Over 700 runners are expected to slip on their running shoes and head to Downtown Oklahoma City tonight, Saturday, June 13 for the first annual Downtown Dash, sponsored by St. Anthony Hospital. The Downtown Dash includes a USAT&F certified 10K and 5K run, as well as a one mile fun run.
The evening kicks off at 6 p.m. with entertainment and a fitness expo located at the Devon Energy Plaza (between 9th & 10th on north Walker Avenue) at the east entrance of St. Anthony Hospital. St. Anthony will provide sports medicine experts on site to offer information on how to properly exercise and stay fit and therapists providing massages. The 10K will begin at 8 pm followed by the 5K at 8:15 pm and the one mile fun run at 8:30 pm.
The run is sanctioned by USA Track and Field and the 5,000 and 10,000 meter courses through downtown Oklahoma City are certified as accurate by the Road Racing Technical Council. Proceeds from the Downtown Dash benefit Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc., a non-profit whose purpose is to support revitalization and beautification projects in the Center City.
The Downtown Dash is produced by Downtown OKC Inc and the Downtown Business Improvement District. For more information regarding the Downtown Dash, contact Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. at (405) 235-3500 or visit www.DowntownOKC.com.