The Double Helix Dash 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.

Click here to download the registration form. 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 22, 2019.

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. Tiana Vega, a CSER patient from Decatur, is the 2019 Double Helix Dash Childhood Champion. Thanks to HudsonAlpha’s cutting-edge technology and dedicated, world-class scientists, the Vega family finally got a diagnosis after a two-year journey. Tiana suffers from Rett syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Tiana is just one example of how HudsonAlpha’s work is not only  providing answers, but also delivering hope and peace of mind.

A big thank you to our 2018 sponsors and partners. For information on 2019 sponsorships, please click here.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2019 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

Thank you for participating in the 2018 Double Helix Dash to help children suffering from undiagnosed genetic disorders. If you would like to view the 2018 race results, visit:

Click here if you would like to see or download the 2018 photos.