The Dream Big 5K


A community 5K and Fun Run for folks of all ages and abilities. The Dream Big 5K is a fundraiser to support EDD Memorial Fund Adaptive Sports programs.  


Date: April 15, 2018

Location: Essex Middle School, 60 Founders Rd, Essex, VT

Race start time: 10am 5K, 11am Fun Run

Race distance: 5K (USATF certification pending), Fun Run

Timed categories for Youth, Adult, Masters and Adaptive categories.


Register online at


Adult $25 * Youth $10 * Student $10 * Adaptive $10 * Fun Run is free


Come run, walk or roll with us, whether it’s your first 5K or you are trying to set that personal record!  The flat course begins and ends at Essex Middle School, winding through surrounding neighborhoods.  It is wheelchair and stroller-friendly.  Everyone receives a ribbon for participating, a race t-shirt (guaranteed if you register before April 1!), swag bag, and special recognition for top 3 finishers in each category.  

We welcome runners, walkers, wheelchairs, power mobility and handcycles.  

Register by April 1, 2018 to make sure you get a race t-shirt!  

Online registration ends April 13, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT.  Race day registration will be available for an additional $10 per racer.  


Race Day Schedule

  • 8:00-9:45am : Same Day Registration & Bib pick up at Essex Middle School

  • 10:00am: Dream Big 5k: Run, Walk, Roll 5k Start

  • 11:00am: Fun Run Start

  • Awards and Bib Raffle immediately following

The mission of the EDD Memorial Fund is to provide adaptive sports programs for young people with cognitive, developmental and/or physical disabilities.  Our goal is to level the playing field for handi-capable athletes.  More information is available at