6 Dot Dash

  • NFB Jernigan Institute 200 East Wells Street Baltimore, MD
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The 6 Dot Dash is an annual 6K race that is organized by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). The goal of the event is to raise funds that are used to support our programs that help blind people live the lives they want.

Five Reasons to Support the 6 Dot Dash
1. 2017 NFB BELL (Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning) Academy – A two week program that provides blind children initial or advanced Braille instruction in fun, interactive ways. The program will be held in over 40 locations all throughout the country this summer.

2. NFB Free White Cane Program – Any blind individual in the United States and Puerto Rico is offered a free white cane every six months because the NFB believes that a cane is a means to independence, safety, and confidence.

3. 2017 NFB Youth Slam – A week long opportunity for blind high school students to get excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) by offering hands-on learning opportunities. Students learn that careers in STEM fields are well within their reach as we raise their expectations.

4. NFB Newsline® – A free digital talking newspaper/magazine service that has over 400 publications, TV listings, weather alerts, job listings, and much more. The service can be used over the telephone, computer, iPhone app, or email. The freedom to read what you want, when you want, and where you want, so that you can live the life you want!

5. Supporting Your Community – Since 1978, the National Federation of the Blind has made its home in Baltimore. Why not come out and support a local nonprofit with a fantastic mission?
 
The NFB is the largest organized group of blind people in the nation. Since 1940, we have been helping blind people live the lives they want through education, advocacy, training, and services, because we know that blindness is not the characteristic that defines blind people or their futures. Your participation and donations go a long way towards furthering our mission


ENTRY FEES

If you are registering as part of a team please pick or enter that team when prompted to do so during the registration process.
•    $30.00 before May 1 (children age 6-12: $5.00)
•    $35.00 after May 1 (children age 6-12: $10.00)
•    $40.00 Race Day (children age 6-12: $15.00)
•    Children 5 and under are FREE

Register by May 1 to receive a tech T-shirt for adults or a planting kit for children 12 and younger!

Click here for a printable mail-in registration form.

There are no refunds or transfers of registration fees permitted for this event. 

For more information about the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, and our 6 Dot Dash, email Jerniganinstitute@nfb.org


RACE INFORMATION

Questions? Please contact Kelly Dees at kelly@charmcityrun.com


Packet Pick-Up

Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Charm City Run - Baltimore (McHenry Row)
1713 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD 21230

Race Day
Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.
National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, MD  21230


Amenities

All runners registered by May 1 will receive a tech T-Shirt for adults or a planting kit for children 12 and younger. Shirts and planting kits are not guaranteed after this date.
 
Water stops and mile markers will be set up throughout the course. 

Post-race food and refreshments will be provided to all participants and volunteers


Course

This 6K kicks off at the NFB Jernigan Institute, and winds through the Baltimore Inner Harbor before finishing back at the NFB. The 6 Dot Dash will be held rain or shine. For the runners' safety, no strollers, skateboards, bikes, or rollerblades are allowed on the course. 


Teams

The teams with the most registered participants by June 1 will win a gift certificate to a local restaurant.

If you are registering as part of a team please pick or enter that team when prompted to do so during the registration process


Awards

Top three overall male and female

Top male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: 15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over

Team with the most registered participant


Post Race Festivities

Please join us for a post-race party and awards ceremony with food and refreshments!


Event Guidelines

Please no roller blades, skates, bikes, dogs, pets or headphones allowed on the race course. Your race number must be worn on your front and must be visible. DO NOT exchange or give your race number to another participant.