Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond (DSAGR) invites you to our..

9th Annual

Step UP for Down Syndrome 5K & Family Festival

 *When registering, use Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari as your web browser.*

                Registration CLOSES at 5 am on Thursday, October 8                  

To RUN only click start fundraising, join now then register

To DONATE to a team scroll to the bottom of this page athen click the team you wish to donate to

To make a general DONATION to DSAGR click the donate button to the right


Packet Pick-up: Pearson Mazda 9520 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23294 on Thursday, October 8, 3 - 8 pm and Friday, October 9, 10 - 2 pm

Saturday, October 10, 2015


Innsbrook Pavilion  4901 Lake Brook Dr, Glen Allen, VA 23060

5K Run/Walk: Starts at 8:30AM

Join us for a FREE Family Festival: 9:00AM – Noon

  • Help us Welcome Lauren Potter ("Becky" from the hit TV show GLEE)
  • FREE Family-Friendly Entertainment & Activities 
  • 4th Annual Gap Fashion Show featuring individuals with Down syndrome
  • Live Music by The Groove Motive
  • The Great DSAGR Pumpkin Patch
  • Superstars Celebration at the Finish Line
  • Sponsor, Exhibitor, & Advocacy Displays 
  • We are a pet-friendly event!

...& much more, while celebrating the lives and acheivements of individuals with Down syndrome in our community!


1. WALK or RUN: Register to walk or run our 5K by clicking on START FUNDRAISING at the top of this page! Choose the "5K REGISTRATION" link.  When registering, click on "create a team" that can be linked to your fundraising page (see #3). Follow the unique link in your registration confirmation email to create your fundraising page! Additional race details coming soon.  Course map coming soon.

2. PLEDGE: Find your favorite fundraising page by clicking on "view all fundraising pages" & make a donation.


Collect pledges for our event with a fundraising page! ANY individual/group can create a fundraising page, including Team Captains (individuals with DS), walkers, runners, volunteers, virtual participants, friends, family, businesses, community groups, & more! Be sure to link your fundraising page to your favorite Team.


Top Three OVERALL individual/team fundraisers will win the following PRIZES:

1st Place - Four Unlimited passes to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA for 2016 season

2nd Place - Three Unlimited passes to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA for 2016 season

3rd Place - Two Unlimited passes to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA for 2016 season


Team Captains/Individuals who fundraise at these levels will earn GREAT PRIZES... (Coming Soon)

$250 OR MORE:4 tickets to meet and greet Lauren Potter on October 10

$500 OR MORE:Dinner for four to dine somewhere in RVA

$1,000 OR MORE: 2 ONE-DAY passes to Water Country USA (Not applicable to top three fundraisers)

$1,500 -  Breakfast and Lunch in the VIP area for up to 4 people on October 10

*You earn all other prizes at lower levels too!

TEAMMATES' REGISTRATION FEES count toward your Team Captain's fundraising total!

4. VOLUNTEER Register by visiting our NEW volunteer registration site at Link: (Coming soon).    *ONLINE VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION CLOSES 10/8/15 at Noon.* Contact Bonnie Ballsrud, Volunteer Coordinator, at with any questions.


About the Event: Email or visit the links under RESOURCES.

About First Giving: Email or call (877) 365-2949, 9AM-5PM, Mon.-Fri.



Your financial support funds DSAGR's efforts to improve the quality of life of individuals with DS & their families in our community.

Financial donations are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. 



Play DSAGR 5K Promo 2015