PUNXSUTAWNEY – Dash 4 Diabetes is back again this year for another run / walk and raise funds for the American Diabetes Association.
The run began in June 2009 to raise awareness of diabetes among the Punxsutawney community. The event was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, in its eleventh year, the race is back to show support for research to hopefully find a cure for diabetes.
The event begins on Maple Ave. 120 on the fields of the Punxsutawney Little League. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K run starts at 9:00 a.m. and the 1-mile walk starts at 10:00 a.m.
If you want to register before Saturday morning, you can register online at runsignup.com for $ 20 for the 5K race and $ 15 for the walk. Participants can register for multiple events.
The 5 km trail leads from the ball fields to the Punxsutawney Rails to Trails path. There is a water stop along the way and a scenic course that goes flat and back. Then fresh fruit is available.
After the race there are also activities for children, basket raffles and an award ceremony. All participating children receive a medal.
Age groups are broken down by decades, that is, between 20 and 29 years old, between 30 and 39 years old, and so on. Professional timing is provided by Gingerbread Man Timing Services.