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Duke Dash 5K: 3rd Annual MURDOCK Study Community Appreciation Event

Sep 23, 2016 09:00AM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Photo courtesy of the MURDOCK Study Facebook page.

Duke University is hosting the Duke Dash 5K & Healthfest, part of the popular Run Kannapolis 5K series, at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. The event is free as Duke’s gift to the community and the more than 12,200 participants who have joined the study. Duke manages the MURDOCK Study in Kannapolis.

Sept. 24, 2016 is the Duke Dash 5K & Healthfest at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis! The 5K run will begin at 9 a.m., followed by the Healthfest at 10 a.m.

Although online registration for the Duke Dash 5K is closed, onsite registration will be available starting at 8:15 a.m. on race day! It will be a fun and full morning of activities following the 5K. The FREE Healthfest will feature Zumba, yoga, food and other vendors, door prizes, giveaways and so much more!

Kids will enjoy Touch A Truck, face painting and mimes. Come cheer on the 5K runners as they cross the finish line in front of the Core Laboratory Building at 150 Research Campus Drive. The event will take place rain or shine.

Duke Dash 5K  Healthfest - start Sep 24 2016 0900AM

Duke Dash 5K & Healthfest 

Sep 24, 2016 9:00AM

Duke University is hosting the Duke Dash 5K & Healthfest — part of the popular Run Kannapolis 5K series — from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the North Carolina Research Camp... Read More » 


Interested in becoming a vendor?

With 400 people already signed up to participate, this year’s event is a great opportunity to showcase your product to a crowd! If you are interested in becoming a vendor,  contact Cammie Yarborough at or call 704-250-5853.

About the MURDOCK Study

The MURDOCK Study has been structured into four distinct, yet overlapping,  horizons. Each horizon marks a unique step in the achievement of the overall MURDOCK Study goals. The studies encompassed by Horizon 1 were completed in 2011 and results are in the process of being published. Horizon 1.5 boasts over 12,000 participants and studies associated with Horizon 2 are ongoing efforts, while Horizon 3 studies will begin at a future date, yet to be specified.

The MURDOCK Study is composed of four Horizons, some of which are taking place concurrently.

 Although the four horizons of the MURDOCK Study may represent different steps in the investigative process, they are designed to complement and reinforce one another, constantly progressing towards our goal of developing a better understanding of human disease.

Learn more about the MURDOCK study by visiting their website

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