More than 1,500 runners flocked to Brand Boulevard early March 10, a dark and brisk Sunday morning, to take part in the 6th Annual Downtown Dash. Approximately $60,000 was raised from the dash to benefit stroke services at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.
Runners warmed up while listening to Radio Disney, which had set up a booth on the boulevard. Non-profit organizations and vendors, eager to show support to the early morning athletes, manned 26 booths along Brand.
After a slight delay at the start of the race (a lone car had parked in the middle of the roadway and had to be towed), the runners began the 5K that wound from the 200 block of Brand Boulevard around to the Americana on Brand and back again.
Medals were awarded to all participants.