Double Helix Dash

Oak Barrel Half
December 19, 2016
Heel and Crank Duathlon
December 19, 2016

Double Helix Dash

April 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Hudson Alpha
Double Helix Dash @ Hudson Alpha

The Double Helix Dash 5K and 1-mile fun run is one of the most unique races in North Alabama. It begins and ends on Genome Way in front of HudsonAlpha and winds through McMillian Park’s distinctive double helix path. This year, the race will accommodate even more participants thanks to a new course. Registration is now open.

Proceeds from the Double Helix Dash support HudsonAlpha’s work with rare and undiagnosed genetic disorders, which affect some 25 million children and adults across the country. Through the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) program and the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine, HudsonAlpha is providing life-changing and life-saving answers to families struggling with rare and undiagnosed diseases. Using our cutting-edge sequencing technology, HudsonAlpha scientists have already provided much-needed diagnoses for children in our community.

This effort is changing lives across North Alabama. Lakely, a 14-year-old CSER patient, is just one example of how HudsonAlpha’s work is not only providing answers, but also delivering hope and peace of mind. (Read Lakely’s Story)

Thanks to all who supported the race last year by running, volunteering or simply cheering on participants. A big thank you to our 2016 sponsors and partners:

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2018 event, please contact Karen Petersen, Director of Annual and Planned Giving, at If you have any questions directly related to the race, please contact Alex Clark, Race Director at