The 9th annual Best Dam 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, 10/09/21. 

DATE AND START TIMES OF RACES:

Saturday, October 9th, 2021 in Downsville, NY

9:00AM 5K Walk 

9:30AM 5K Run 

There is NO paddle race this year.

    

HOW TO REGISTER:

You may register online or through paper entry. Only participants who register before 9/25/21 will receive a free race shirt. Shirts MAY NOT BE available after this date. 

Participants can also mail in their registration with entry fees by requesting a paper form. Please click here to request a paper form.

 

Mail the filled out registration form and payment to: 

Sarah Hood

PO Box 23

Downsville, NY 13755

Checks can be made out to "Best Dam 5K"

PRE-ENTRY FEES & PAYMENT: 

Credit cards are accepted for online registration through www.raceroster.com

Early entry registration will end on September 25th, 2021.

You must be pre-registered before this time in order to get a race shirt! 

5K RUN or WALK 

$30 for Adults (18 yrs. & over)

$20 for Children (17 yrs. & under)

15% off for group or family of 5+ (1 participant must be 18 or over) 

Participants will be able to pick up their race packet the day before the race on Friday 10/8/21 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Otherwise you will receive your race packet the day of the race when you check-in. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your race start time. Late arrivals may not be able to be accommodated. No refunds will be given for any reason.

RACE SWAG

Race swag to be determined.

RACE DAY ENTRY FEES & PAYMENT:

Day of registration and participant check-in is from 7:00 AM-8:30 AM on 10/9/21. Cash or check ONLY. Checks can be made out to Best Dam 5K. Race shirts and participant race packets MAY NOT BE available for day-of registrations. 

5K RUN or WALK 

$35 FOR 18 YRS. & OLDER

$25 FOR CHILDREN 17 & UNDER

No special group price

WHERE TO PARK:

American Legion Post 167 

1 Legion Lane

Downsville, NY 13755

RACE DETAILS:

5K RUN or WALK PARTICIPANTS ONLY:

The start line for the road race is at the Corbett Community Hall in Corbett, NY. Please see a map of the course by clicking HERE. Buses will be used to transport participants to the start line from the registration and parking area at the American Legion Post 167. Participants must arrive at least 15 minutes before their scheduled bus departure time to arrive at the start line in time. There will be a shuttle at 8:30-8:45am for 5K walker participants and at 9:00-9:15am for 5K runner participants. We cannot guarantee you will make the start of the race if you miss the shuttle. The course will be officially timed. Runners will follow appropriate 5K signs to complete their race. The 5K will finish on Bridge Street near the Covered Bridge. Police, safety cones and signs will be alerting motorists to the race area. Color powder areas are located every 0.5 miles along the 5K portion of the course. No dogs are allowed on the buses and you must self-transport to the start line if you bring your pup(s).

Superhero costumes are strongly encouraged this year! The color powder shows up best on both white and dark colored clothing. We do recommend not wearing anything you don't mind being stained as we've had mixed results getting it completely out of clothing. Don't worry, we are health freaks and the colors used are non-toxic. 

Strollers are welcome. Children in strollers are FREE and do not need to register for the race. Large strollers will not fit on the bus and need to be dropped off at the start line at the Corbett Community Hall before you head to the Legion to park and register for the race. Please ask if you need help with this. 

Young children not registered for the race must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Dogs are allowed! All dogs must pay a $5 entry fee which will be donated to the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society. All animals need to be current on their vaccinations and owners are responsible for their dog at all times. Please do not bring a dog to race who has not walked or ran 3 miles easily in the past. Water stations and waste disposal will be present for dogs. Dogs are not allowed on the bus and you must arrange your own transport to the start line in Corbett. Please click here to read and acknowledge the dog participant waiver.

POST-RACE:

Awards will be given in the categories below:

5K Walk:

Top 2 adult walkers (male or female)

Top 2 children walkers (male or female)

 

5K Run:

1st/2nd wise men (65 and over)

1st/2nd wise women (65 and over) 

1st/2nd men (18-64)

1st/2nd women (18-64)

1st/2nd teen boys (11-17)

1st/2nd teen girls (11-17)

1st/2nd boys (10 & under)

1st/2nd girls (10 & under)

The awards ceremony is set to take place by 10:30AM or as soon as all the results are in.

There will be an official timer for the race. Results will be posted online on this website and social media platforms at https://catskillstiming.com/.

Bathrooms will be available at the parking site, starting line and at the finish.