On Saturday, November 11, runners and walkers will have an exclusive opportunity to race in Downtown Atlanta’s first-ever Downtown Daffodil Dash. Produced by Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (CAP/ADID), the event will provide participants with a tour some of Downtown’s oldest neighborhoods, newest developments, and most iconic landmarks. The Downtown Daffodil Dash is made possible by Delta Air Lines, Hughes Turner Phillips and Outfront Media.
The inaugural Downtown Daffodil Dash is the exciting next phase of the Daffodil Project that aims to celebrate its impact thus far and invite the community to participate in a daffodil planting after completing a race that highlights the best of what Downtown has to offer.
“The Downtown Daffodil Project adds meaningful vibrancy to Downtown Atlanta each year,” said A.J. Robinson, President of CAP/ADID, “and we look forward to offering the community a new signature event that is sure to invigorate the streets of our community.”
The Downtown Daffodil Dash run and walk is part of the international, award-winning Downtown Daffodil Project, produced each year by CAP/ADID and Am Yisrael Chai! in support of the worldwide Daffodil Project. The Daffodil Project aims to build a Living Holocaust Memorial by planting 1.5 million daffodils around the world to remember and represent the one and a half million children who died in Nazi-occupied Europe and in support of children who continue to suffer in humanitarian crises and genocides in the world today.
The Downtown Daffodil Project began in 2014 with the ceremonial planting of 110,000 daffodil bulbs in Woodruff Park. The Project has since expanded to 240,000 bulb plantings to date, creating a “ribbon of consciousness” between the Center for Civil and Human Rights and the King Center.
Participants will have the option to sign up for the timed 5K event for $30 or for a fun run for $25; both will follow the same route. Starting at 8:00 AM, the race will begin and end at Woodruff Park in Downtown Atlanta.