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Dash to Bash Epilepsy, Mount Trashmore 5K registration open

Race returns to Cedar Rapids Sept. 10

(from left) Dale Todd, Janie Fagen and Daryl Julich, all of Cedar Rapids, rest at the summit of Mount Trashmore in Cedar Rapids during a practice run for the Trashmore 5K on Thursday, September 4, 2014. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
(from left) Dale Todd, Janie Fagen and Daryl Julich, all of Cedar Rapids, rest at the summit of Mount Trashmore in Cedar Rapids during a practice run for the Trashmore 5K on Thursday, September 4, 2014. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Registration is open for a race to raise awareness about epilepsy slated for next month.

The third annual Dash to Bash Epilepsy, also called the Mount Trashmore 5K, is scheduled for 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10. The race begins in front of the National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Place SW.

Registration is available online at Trashmore5k.com for $30 in advance or at the museum for $40 on race day.

Participants receive a race T-shirt and awards are to be given to the top finishers.

“The 5K course winds through Czech Village and then runners will make a steep 208-foot climb to the top of Mount Trashmore, a recently closed and now landscaped solid waste landfill,” according to publicity material for the race.

Last year’s event drew more than 600 people.

Race Director Dale Todd, whose son has epilepsy, helped found the race and said it’s a good way to support the 30,000 people in Iowa living with epilepsy. Proceeds benefit educational outreach and support for the Epilepsy Foundation-Iowa.

“In comparison to other statewide organizations, the Iowa Epilepsy Foundation’s budget is small, so events like this truly matter and can make the difference in helping someone have a better life,” Todd said in a news release.

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