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Welcome
Utah Down Syndrome Foundation

Does a member of your family have Down syndrome? Has your baby been prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome? Are you the parents of a newborn with Down syndrome? Are you and a family member with Down syndrome moving to Utah? Please contact us for information. We have parent volunteers to help and support you and your family and to answer any questions. 

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The UTAH DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION brings families together to build a community and help individuals with Down syndrome reach their highest potential. We provide programs and services for parents and families as well as for individuals with the condition. With knowledge and support, you can be your child's best advocate.

 

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Mighty Steps for Down Syndrome (formerly called the Buddy Walk) is around the corner and registration is now open! This year there will be 4 walks across the state. Click the links below or text the codes to 71777 to view details and to register.

 

Davis County Walk

Register Here

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Text MIGHTYD to 71777

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Cache County Walk

Register Here

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Text MIGHTYC to 71777

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Metro Walk

Register Here 

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Text MIGHTYM to 71777

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St. George Walk

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Summit Challenge Bike Race

 

What?

 Individuals with Down syndrome, families, and friends...Come join UDSF for a bike race in Park City at the Summit Challenge sponsored by the National Abilities Center. UDSF will ride the "Discovery Loop" together at 1:00 pm, which is one mile and free for all ages. UDSF will provide team T-shirts and the NAC will provide an ice pop or ice cream sandwich to all riders.

PREPARATION To prepare for this race and to encourage healthy living, UDSF invites 18 and older individuals with Down syndrome to sign up for the 5-week prep course held at the National Ability Center in Park City. The cost is $149 and is held every Friday night for five weeks beginning either 6/14/19 or 7/19/19. Those who take the class will be fitted with a bike, which they can use the day of the race. Adaptive riders can rent bikes from the NAC for the race without taking the class, but reservations are required. Contact the NAC for more information.

 

Where?

 

RACE: All rides begin and end at the National Ability Center. The National Ability Center is located at 1000 Ability Way, Park City, UT 84060.
 
Prep Class: held at National Ability Center
 
 
When?

 

Summit Challenge Bike Race: August 24, 2019, Discovery Loop at 1:00 pm with the UDSF team. If you want to ride more than a mile, you can choose to ride any leg of the race (see schedule below), but there is a NAC fee for non-adaptive riders. Adaptive riders are free for all legs of the race. The Discovery Loop is free for families and friends. For the fee schedule, go to https://summitchallenge100.org.
 
RIDE DAY SCHEDULE

 

  • 6:00 am: Drive through packet pick up open
  • 7:00 am : 100-mile start time
  • 8:00 am : 80-mile start time
  • 9:00 am : 50-mile start time
  • 10:00 am : 16-mile start time
  • 11:00 am: Event Village opens. Entertainment, lunch and beverages available
  • 1:00 pm: Discovery Loop start time
  • 2:30 pm: Awards (Main Stage)
  • 4:00 pm: Event Village and course close
Summit Challenge Prep Class: Two Class Options, each is five weeks long, every Friday night from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Class 1 runs 6/14/19 through 7/12/19. Class 2 runs 7/19/19 through 8/16/19. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the class and the $149 fee. If you are unable to provide transportation or to cover the fee, please contact UDSF at info@udsf.org. *Most of the UDSF participants will be attending the 7/19/19 class. However, sign-up for whichever class works best with your schedule.

 

Register for the Race Here by May 8, 2019

If you are going to ride the "Discovery Loop" which is one mile, go to this link and click on (1) Register Now (2) choose "Discovery Loop." (3) Team Registration (4) Register Teammate (5)Team Name: Riding for Down syndrome (6) Team Password Power21. If you registering for a different leg of the race, you can register the same as above, but you will click on the section of the race you are going to ride instead of Discovery Loop. **The registration page mentions fundraising for NAC. If you want to fundraise for NAC you can, but it is not required.

Prep Class Registration Here by May 8, 2019

To Register for the class, click on this link. Then follow these steps (1) Login in to Register or Create an Account if you are new to NAC (2) Find Classes (3) Select Program (4) Choose "Cycling" then "Search" (5) Choose either 6/14/19 Cycling - Summit Challenge Prep (Friday 5:00 - 7:00 PM) or * 7/19/19 Cycling - Summit Challenge Prep (Friday 5:00 - 7:00 PM) * This is the class most of the UDSF participants are signing up for, but choose whichever works for your schedule.