The only event dedicated to Down Syndrome Awareness that stops traffic in the nation's capital. #stoptraffic4ds
Recently named the 2017 BEST 5K by RunWashington, Race4Respect™ 5K & 1K Kids Dash was founded on the belief that if given an opportunity to experience an event together with someone who has Down syndrome, or any other disability, it will help to eliminate negative stereotypes and judgments. These are the people that will one day be more inclined to hire these individuals, help them at the bus stop, chat with them at a coffee shop, or simply believe in their ability before automatically dismissing them as unable. Race4Respect™ offers a USATF sanctioned 5K, 1K Kids Dash and a Virtual Race Option on the most coveted course in Washington, DC. This is a family friendly event with
DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS, #stoptraffic4ds
RACE4RESPECT™, 5K & 1K KIDS DASH
R4R's lowest offer EVER!
$21 registration fee for the first 321 runners to register for the 5K!
Race4Respect™ requires a large planning committee and team of volunteers for two-three weeks leading up to the actual race. We have big jobs like registration or volunteer manager as well as small and specific jobs such as creating a flyer or email marketing template. Race week and day volunteer jobs will be posted in the upcoming months. Company, school or organization teams of volunteers are welcome!
We are thrilled to announce that Debra Alfarone, Edward R. Murrow award winning TV Anchor & Reporter, On-Camera Confidence Coach, and TEDx & Keynote Speaker AND John Franklin “Frank” Stephens, an American disability advocate, actor and athlete will co-hosting the Sixth Annual Race4Respect on June 1st, 2019!
Both Debra and Frank have become regulars at the festive and inspiring Race4Respect™
on Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, DC. We look forward to their positive energy and flair for inspiration that lights up all that they do. Who better to lead us in our celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness than someone who excels in her craft of storytelling, and someone who has used uses his story to advocate on behalf of so many? We can’t wait to get the race started with Debra and Frank- hope to see you there!
WIN A GRANT FOR YOUR SCHOOL
TEAM UP CHALLENGE
Giving Back to the Community! Race4Respect™ is committed to serving individuals with Down syndrome by supporting their entire community. The TeamUp School Challenge awards special education grants to school teams. In 2017, R4R awarded three grants to schools who have implemented programs and services to support individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities within their schools to achieve a more inclusive environment.
Race4Respect™ was established in 2014 and continues to #stoptraffic4ds on the most coveted race course in Washington, DC. Reminisce through the years of the only event dedicated to Down Syndrome Awareness in the nation’s capital!
“What I thought was going to be a jog around the city, turned out to be the best 5K in Washington, DC!” -R4R Participant