The National Federation of the Blind Presents
The NFB Dot Dash 8K
Run from Federal Hill through Ft. McHenry and back.
A Race to Address the Literacy Crisis of the Nation's Blind
When: June 2, 2013 Race Start 8:00AM
Packet Pick Up
Saturday June 1, 2013
12-4PM Falls Road Running Store
6247 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209
Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up
Sunday June 2, 2013
6:00AM - 7:50AM
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells St
Mail in Registration
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Race Start 8:00AM Sharp
9:45AM Awards and Post-Race Party in Members Hall, National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute.
The Race Will Support:
Your support of the NFB DOT DASH will fund our efforts to eliminate the Braille literacy crisis that currently exists in the United States. Braille is a tactile code of dots on a page that blind people use to read and write effectively. Yet, only ten percent of blind children are receiving instruction in Braille in the public schools. Additionally, there are not enough programs to teach Braille to blind adults. The NFB DOT DASH is one means of ensuring that we do not leave these blind people behind. Come help us get every blind person to the literacy finish line!
The course begins on Wells Street and winds through Federal Hill, runs through Ft. McHenry and, finishes on Wells Street in front of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute.
Top 3 Overall M&F. Top 3 in age groups 1-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Before March 31st: $30
After March 31st: $35
Race Day: $40
Each mile is marked and professional race management and timing are provided with chip timing.
To ensure runner safety, unregistered runners, bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, baby joggers, the use of headphones or earplugs, and dogs are strictly prohibited on the course
All participants must wear the race bib provided on the front of their body and may not be folded, cut or altered. Do not rip off the bottom tag of your race numbers.
There will be bathrooms at the National Federation of the Blind before and after the race
Race Logistics: Call Brad Jaeger at 410-868-9219 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All Other Questions: Call Lou Ann Blake, J.D. 410-659-9314, ext 2221 email@example.com
Driving Directions to Race Site:
The NFB is located approximately twenty blocks south of downtown Baltimore in a section of the city known as South Baltimore. It is bordered by Johnson Street on the east, Wells Street on the south, Byrd Street on the west, and Barney Street on the north. Both Wells and Barney dead-end at Riverside Park, which is directly across Johnson Street, east of the Center. The NFB is very close to Interstate 95, the nearest exit/entrance ramp being only about six blocks southwest of the Center on Hanover Street. In 2007, the NFB opened its new, fully accessible entrance on Wells Street; the door on Johnson Street is no longer in use.
There will be a video camera at the finish line recording the race finish for viewing after the event. A link with live results throughout the race will also be available.