BADASS DASH™ TAKES IT’S CAMPAIGN OF RAISING AWARENESS & FUNDING FOR AUTISM SPEAKS TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brian King
Phone: 330-441-4255
Email: socialmedia@badassdash.com

Medina, OH – BADASS Dash™, one of the world’s leading producers of Obstacle Course Racing and Adventure runs, whose events benefit Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and possible cure for Autism; to raising public awareness about Autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder.”

We are pleased to announce our new race registration partnership with the world’s leading self-service ticketing and registration platform, Eventbrite. With 12 stops scheduled for the North American Tour having the registration platform and social media sharing elements integrated into Eventbrite are just one of many steps we’re taking to grow the BADASS Dash™ program worldwide.

Brian Sharenow, Race Director for the BADASS Dash™ series states, “Individuals within the Autism spectrum often experience the daily stress of feeling like a square pegs trying to live in a world of round holes. At each of the BADASS Dash™ events, thousands of participants celebrate the challenge of trying to overcome obstacles they wouldn’t normally face in our everyday lives. And although part of the thrill and excitement of the race is working toward conquering those obstacles, there’s a certain amount of relief that comes from knowing there’s a finish line.” Sharenow points out, “There’s an immense feeling of satisfaction knowing you completed that LAST obstacle and are headed toward the coveted finish line to celebrate with friends, family and/or fellow racers. However, for individuals within the autism spectrum, the obstacles never end – there’s always one more obstacle. The focus of these events is to hopefully be able to provide those with autism their own finish line.

“Interest in obstacle challenges is at an all-time high, as more and more people look to participate in events like BADASS Dash that are both fun and support an awesome cause, said Christine Bohle, head of endurance at Eventbrite, a registration provider. “The way BADASS Dash mixes unconventional, yet achievable obstacles into their event creates an experience that is both challenging and rewarding for the community, and will no doubt draw huge crowds.”

About BADASS Dash™

BADASS Dash™ benefits Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and possible cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. It is Autism Speaks firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals. The cause is bigger than the obstacles. For more information, visit www.badassdash.com. Find BADASS Dash™ on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter

 

About Autism Speaks and Autism Speaks Canada
Autism Speaks together with Autism Speaks Canada forms North America’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Fund raising walks for Autism Speaks are held across North America including 6 sites in Canada. Funds raised through walks and other events support Canadian autism research and community grants to agencies across Canada that work directly with children, youth and adults with autism. To learn more about Autism Speaks Canada, please visitwww.autismspeaks.ca. For more information on the Walk Now for Autism Speaks events, please visit www.walknowforautismspeaks.ca.

Information on Autism Speaks U.S can be found at http://www.autismspeaks.org/

2014-01-22T17:23:38-05:00