The Dowd Y Run is a fundraising event held each fall with all proceeds benefiting our YMCA Community Outreach Campaign. The dollars raised provide mentors for teens, send children to summer camp, help teach valuable job skills, offer health screenings for seniors and so much more.
Outreach programs such as Afterschool, Photojournalism, and Swim Lessons have touched and improved the lives of thousands of Charlotte area residents. Your race entry fee helps to continue this support in our community.
If you run the Dowd Y Run ½ Marathon and the Thunder Road’s Amica Insurance Half Marathon, you will receive a 26.2 medal in addition to the Thunder Road Half Marathon medal when you cross the finish line on Saturday, December 12, 2009. A 39.3 medal and a Thunder Road Marathon medal will be given to you as you cross the Thunder Road Marathon finish line if you complete the Dowd Y Run Half Marathon and the Thunder Road Marathon. You must mark on the Dowd Y Run paper or online entry form which Thunder Road event in which you will be participating in order for us to process the Double Medal requests. For more information on how to register for this event, visit www.runforyourlife.com.