Registrations now accepted for Downriver Dash

Sunday Times Newspapers

TAYLOR — One way to think spring is when runners mark their calendars for the April 21 Downriver Dash 5K/Walk. Applications are now being accepted for the event, hosted by the Guidance Center to promote physical activity and wellness.

The second annual run begins and ends at Wayne County Community College’s Downriver campus, 21000 North Line Road, and the trail winds through Taylor’s Heritage Park. Along with the 5K course open to runners and walkers, a Tot Trot for children 10 and under will cover a half mile, with face painting, popcorn and medals for participants.

Registrations are now being accepted online at Entry fees are $20 for individuals who register before April 8, $25 for late entries. Family and group packages are available at $15 per person; there is no fee to enter the Tot Trot.

For information regarding registration or sponsorships, call the Center at 734-785-7705. The Guidance Center has served Downriver families for 53 years with an emphasis on supporting adults and children with mental health difficulties.

In partnership with educators and residents, the Center’s outreach programs include early childhood education, free pre-school for low-income families, workforce development, Kids-TALK and community gardens. The Center assists more than 26,000 community members annually.

(James Mitchell can be reached at