Discovery Park of America Adds 1-Mile Fun Run and New Partners to the Annual Discovery Dash

Union City, Tenn. - The annual Discovery Dash fundraiser hosted by Discovery Park of America in Northwest Tennessee will be held on Sat., Set. 17, 2022, and will include new 1-mile fun run added to the current 5K and 10K.

Pediatric Place of Union City will once again host Pediatric Day at the museum on the day of the Discovery Dash. There will be vendors and organizations located throughout the park providing child-friendly healthy lifestyle education and information about resources and services available to children in this region. Children 17 and under receive free admission for Pediatric Day.

"I can assure anyone who has not participated in our run in the past, it features one of the most unique routes in the world. Runners make their way through our entire 50-acred heritage park that features a man-made river flowing through the extensively landscaped property, along with waterfalls, bridges and other water features," said Scott Williams, Discovery Park's president and CEO. "Nowhere else can you dash by a 120-year-old church, and 1800s frontier settlement, a reproduction of a town from the early 20th century and a complete vintage train station."

Sponsors of the 2022 Discovery Dash include Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City, Dynamix Physical Therapy, Hibbett Sports, Vantage Coffee Roasters, Pediatric Place of Union City, Sugar and Spice Clothing, Crossfit Proselyte, Ultimate Fitness of Union City, and The Sideline.
Awards will be presented in the 5K and 10K for males and females in the age categories of 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over.


7:30 a.m. - Registration begins

8 a.m. - 10K begins

8:30 a.m. - 5K begins

9 a.m. - 1-Mile Fun Run begins

10 a.m. - Award Ceremony

Registration prior to July 31 is $25 and includes a Discovery Dash T-shirt and two free admission tickets to Discovery Park for the day. Beginning August 1, the registration fee will be increased to $30, and race T-shirts will be available only while supplies last.

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About Discovery Park of America

The mission of Discovery Park of America, a premier world-class museum and 50-acre heritage park located in Union City, Tennessee, is to inspire children and adults to see beyond. Included is a 100,000-square-foot museum featuring 9 interactive exhibit galleries with additional space for temporary exhibits from around the world and a 50-acre heritage park. Discovery Park of America is a 501(c)(3) public charity funded by generous individuals, corporations and foundations incuding its principal funder, the Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Foundation. For more information, visit DiscoveryParkofAmerica.comFacebookInstagram and Twitter.