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5K Run for Dyslexia 2017


DDVA 5K for Educator Scholarships

On October 15th DDVA will host its 3rd Annual DDVA 5K Run for Dyslexia and 1 Mile Fun Run.  This year’s proceeds will directly provide funding for educator scholarships to further their knowledge base around multisensory structured language instruction (MSLI).  The number of scholarships we hope to award will be based on runner participation and sponsorship commitment, so get your registrations in, consider forming teams, seek sponsorships, and tell your friends!

 Complete the DDVA Educator Scholarship Application

Scholarships will range from $100 – $1500 depending on the request. Application deadline is September 30th, 2017.  

Please contact with questions regarding the application process.


October 15, 2017

Start time: 8:00am

Burke Lake Park, Fairfax Station 

Shelter B

Decoding Dyslexia Virginia is proud to sponsor our 3rd Annual 5K Run for Dyslexia and 1 Mile Fun Run on October 15th, 2017 at Burke Lake Park, Fairfax Station in celebration of October being Dyslexia Awareness Month.  We’ve added dyslexia simulation stations to the event, immediately following your completion of the 5K or the 1 Mile Fun Run!  It’s a wonderful opportunity to get a small window into what it might feel like to navigate the world with dyslexia!

Decoding Dyslexia Virginia is a grassroots movement focused on linking families to resources, support, and educational interventions for dyslexia. We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia in Virginia.

With your support, this event will rally families, friends and supporters of DDVA as we work together to achieve our mission and create change for children and adults with dyslexia in our community. All proceeds from this year’s 5K event will go directly to funding teacher professional development in support of children with dyslexia.  Stay tuned for our scholarship rollout!

What Can You Do?

1) Join us…register today!

2) Be a sponsor of the race

3) Spread the word!  Use this flyer to share the event

4) Donate

5) Volunteer on Race Day


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