Dracula is out to change his reputation of doom and gloom by helping to raise donations for abandoned and disadvantaged children in Romania. Dracula's Dash for Hope 5K and 1/2-Mile Kids' Run is a fundraiser for Utah-based nonprofit Bridge of Love.
This is our 5th annual charity 5K and it keeps getting better every year. For 2012, we've added a shorter run for kids and planned fun Halloween-themed changes. There will be refreshments, medals, and prizes. Costumes are encouraged but not required.
While the odd-couple pairing of Dracula with hope may be a first, the cloaked count's story originates in the Transylvania region of Romania, a country with thousands of abandoned and disadvantaged children who desperately need our help. This race is all about coming together for a great cause while enjoying an exhilarating run and fun under an autumn evening sky.
Medals will be awarded to the top runners in each age group. All 5K participants will be given a race t-shirt and entered in a raffle for prizes donated by local businesses and volunteers. Additionally, runners can choose to earn other prizes by raising donations for Bridge of Love in the weeks before the race: $100 - Timex running watch; $250 - iPod Shuffle; $1,000 - iPod Touch; $2,000 - iPad 2.
For more information about Bridge of Love and our mission to help Romania's abandoned children, please visit our website at www.bridgeoflove.info. or click on the Schedule link above.
Registration and check-in is from 7:00 to 8:30 am. All participants in the Kid's race receive a medal! Registration is only $10 for the Kid's run and $25 for the 5K through October 1st. After the 1st, the 5K is $35. Online registration will close on the 12th at 8:00 p.m. See you at the race!