Jul 02, 2019

Dashing through the Showers!

EPIC Toledo hosted the annual T-Town Dash on Thursday, June 20 and according to how the weather was going, we could not escape the downpours of spring!

That did not keep one hundred and fifty EPIC Toledo members and interns from coming out to explore and experience downtown Toledo.  EPIC Toledo member Alli VanDorn, Audit Senior at Weber Clark and T-Town Dash Participant shared, “T-Town dash was a hit, yet again! We have a great time connecting with co-workers outside the workplace in a collaborative and high-energy environment.”  The event also brought together many interns participating in the Summer in the City program.  Jewel White, summer intern for the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce explained, “Growing up in Cleveland, I wasn’t familiar with downtown Toledo.  The T-Tow Dash highlighted business and attractions that I did not know existed.  I’d highly recommend this event to anyone who is new to the area, so that they can learn more about the city and meet new people.”

The T-Town Dash is created by a special committee of EPIC Toledo members who are passionate about the revitalization of downtown Toledo.  These volunteers spend months putting together the perfect routes and activities for the participants to explore.  Katie Moline, 2019 EPIC Toledo Chair served as the chair for the event again this year.  Moline shared, “The event comes together via a committee of dedicated and passionate EPIC members for which I am incredibly grateful and proud.  I will miss leading the event committee next year, but I am excited to pass the baton and be witness to what’s next! I’m proud of Toledo, I’m proud of EPIC, and I’m honored to [be] part of this signature EPIC Toledo event!” Moline went on to say, “Toledo is such a fun, creative, and diverse city; the T-Town Dash is a great way to showcase all that it has to offer. More than anything, this unique scavenger hunt connects the members of our community to experience downtown in ways they may never have before. ”

Thanks to all of the downtown businesses for staying open and engaging with the Dashers: Balance Pan Asian Grille, Black Cloister Brewing Company, Blarney Irish Pub, Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull, ConnecToledo, Directions Credit Union, Ye Olde Durty Bird, Fowl & FodderFleetwood’s Tap Room, Gathered GlassBlowing Studio, Home Slice Pizza, The Heights, Huntington Center, Kyoto Ka, Maddie & Bella, Park Inn Hotel, Packo’s At The Park, Plate One, Promenade Park, Rustbelt Coffee, Tower on the Maumee, twine.it, The Valentine Theatre, Downtown Toledo YMCA and M’Osteria for hosting our ending party!

A special thanks to The Handlebar Toledo for providing the grand prize to our winning team!  Second and third place teams received gift cards to downtown Toledo restaurants and coffee shops. 

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