‘Dash for Drew’ set for fifth time in Greencastle
Over 500 runners are expected to participate in the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation's fifth annual Dash for Drew on Saturday, Nov. 13. The Dash for Drew is a family-friendly two-mile race/fun run/walk for all ages. Last year, the Dash for Drew had over 500 participants and raised over $5,000 for the foundation. Another component of the race is the Team Challenge, which allows teams of three or four runners to combine their times in order to compete for the top team prize, which includes the coveted “Golden Sneaker Award”.
Registration for the Dash for Drew will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Greencastle Antrim High School gymnasium, 300 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle. The race will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the fun run/walk to follow at 10 a.m.
Awards will be given to the male and female winner of each race division (scholastic is under 19, open is 19 to 39, masters is over 39), and the Team Challenge. All participants qualify for a special random drawing prizes following the Dash. Registration is $15 on race day.
Interested participants can visit the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation web site at www.drewmichaeltaylor.org for more information about the event.
Drew Michael Taylor, son of Randy and Marcie Taylor, was killed at the age of 3 on June 13, 2006 in a tragic auto accident. In order to honor Drew's memory, Drew's parents, Randy and Marcie Taylor, started the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation in his name to provide academic and recreational opportunities to children and youth. In the local area, the foundation currently funds Ready, Set, Go! - a kindergarten readiness program in the Shippensburg Area School District, and Drew's Hope — a grief and loss support program for children, teens and their families in Western Cumberland and Franklin Counties. Marcie Taylor also facilitates a Bereaved Parents Support Group that meets in Shippensburg the first Thursday of each month.