I am so excited to share HudsonAlpha’s second-annual Double Helix Dash with you. It’s one of my favorite events hosted at the institute. Where else can you run on the world’s largest replica* of human DNA? Only here, folks. Only at HudsonAlpha.

Scheduled for April 2, the 5K race starts at 5:30 p.m. and the 1-mile twilight run begins after the 5K race is completed. My favorite part of both is the last stretch. (And no, that’s not because it means I’m finished.) It’s my favorite because runners finish on the double helix sidewalk that runs through McMillian Park. 

Last year, the race was at capacity and it’s filling up quickly this year. If you think it sounds like a fun race,  you’re right!  If you sign up now, you’ll pay a lower registration fee. Prices go up starting Tuesday. 

You may register for the race through this link. Looking for more details? Go to the Dash website and Facebook page. Peruse this album if you’d like to see how much fun it was last year. 


So seriously, what are you waiting for? 

*Legally, I’m supposed to tell you we believe it to be the world’s largest 
replica. We’re waiting on Guinness to (technically) verify. 
-Victoria Cumbow, communications specialist