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June 1, 2024     |    The Backyard at Lock 3    |    8:30am - 11:00am

Event Overview

Join us for our third annual Dash for Down Syndrome: A competitive 5k, 1-mile family-friendly walk, and kids dash for acceptance! Whether you're setting a goal to run your first 5k or want to do something fun and active with your whole family, come out and help us raise awareness and spread our message of acceptance for all! Save the date for Saturday, June 1st, 2024! More details to come.

Help us surpass our numbers from last year! In 2023:

  • 118 people took the challenge
  • 17 teams pledged acceptance for all
  • Over $26,000 raised to support free, purposeful programming at GiGi's Playhouse Canton

Our Mission

We challenge you to MOVE for ACCEPTANCE

See you in

Your Support Changes Lives

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"Time flies when you're having fun, and that's what the Playhouse is. Everyone genuinely cares about each other, and we have a great time together."

- Alyse, Conner's mom 

Event Details

Backyard at Lock 3
200 S. Main St
Akron, OH 44308

$15 Kids Registration
$35 Adult Registration
FREE Individuals with Down syndrome

Schedule

8am - Registration Open
8:30am - Dash for Down Syndrome
9am - 5K
10am - Walk for Acceptance
10:30am - Awards

National Sponsorship Opportunities

All National Sponsors receive the following benefits

  • Recognized as a National Sponsor on the main event webpage (3.5 million) and direct email blasts (200,000+)
  • Recognition as #GenerationG - Certified organization in GiGi’s Playhouse Corporate Disability DEI Initiative
  • Link on all national emails pre- and post-event
  • Recognition on all media advisories/releases and promotional efforts across 55+ locations.

Presenting Sponsor - $100,000

  • Exclusive event sponsorship naming rights at 55+ GFAC events, including logo on the front of all event t-shirts (15K+)
  • Sponsorship recognition at GiGi’s 2024 signature events
  • Sponsorship logo on all GFAC websites
  • 30 VIP tickets to the National Gala
  • 3 Foursomes at National Golf Outing
  • Sponsor logo on National Golf Outing shirts
  • Premium ad placement in our 2024 issue of the #GenationG Magazine
  • Opportunity to create a personalized plan of GiGi’s Corporate Disability DEI Initiative
  • Recognition on our website as a Certified #GenerationG Organizational Partner
  • Guest Podcast Opportunity

Platinum Sponsor - $75,000

  • VIP logo placement at 55+ GFAC events and on all event t-shirts (15K+)
  • Sponsorship recognition at GiGi’s 2024 signature events
  • Sponsorship logo on all GFAC websites
  • 20 VIP tickets to the National Gala
  • 2 Foursomes at National Golf Outing
  • Opportunity to create a personalized plan of GiGi’s Corporate Disability DEI Initiative
  • Premium ad placement in our 2024 issue of the #GenationG Magazine
  • Recognition on our website as a Certified #GenerationG Organizational Partner

Gold Medal Sponsor - $50,000

  • VIP logo placement at 55+ GFAC events and on all event t-shirts (15K+)
  • Sponsorship recognition at GiGi’s National 2024 signature events
  • Sponsorship logo on all GFAC websites
  • 10 VIP tickets to the National Gala
  • 1 Foursomes  at National Golf Outing
  • Premium ad placement in our 2024 issue of the #GenationG Magazine
  • Opportunity to create a personalized plan of GiGi’s Corporate Disability DEI Initiative
  • Recognition on our website as a Certified #GenerationG Organizational Partner

Silver Medal Sponsor - $25,000

  • Logo placement at 55+ GFAC events and on all event t-shirts (15K+)
  • Sponsorship logo on all GFAC websites
  • Opportunity to create a personalized plan of GiGi’s Corporate Disability DEI Initiative
  • Recognition on our website as a Certified #GenerationG Organizational Partner

Bronze Medal Sponsor - $10,000

  • Logo placement at 55+ GFAC events and on all event t-shirts (15K+)
  • Sponsorship logo on all GFAC websites
  • Recognition on our website as a Certified #GenerationG Organizational Partner

Local Sponsorship Opportunities

Racer Sponsor - $5,000

  • Custom banner designed and displayed at sponsored location
  • Logo on event signage
  • Logo inclusion in local media print advertisements
  • Listing in press releases
  • Logo on event publicity (posters, e-blasts, etc.)
  • Logo included in 5 social media posts
  • Inclusion in announcements at event

Sprinter Sponsor - $2,500

  • Custom yard sign designed and displayed at sponsored location
  • Logo Inclusion in local media print advertisements
  • Listing in press releases
  • Logo in event publicity (posters, e-blasts, etc.)
  • Logo included in 3 social media posts
  • Inclusion in announcements at event

Jogger Sponsor - $1,000

  • Logo inclusion in local media print advertisements
  • Listing in press releases
  • Logo on event publicity (posters, e-blasts, etc.)
  • Logo included in 1 social media
  • Inclusion in announcements at event

Walker Sponsor - $500

  • Name inclusion in media print advertisements
  • Name on event publicity (posters, e-blasts, etc.)

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

Finish Line Sponsor - $2,500

  • Name or logo displayed at the finish line
  • Information included in the race packet

Bib Sponsor ($1,125) 

  • Name or logo displayed at the registration table
  • Information included in the race packet

Tent Sponsor ($1,000) 

  • Name or logo displayed by celebration tent

Award Sponsor ($500) 

  • Information to be given out with prizes to top teams and runners