AIM HIGHER 2.1 CHALLENGE

The 2024 DSANV AIM HIGHER 2.1 Challenge is an inclusive exercise and training program created to help participants train and prepare to either run or walk the 2024 DSANV Spring Sprint 5K taking place on Sunday, April 21, 2024 at the Occoquan Regional Park in Lorton, VA.

2024 DSANV AIM HIGHER 2.1 CHALLENGE DETAILS:

  • When does it start?  February 14, 2024  ***REGISTRATION WILL REMAIN OPEN***
  • How long does it last?  2.1 (2 Month 1 Week or 10 Weeks)
  • Who can participate? Everyone can participate in this inclusive DSANV program including individuals with an intellectual and/or developmental disability.  Participants must be able to walk for the duration of scheduled meetup sessions as the program is designed to help participants prepare themselves to either run or walk our 2024 DSANV Spring Sprint 5K.
  • Does the program take place in person or virtually?  Both, there will be one-hour scheduled in-person meetup sessions led by Coach Mike Frew (Founder, YOUniquely Fit), once-a-week throughout the ten week program (click here for virtual/in-person session details).  A weekly program tracker will also be provided to every participant to check-off weekly progress at home.
  • Are in person sessions considered, “drop-off” events? No, we ask anyone transporting participants to and from in-person sessions to remain at the Field House for the duration of the session.  Bleachers are available and the track facility will be available for those who would like to walk.
  • How much does the program registration cost to participate?  There are two (2) registration options to participate. 

Option-1: Participants who choose to register for the DSANV Spring Sprint 5K using the 2024 DSANV AIM HIGHER 2.1 CHALLENGE coupon code provided in the registration confirmation email, will NOT incur any cost to participate in the DSANV AIM HIGHER 2.1 CHALLENGE, other than DSANV Spring Sprint 5K registration cost.

***PLEASE NOTE, PARTICIPANTS WHO SELECT THIS OPTION MUST REGISTER FOR THE DSANV SPRING SPRINT 5k AND NOT THE FUN RUN!

Option-2: Participants who choose NOT to register for the DSANV Spring Sprint 5K, will need to select the option with a one-time $85 registration fee in order to participate in the DSANV AIM HIGHER 2.1 CHALLENGE.

Registration Now Open!

Step 1: Register for the DSANV AIM HIGHER 2.1 CHALLENGE.

*Please note ALL DSANV AIM HIGHER 2.1 CHALLENGE participants must register for the CHALLENGE before registering for the DSANV Spring Sprint 5K!

Step 2: Register for the DSANV Spring Sprint 5K using the coupon code** provided in 2024 DSANV AIM HIGHER 2.1 CHALLENGE registration confirmation email.

**Please remember to check your email for the  2024 DSANV AIM HIGHER 2.1 CHALLENGE confirmation/receipt for coupon code to be applied during your 2024 DSANV Spring Sprint 5K registration process.

2024 DSANV Spring Sprint 5K Run / Walk & Fun Run

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Occoquan Regional Park
9751 Ox Road
Lorton, VA 22079

*Please note ALL DSANV AIM HIGHER 2.1 CHALLENGE participants must register for the CHALLENGE before registering for the DSANV Spring Sprint 5K!

Step 3: Additional program information will be communicated via email to all confirmed 2024 DSANV AIM HIGHER 2.1 CHALLENGE participants.  Please see below for virtual/in-person session schedule and updates.

2024 DSANV AIM HIGHER 2.1 CHALLENGE VIRTUAL/IN-PERSON SESSION SCHEDULE:

  • All 2024 DSANV AIM HIGHER 2.1 CHALLENGE in-person sessions will be held at the George Mason University Field House and/or the outdoor track located next to the Field House. As the weather warms up in late March and April, in-person sessions may move to the outdoor track next to the Field House, weather permitting.
  • 2024 DSANV AIM HIGHER 2.1 CHALLENGE Session Details (Please Click Here)

George Mason University Field House & Outdoor Track

4501 University Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030

Program Week Dates:

  • Week-1 (2/14/24 – 2/20/24)
  • Week-2 (2/21/24 – 2/27/24)
  • Week-3 (2/28/24 – 3/05/24)
  • Week-4 (3/06/24 – 3/12/24)
  • Week-5 (3/13/24 – 3/19/24)
  • Week-6 (3/20/24 – 3/26/24)
  • Week-7 (3/27/24 – 4/02/24)
  • Week-8 (4/03/24 – 4/09/24)
  • Week-9 (4/10/24 – 4/16/24)
  • Final Preparation (4/17/24 – 4/18/24)
  • Final Preparation (4/19/24 – 4/20/24)
  • RACE DAY! – 2024 DSANV Spring Sprint 5K (4/21/24)

Volunteers Needed!

We are in need of volunteers to help out at our scheduled in-person sessions.  Please click below to register as a volunteer!

For questions and/or assistance please email AIMHIGHER2.1@dsanv.org.