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Festival & 5K




Although this year's Down Syndrome Festival & 5K is over, we are STILL TAKING DONATIONS at this site until October 31, 2015.

You are still able to donate to our amazing fundraising teams until this date.

2015 Down Syndrome Festival & 5K


Down Syndrome Festival & 5K

The DSACO Festival & 5K will be held on September 26, 2015 at the Bricktown Ballpark. This year is our 21st awareness walk to bring awareness to the 21st chromosome! I'm sure many of you can't believe how quickly the time as passed since our first walk in 1995.

This year we expect attendance at our walk and 5K to exceed 6,000!

The Festival & 5K is the major, annual fundraising event for the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma. All monies raised will stay in the central Oklahoma area to fund the various activities and programs supported by DSACO.

The event is open to the public. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. and the awareness walk (one lap around the ballpark) will begin at 9:30 a.m. Gates will open and the festival fun begins at approximately 9:40 a.m. at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Activities will include raffles, moon bounces, petting zoo, games, music, and much

Runners must be signed up by Sept. 11 to get a t-shirt/medal at the event!



Down Syndrome OKC ThunderRegister your team today and start fundraising to receive AWESOME incentives!

Every team that turns in (or raises online) at least $1,000 online by 11:59 p.m. on September 24, 2015, will be entered into a grand prize drawing that includes four lower-level tickets to an Oklahoma City Thunder game and a $200 Mickey Mantle's gift card.

Teams that raise $500 (online or by turning money into the office) by September 11, 2015 will have a sign with a photo of their loved one with Down syndrome placed along the 5K route on the day of the event. The team will also get to keep the sign after the race.

Down Syndrome OKC Thunder

All teams that turn in (or raise online) $250 online by 11:59 p.m. on September 24, 2015, will receive a free Down Syndrome Festival & 5K t-shirt, 2016 Bountiful Blessings Calendar and Team Photo on the day of the walk.

Who do proceeds benefit?

  All proceeds raised from the Festival and 5K will benefit the families the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma serves. Our mission is “to raise awareness and provide support, as well as promote acceptance and inclusion for people with Down syndrome.”

We accomplish these goals through a number of programs including, but not limited to:

Down Syndrome Oklahoma• Kylee’s Kitchen (teen & self-advocate microwave-based cooking classes for independent living)

• Learning Lab & Tutoring Center

• Family and Teen/Adult Social Events

• Parent to Parent Support Groups

Down Syndrome Oklahoma• New Parent Packets and Quarterly Breakfasts

• Lending Library

• Workshops with local and national speakers geared towards parents, educators and medical professionals

2015 Festival & 5K Run and Walk Route