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Suffolk Downs to host 3rd annual Daffodil Dash

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Kids Fun Run will kick off Boston Marathon weekend


Looking for a family-friendly way to kick off the Boston Marathon weekend? On Saturday, April 13, The HYM Investment Group LLC (HYM), will host the third annual Marathon Daffodil Dash from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Track at Suffolk Downs, in partnership with the Revere Parks and Recreation Department and the Marathon Daffodil Project.

The Marathon Daffodil Project began after the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 with the yellow daffodil used as a symbol of strength and hope. In commemoration of the 11th anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings, The Track at Suffolk Downs will be filled with the “Marathon Daffodils” that line the streets of Boston leading up to the Boston Marathon finish line.

The event will feature three 50-yard dash races: for grades K-2, grades 3-5 and grades 6-8. Following the races, all participants and families are encouraged to hang out in The Paddock and enjoy snacks from local vendors, face painting, flower crowns and music with DJ Steve Fortes.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Marathon Daffodil Project and Revere Parks and Recreation again for our third year hosting the Daffodil Dash,” said HYM Managing Partner/CEO Thomas N. O’Brien. “At Suffolk Downs, our family-friendly neighborhood is designed for Greater Boston residents to come together and create lasting memories as part of this vibrant community.”

The event is free and open to the public, but registration – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marathon-daffodil-dash-tickets-806723821667 – for the Daffodil Dash is required to participate in the race events. The races will kick off at 10:30 a.m. The Track at Suffolk Downs is located at 525 McClellan Highway in Boston. On-site parking is available and free. The Track is also accessible from the MBTA’s Suffolk Downs Station on the Blue Line.


The HYM Investment Group, LLC

HYM (www.hyminvestments.com) is a premier development company that is leading the development of more than 20 million square feet of real estate throughout Greater Boston. The company creates mixed-use communities that strive to push the needle on sustainability, creativity and technology for a more productive and resilient future. The team has an unparalleled knowledge of the development process that allows the company to bring complex projects to market through community input and support. Through experience, relationship building and transparency with all stakeholders, HYM is able to deliver projects on time and on budget in order to bring a material return for its investors.

With a team made up of 60% women and people of color, HYM is committed to building projects that prioritize inclusion and embrace Greater Boston’s rich diversity. From projects like Suffolk Downs to Bulfinch Crossing, the team is leading the industry on creating some of the most thriving neighborhoods in the region.


Boston Marathon Daffodils Project

Boston resident Diane Valle founded the Marathon Daffodils, now in its tenth year, to honor the spirit of the Boston Marathon by growing and delivering thousands of daffodils throughout Boston. Marathon Daffodils collaborates with hundreds of generous donors and volunteers who donate their money, time and energy to add a cheerful display of yellow daffodils to welcome runners, visitors and residents.

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