Discovery Park of America Adds a 1-Mile Fun Run and New Partners to the Annual Discovery Dash

Union City, Tenn.—The annual Discovery Dash fundraiser hosted by Discovery Park of America in Northwest Tennessee will be held on Sat., Sept. 17, 2022, and will include new a 1-mile fun run added to the current 5K and 10K.

Pediatric Place of Union City will once again host Pediatric Day at the museum on the day of the Discovery Dash. There will be vendors and organizations located throughout the park providing child-friendly healthy lifestyle education and information about resources and services available to children in this region. Children 17 and under receive free admission for Pediatric Day.

“I can assure anyone who has not participated in our run in the past, it features one of the most unique routes in the world. Runners make their way through our entire 50-acre heritage park that features a man-made river flowing through the extensively landscaped property, along with waterfalls, bridges and other water features,” said Scott Williams, Discovery Park’s president and CEO. “Nowhere else can you dash by a 120-year-old church, an 1800s frontier settlement, a reproduction of a town from the early 20th century and a complete vintage train station.”

Sponsors of the 2022 Discovery Dash include Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union CityDynamix Physical TherapyHibbett SportsVantage Coffee RoastersPediatric Place of Union CitySugar and Spice ClothingUltimate Fitness of Union City, and The Sideline.

Awards will be presented in the 5K and 10K for males and females in the age categories of 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over.


7:30 a.m. – Registration begins

8 a.m. – 10K begins

8:30 a.m. – 5K begins

9 a.m. – 1-Mile Fun Run begins

10 a.m. – Award Ceremony

Registration prior to July 31 is $25 and includes a Discovery Dash T-shirt and two free admission tickets to Discovery Park for the day. Beginning August 1, the registration fee will be increased to $30 dollars, and race T-shirts will be available only while supplies last.

More information is available at

Photo caption: Runners competing in the 2021 Discovery Dash on the grounds of Discovery Park of America.

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