Thank you for participating in the 2017 Double Helix Dash to help children suffering from undiagnosed genetic disorders.

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The Double Helix Dash 5K and 1-mile fun run is one of the most unique races in North Alabama. It begins and ends on Genome Way in front of HudsonAlpha and winds through McMillian Park’s distinctive double helix path.

If you are interested in participating in the Mayor’s Corporate Team Challenge, please fill out and mail this form. All Mayor’s Corporate Challenge entries must be postmarked by March 24, 2017.

Proceeds from the Double Helix Dash support HudsonAlpha’s work with rare and undiagnosed genetic disorders, which affect some 25 million children and adults across the country. Through the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) program and the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine, HudsonAlpha is providing life-changing and life-saving answers to families struggling with rare and undiagnosed diseases. Using our cutting-edge sequencing technology, HudsonAlpha scientists have already provided much-needed diagnoses for children in our community.

This effort is changing lives across North Alabama. Anna Brooke, a CSER patient from Florence, is this year’s Double Helix Dash Childhood Champion. Anna Brooke is just one example of how HudsonAlpha’s work is not only providing answers, but also delivering hope and peace of mind. (Click here to watch Anna Brooke’s story)

Thanks to all who supported the race last year by running, volunteering or simply cheering on participants. A big thank you to our 2017 sponsors and partners:

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 event, please contact Karen Petersen, Director of Annual and Planned Giving, at If you have any questions directly related to the race, please contact Alex Clark, Race Director at


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