1in5K Dyslexia Dash

1045 E Juniper Avenue
Gilbert, AZ 85234


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Event Description

Join Us for the 3rd Annual 1in5K Dyslexia Dash!

One in five struggle with literacy! Join us on September 28th at Freestone Park in Gilbert for a family-friendly fun run dedicated to raising awareness, building community, and championing literacy for all!


Event Highlights

Inclusive and Fun: This 5K welcomes participants of all ages and fitness levels. Bring your strollers and furry friends for a morning of connection and solidarity.

Building Community: More than just a run, it's a chance for dyslexic learners, advocates, and families to connect, share experiences, and spread much-needed dyslexia awareness.

Empowering Educators: Your participation helps provide valuable dyslexia and literacy training opportunities for teachers, ensuring every student has the chance to thrive.

Special Opportunity

Nominate a Teacher: Form a team of 30 and nominate a teacher for a $300 dyslexia training reimbursement scholarship. This scholarship helps equip educators with the skills to identify and support struggling readers and improve literacy outcomes. Your nomination has the power to profoundly impact students of all reading abilities in classrooms for years to come!

Don't Miss Out—Register Today! Help us reach our goal of 500 runners. Every step supports literacy for Arizona students!

Questions? Contact us at info@arizonaida.org.


IDA Arizona is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and promoting reading proficiency while raising awareness about dyslexia across Arizona. Proceeds from the Dash support our mission and provide reimbursement scholarships for teacher-training programs that support evidence-based reading instruction.

Learn more at az.dyslexiaida.org.

Unable to Join? You can still make a difference! Consider a charitable donation—each $300 supports one reimbursement scholarship for literacy training. Donate Now

IDA Arizona, EIN 86-0853711. Donations are tax-deductible.

Event details and schedule

Mail-in and Virtual Registration 

To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form! Please make check payable to StartLine Racing.

Can't make it to this year's event but still want to participate? We are excited to announce our 1in5K Dyslexia Dash Virtual Race. A virtual race is a race that can be ran at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race. You can run your race at your pace wherever you like. All virtual race participants will receive a custom event finisher's medal and custom event dri-fit tech t-shirt. All you have to do is register above! Please note - your virtual packet will be mailed out the week following the event.

Virtual Registrations are restricted to US addresses only. If you reside outside of the US and wish to participate please contact StartLine Racing at info@startlineracing.com



All Participants Receive: 

Custom Event Finisher's Medal for all participants

Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech T-Shirt for all participants. 

Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups for the 5K only. Our age groups are the following:

  • 8 & Under, 9 & 10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over

Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (granola bars, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)

Chip Timed with Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google)

Managed by StartLine Racing. Club SLR discounts do not apply.

Please note any race related items (shirts, medals, etc.) will NOT be mailed to those who choose not to attend.



Race Day Information 

Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 6:30am at Freestone Park.

We accept cash, or credit card on race day. Checks are no longer accepted.

  • Cost of registration on race day will be $40 for the 5K and $20 for the Kids Dash.

We welcome wheelchairs, strollers & wagons.

No roller blades/skates, skateboards or motorized devices are allowed on the run or walk courses.

Leashed pet and walker friendly

This event will take place rain or shine. There are no refunds for due to weather.



Packet Pick-up Opportunities 

You will have two opportunities to pickup your race packet:

  • Friday, September 27th from 3:00 - 6:00pm at Pathways School (map)
    • Pathways School is located at 1540 N Burk Street, Gilbert, AZ 85234
  • Saturday, September 28th starting at 6:30am at Freestone Park



Event schedule 

    Fri, September 27, 2024 3:00 PM - Packet Pick up at Pathways School from 3-6pm
    Sat, September 28, 2024 6:30 AM - Race Day Packet Pickup and Registration Opens
    Sat, September 28, 2024 7:30 AM - 5K Run/Walk Begins
    Sat, September 28, 2024 7:40 AM - Kids Dash Begins
    Sat, September 28, 2024 8:30 AM - Awards Ceremony Begins (approx.)

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