Zoe’s Rainbow Dash Kickoff Slated For Saturday At Hamilton Place

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The official “Zoe’s Rainbow Dash” kick-off will be on Saturday, at 4 p.m. on the stage at Hamilton Place Mall.  The second annual family-friendly 5k color run will take place on Friday, July 4 at 8 a.m. around the perimeter of the mall. 

This unique color run is being held in honor of 10-year-old Zoe Madeline McDonough and her grandmother, Sue McDonough whose lives were tragically cut short during a freak boating accident in July, 2012.

The McDonough family created the colorful 5k to continue the legacy of these two amazing souls with 100% of the proceeds benefiting their beloved charities including Ronald McDonald House Charities Chattanooga, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga, Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes, Children’s Hospital Foundation, Bethlehem Center and the New Richland Area Food Shelf.  In the inaugural race last year,  Zoe's Rainbow Dash was able to give back $40,000 and plans to raise even more money for charities this year. 

WRCB’s Cindy Sexton will host the kick-off with a variety of activities including entertainment featuring the “Rainbow Dancers”, Zumba dancing and Kenzie Campbell, a fourth grader at Wallace A. Smith Elementary school who will sing “Gold”. 

Guests will have an opportunity to learn more about the 5k race including volunteer opportunities, team registration incentives and more. 


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