Donut Dash


For those who love staying fit and also enjoying the fruits of their labor—or rewarding themselves after a particularly good run—don’t miss the Donut Dash on Saturday, March 7 at 8:30 a.m. in Land Park.

The race, now in its seventh year, raises funds for the Child Life Program at Sutter Children’s Center. Founder Zack Wandell is himself a volunteer at the Child Life Program and was inspired to create the event when he learned of a similar race being held at North Carolina State University in 2009. Wandell decided to replicate the event to help a local cause he loves, and thus began the Donut Dash: a four-mile race after which participants are treated to four delicious donuts (or six donut holes) from Marie’s Donuts on Freeport Boulevard.

Last year’s race brought in $60,000 in donations for the Child Life Program to fund projects like Beads of Courage and Music Therapy as well as to provide art supplies, games, toys, movies, video games, iPads and exercise equipment to children coping with illness. The program also helps families with their medical experiences, educates children about their illnesses, prepares them for procedures and surgeries, offers normal childhood play experiences and celebrates holidays and special events during hospitalization.

To register and for more information, visit William Land Park is located at 3800 South Land Park Drive.

Who: Donut Dash “Lucky #7”
What: Race benefiting Sutter’s Child Life Program
When: Saturday, March 7 at 8:30 a.m.
Where: William Land Park, 3800 South Land Park Dr., Sacramento