_ The 2021 Riverside Dash 15k/5K:
9th Annual Riverside Dash is back!!
For 2021, we have moved the traditional April race date to September 12, 2021 due to COVID-19. After a disappointing cancellation of the live race last year, we wanted to be certain that we could have a live race with no restrictions. While vaccine distribution is looking really good for early summer, we will still need to monitor all CDC guidelines as we get closer to the event date. We will keep you updated to any changes or requirements for the participants. At this time, we are planning that this race will be very similar to our previous events prior to 2020.
Riverside Dash 15K, 5K and Kids Dash is a premier footrace destination for serious runners and those who simply enjoy distance running. Featuring a series of races, the Riverside Dash is a place where personal records are set on the flat, fast course through beautiful scenery. No other race offers a unique opportunity to run along the mighty St. John’s River on roads that are unavailable to runners at any given time. The flat and fast course allows you to push yourself, making sure you accomplish greatness in a great race.
The Riverside Dash will include the 15K race – the only one in Seminole County – and the 5K race. Other activities include the Kids Dash, award ceremony and display booths. Bring the entire family and make a trip of it, exploring historic Sanford and the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens after the event.
The highlight of the Riverside Dash is the 15K Course. The 15K course takes long-distance runners along U.S. Highway 17-92 on a newly constructed trail along Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River. You’ll weave through unique Florida ecosystems, spotting dozens of types of birds and other wildlife along the way. There is no elevation on this route allowing runners to set personal records and prepare for upcoming half and full marathons. After spending time on the scenic highway, the route shifts into history, traveling along the historic Sanford waterfronts, once a major port for Central Florida and through the historic shopping district in downtown Sanford. Because of street closures, the City of Sanford is asking that 15K participants have a maximum 15 minute per mile pace. After this time, runners will be asked to move to the sidewalks.
The 5K Course is a great opportunity for the leisure runner/walker to compete on a great course as it weaves through historic downtown Sanford and along the lakefront of Lake Monroe. Sanford is one of Central Florida’s oldest cities and was once the largest city in the area. Along the route, runners will pass by buildings that are more than 125 years old and still being used today. Runners will also travel along the waterfront district and marina, a popular spot for runners on any day.
15K LIVE RACE (all registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable)
$55 through July 5
$60 July 5 to August 29
$65 August 30 to September 10
5K LIVE RACE (all registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable)
$25 through July 5
$30 July 5 to August 29
$35 August 30 to September 10
Kids Dash LIVE RACE
FREE through September 10
Timing and Scoring:
Both the 15K and the 5K course are chip timed. Each registered runner will receive their individual chip time. Times will also be posted on the results board onsite as well as live results online.
All participants will receive a custom finisher medal.
All runners registered by Sunday, August 30th will be guaranteed their requested shirt size. We will do our best to accommodate anyone registering after Monday, August 30th to get their requested shirt size, however shirt sizes may limited. There are no shirt exchanges until after the event.
Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers for the 15K and for the 5K. Awards will also be given to the top three male and female finishers in both races for the following age groups: 16 and Under, 17 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, 40 to 45, 45 to 49, 50 to 54, 55 to 59, 60 to 64, 65 to 69, and 70 and Over.
Race Course Maps
Pre Race Packet Pick Up:
Participants are encouraged to pick up their race packets before the day of the event. Location and times will be posted when we have those details.
Schedule of Events:
5:30 a.m. Check In/Registration Opens
7:00 a.m. 15K Starts
7:10 a.m. 5K Starts
7:30 a.m. Post-Race Celebration Begins
8:10 a.m. 5K Ends, 5K Award Ceremony Begins
9:00 a.m. 15k Awards Ceremony Begins
9:35 a.m. Kids Dash
9:35 a.m. 15K Ends
-) 2021 race registration is open • Registration Information
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