Dasher Dash 5K

Stroll on State's
Dasher Dash

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November 27, 2021 @ Noon

About the Race

The Dasher Dash 5k, sponsored by I Want Smart, is a holiday themed race through downtown Rockford. The race will take place on a new course this year that moves through the core area of the Stroll on State grounds along E. State, Madison and Wyman Streets in downtown Rockford. The new race route will allow runners and spectators a sneak peek of the festival grounds, decorated for the holidays and Stroll on State. Participants will receive a finisher medal and shirt. Awards will be given to top overall male and female as well as placings for select age groups.

Registration is open now and is $35 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and under. The entry fee includes an online processing fee and race swag, including a race shirt. Registration closes Thursday, November 25 at 11:59 p.m. There will be no race day registration. Click here to register. Packet pickup prior to race day will take place at Runner's Image, a locally owned running store, at 219 E. State Street in downtown Rockford. Packet pickup will be Wednesday, November 24 (5 - 7pm) or Friday, November 26 (3 - 7pm) at Runner's Image, or Saturday, November 27 on race day (10 - 11am) at the Rock River Multisport tent on the corner of Wyman & Elm Streets near the start line.

Post-Race Party

Once runners make their way through this scenic route and cross the finish line, they will be greeted at the finish line with a post-race party at Davis Park. The certified course was created with all skill levels in mind. Awards for top overall, top masters and first through third place in each age group, along with finisher medals for each participant, will be awarded.