07 Apr 2020

On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the Double Helix Dash will start on the HudsonAlpha campus. It 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 for packet pick up information when it is available for the 2020 race. 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 Madison, was 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.

Check out the race map to view the unique course.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2020 event, please click here or contact Karen Petersen, Director of Annual and Planned Giving, at kpetersen@hudsonalpha.org. A big thank you to our 2019 sponsors and partners. If you have any questions directly related to the race, please contact Alex Clark, Race Director, at aclark1983@gmail.com.