At 27-hour Deep Run Marathon Dance, students will add to event’s $1.7 million fundraising legacy

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Deep Run Marathon Dance participants

Students dance at the 2016 Deep Run Marathon Dance. The Deep Run High School event has raised more than $1.7 million in its 10-year existence.

The 11th annual Deep Run High School Marathon Dance will be held March 17-18 at the Henrico County school. The 10 preceding charity events have raised a total of more than $1.7 million for Virginia nonprofits.

More than 600 participating students will check in on the evening of Friday, March 17 and dance for pledges, leaving 27 hours later. The participants will take breaks and have the option to sleep for two hours. This year, proceeds from the Deep Run Marathon Dance will go to 12 nonprofits.

The dance ranks second nationally in fundraising among such events. For more information about the dance and this year’s recipients, go to the event website, marathondance.org.

Who: Members of the media are invited to attend. Members of the public are invited to attend the finale Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Because the number of participants has grown in recent years, only registered dancers are permitted on the dance floor. Interested members of the public can donate until March 31 by sending a check to: Deep Run HS, 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23059, Attn: Kathleen Kern, DRMD director. Checks should be made payable to “DRHS.” Checks will also be accepted at the event.

When: The 2017 Marathon Dance will be held March 17-18 at Deep Run High School. Opening ceremonies begin Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. The Saturday finale starts at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Deep Run High School gymnasium, 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23059