National Federation of the Blind of Colorado 6 Dot Dash

Registration for the third annual 6 Dot Dash will be open soon! You will be able to register for our in person OR virtual race!

#comerunwithus May 31, 2020

a son and mother guide and runner pair racing through the course followed by other runners and walkers

Join the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado and the Colorado Center for the Blind for the second annual 6 Dot Dash. The 6 Dot Dash is a 5K Race to raise awareness and funds for Braille Literacy and blindness skills training. The name “6 Dot Dash” comes from the six dots which make up the Braille cell. A combination of these six dots makes up every letter in the Braille alphabet. For individuals who are blind or low vision, these 6 dots represent literacy, independence, and the opportunity to live the lives we want.

The race will begin at the Colorado Center for the Blind (2233 W. Shepperd Ave. Littleton, CO 80120) and will proceed along the beautiful Mary Carter Greenway. This is an out and back course with lots of great volunteers and a well-stocked aid station. This is a GREAT race with awesome SWAG. Participants will receive an official chip time, technical t-shirt, free finisher photos, a finisher medal, entry to the blind beer tasting, and lots of goodies at the race day expo.

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise expectations of blind people because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back. The National Federation of the Blind helps blind people across the state of Colorado live the lives we want through:

  • World Class Adjustment to Blindness training at our flagship program Colorado Center for the Blind
  • Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning summer program for blind youth
  • Scholarship Program
  • Advocacy for blind people of all ages
  • Peer Support for individuals who are blind and low vision

In addition to an awesome 5k and 1 mile fun run, runners can enjoy our race day expo, tours of the Colorado Center for the Blind, and our blind beer tasting. This will be a great event for the whole family!

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will take place on Friday, May 29th from 4:00PM-7:00PM at the Colorado Center for the Blind (2233 W. Shepperd Ave. Littleton, CO 80120). 

Race day packet pick up and race day registration will be available on Sunday, May 31st from 7:30-8:45AM.

Race Day Schedule

7:30-8:45am – race day registration and packet pick up

8:00am – race day event expo

9:00am – kids one mile fun run (no registration required)

9:15am – 5k GO time

9:30am – blind beer tasting begins BRING YOUR ID! NO ID NO BEER

9:45am – 5K awards

Event Expo

This year, our expo offers something for the whole family! In addition to a bounce house, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy, Kona Ice, and Harley’s Hot Dog Revolution we have a whole host of exciting vendors including chair massage by It Works, Pampered Chef, Oroweat Organics, Dot Dot Smile, Ameritech Windows, Adventurist backpacks, Paparazzi Jewelry, Lula Roe, 5280 Silx, Mary Kay, Nurture and Nature, HealingoilsRN LLC, and much more. Many of the vendors will be donating a percentage of their sales to the National Federation fo the Blind of Colorado so use this as an opportunity to do your summer shopping! You can make a donation to enjoy activities such as face painting, the bounce house, popcorn, and cotton candy! The BEER TASTING is FREE just BRING YOUR ID!


Parking is available at the Colorado Center for the Blind and on surrounding streets. There will be street closure in front of the Colorado Center.