Purple Dash 5k Event Info!

This is the email that was sent out to registered participants on Thursday, October 23.  The message is posted here as a reference to our attendees!


Thanks for registering for our 3rd annual Purple Dash 5k Fun Run, Walk and Roll for Epilepsy. We are excited about the event and we hope you are too! The weather is holding up, and although it’s expected to be a cool 63 degree high, we should have a beautiful morning on the Jordan River trail!

PACKET PICKUP
For those of you interested in an early packet pickup, RUNGR8 Running Center (2608 West 12600 South, Riverton, UT) has graciously offered their store to us for packet pickup! We will be there on October 30 from 4-7PM to hand out race packets and hope that you’ll be able to come down! Shop at the store and pick up your purple running gear!

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Saturday, November 1st
Race Start: 10AM (arrive at least 30 minutes early for packet pickup if you haven’t picked up yet)
Location: East Riverfront Park Pavilion, 10991 S Riverfront Parkway, South Jordan, UT 84095
Google Map: http://www.google.com/maps?q=40.552642,-111.914324

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The 5k race is a 3.1 mile out-and-back course that will start and finish at the East Riverfront Park Pavilion. The course will proceed northbound on the Jordan River Trail for approximately 1.55 miles before turning around and running back along the same path. A course map can be found at our site here.

DIRECTIONS TO OUR 5k
From 1-15 Freeway:

  • Take Exit 293 for 10600 South in Sandy, and head West.
  • Turn Left at the light for Riverfront Parkway (directly across from Mulligan’s Golf Course)
  • Go through the first roundabout and continue to proceed on Riverfront Parkway
  • Take the first Left after the roundabout (at the sign for the Purple Dash 5k). If you get to the second roundabout you’ve gone too far!
  • Park your car and proceed to the large pavilion in the park.

From Bangerter Highway:

  • Travel to 10400 South in South Jordan, then turn and head East on 10400 South.
  • Turn Right at the light for Riverfront Parkway (directly across from Mulligan’s Golf Course)
  • Go through the first roundabout and continue to proceed on Riverfront Parkway
  • Take the first Left after the roundabout (at the sign for the Purple Dash 5k). If you get to the second roundabout you’ve gone too far!
  • Park your car and proceed to the large pavilion in the park.

PARKING
There is ample parking once you arrive.

BRING SOME DONATION DOLLARS FOR PRIZES AND CONFECTIONS
This year we’re introducing two new vendors.
Waffle Love

Waffle Love will be serving all of their waffle goodness at our event this year – just look for their truck at the pavilion during the event. They are selling a Purple Love waffle with blueberries and cream for us. We are hoping that you’ll treat yourself to one of these beautiful and tasty creations – 10% of the sales will be donated to Epilepsy Association of Utah!

Nothing Bundt Cakes

 

Nothing Bundt Cakes will provide samples and is selling their bundlet cakes at the event. The Sandy store has graciously donated a 10” decorated cake which will be presented to our Purplicious Peep, so be sure to look for this!

Epilepsy Association of Utah will be hosting a raffle for a bevy of prizes that you can win. You can buy as many tickets as you like, and bid them on any of the items by placing one or more tickets in the bowl beside that prize.

ART TENT: “DREAMERS” THEME
We’re teaming up with the Epilepsy Association of Utah Artilepsy project this year by hosting an Art Tent where anyone can draw, paint or write an entry for the project. Our theme is “Dreamers”. You are encouraged to bring your original artwork to display or submit to the Artilepsy program, or to create something at our event. We will have art supplies, coloring and chalk activities!

PUSH TO THE FINISH
We are proud to be working with Push to the Finish, an organization that places runners with kids who would otherwise not be able to compete in running events. We’re excited to welcome the PTTF runners, the amazing people they run with, and their families – this is our 3rd year to be with them and we’re ecstatic they chose our race again as part of their series.

A GENEROUS BUNCH
We have several generous supporters who have provided prizes this year. There are a lot of people to recognize who have helped to make this a really great race, so much so that it deserves another email to tell you about these people and what they are contributing (really, we’re going to dedicate a future email to this). In the meantime, here’s a list of the businesses and families we would love to recognize: Kelli Bramble Photography, Casper’s Fat Boy Ice Cream, Dunford Donuts, Ellie Tucker, H.E.R.O.I.C. Inc, Impeccable Race Timing, Mark Miller Subaru, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Road ID, Sizzler, Utah College of Massage Therapy, Utah Grizzlies, Utah Jazz, Utah Utes, Waffle Love, wAIRhouse Indoor Trampoline Park, and the fantastic folks at RUNGR8 Running Store.

ABOUT THE PURPLE DASH 5k
Our race is scheduled for Saturday, November 1 at 10AM to kick off National Epilepsy Awareness Month. We will join people across the nation who participate in events that raise awareness about epilepsy, encourage healthy lifestyles, and share their stories of living with seizures. We advocate for better understanding of Epilepsy and seizures, and provide instructions and giveaways for what to do if you see a seizure. We also promote a more active lifestyle for anyone through participation in our 5k run, walk and roll. This is our 3rd year partnering with Epilepsy Association of Utah.

We will send another update next week prior to the event. Until then, please share our site with your friends, and encourage them to join us on Saturday, November 1st for the Purple Dash 5k.

Thanks very much, and be sure to rock that Purple!

Greg Green
Race Director, Purple Dash 5k
cell 801-755-9111

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