The Dam Fast 5K Series originated on Lake Oroville Dam in 2008 as a way to truly test the progress of one’s fitness. Participants run the same course once a month for four months. At the end of the series the person with the highest percentage of improvement (or negative overall time) will win a prize! This is one series where being the fastest runner doesn’t ensure winning.
Walker: This category is for people who are just starting their fitness program or do not currently run. This is the step before they are a beginner runner.
Beginner: Runner for less than 6 months or returning after extended time off (1 year+).
Intermediate: Consistent runner of more than 6 months (3+ days a week). Participates in races for personal improvement and camaraderie.
Advanced: Long time runner and/or super fast, races to win.
Participate in three out of four events to qualify for prizes and a tank top.
Each race is only $10. Sign up for all four Dam Fast runs and get $5 off!
Online registration is now open! Or you can register starting at 5:15 at River Bend Park in Oroville
Only one registration form is needed but fees must be paid at each event. The fee is only $10, no late registration penalty.
Each runner will get a bib number that will be used throughout the entire series.
Series dates are: June 5, August 7, September 4, NEW DATE ADDED: OCTOBER 2
Check in begins at 5:15 p.m at Riverbend Park on Montgomery Street. We will be just below the Salmon Pavilion. Run/walk begins at 6:00 p.m.
The course has a little bit of everything! It has flat areas, some uphills, some downhills and not a lick of shade! But, it does have a beautiful view of the Feather River.
Awards will be presented on the final race night in the series to the runner who has the highest overall percent improvement over the course of the four events in the walker, beginner runner, intermediate runner and advanced runner.
Each month the times will be updated here along with the percentage of improvement. Walkers under one hour will receive an official time.