The annual Purple Polka Dot Race (PPDR) was created in Michigan eight years ago by the Lee
family to benefit the Vascular Birthmark Foundation (VBF). VBF helps those affected by a
vascular birthmark, anomaly, tumor or syndrome providing support and helping locate treatment options.
Maille McNicholas, Ava Pyles, Liz Stern, and Ava Wolchuck worked with the Michigan PPDR
team to create a Purple Polka Dot Race here in Pennsylvania. All have grown up with a
vascular birthmark and are committed to supporting the mission of the VBF.
The Pennsylvania Purple Polka Dot Race will be held on November 5th, 2023, at Cassel
Vineyards of Hershey! The race will be a cross country style 5k through the vineyards.
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 150 ENTRANTS.
Follow us on Instagram at @papurplepolkadotrace for more information.
Location: Cassel Vineyards of Hershey: 80 Shetland Dr, Hummelstown, PA 17036
Race day schedule:
9:00am- packet pick-up opens.
11:00am- PAPPDR 5K
12:30pm- PAPPDR 1-mile family fun run
5k race awards and raffle to follow the fun run.