of the Daffodil Project. Videlefsky and project were honored by Central Atlanta Progress in 2016.
Visit www.DowntownDaffodilDash.com for more information and registration.
The seventh annual Daffodil Dash in Dunwoody will be held March 25.