Dawn McMahan

I run for health and to inspire.

In February of 2014 Dawn decided to run the Run for Holland 5K. Along with getting back into running she was moved by the cause for Down syndrome and for Holland. She began with the couch to 5K program and was incredibly determined, motivated, and dedicated. She was also a great motivator for her friends and encourages them every step of the way. She completed the Run for Holland with great time but did not stop there. She went on to continue to run and motivate those around her. She completed the Orchard 4 miler in on May 31 and the Highland Night Flight on July 12. She then signed up for her first half marathon in Myrtle Beach for October. However, due to an unfortunate accident she ended up with a broken leg before the race and was forced to miss her first half marathon. Even though she was out of the race she still continued to motivate her friends to complete it. After 6 weeks in a boot and several weeks of recovery Dawn was cleared to begin running again. Through continued determination and a love of running she is back from recovery and back to running great miles. She has also registered for a half marathon in May and has has agreed to be a group leader for those wanting to train for the Run for Holland. She also continues to motivate friends and fellow runners to keep running and keep the enjoyment of running. Dawn runs for health, the love of running, run with friends, and runs for Holland.


Thank You!


Welcome to the Run For Holland 5K for Down syndrome awareness! Presented by Run For Holland Foundation.

Thank you! On behalf of the Run For Holland Foundation and the Run For Holland board of directors, thank you. Thank you for all the support, love, and encouragement that has been given to us through planning this fantastic race. It is our hope that with you all we can grow this event into more than just a 5K and 10K race that happens once a year. We want the Run For Holland idea to spread through our community like wildfire and give families and individuals the love and support they deserve.

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If you have any questions about how to register, volunteering or any other questions, please contact Race Organizer...Adam Burleson.

Phone:    (828) 385-2341
Email:    burleson.adam@gmail.com
Race Location: Riverside Park 200 E Tappan St Spruce Pine , NC 28777

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