_The 2021 Best DAM 5K in Bartow:
8:00am -- Best Dam 5K
9:00am -- Best Little 1 Mile
9:10am -- Cutest Ever Tot Trot (Ages 6 & Under)
9:15am -- Awards Presentation
Bartow County Parks & Recreation is excited to have you join us November 7th for our inaugural 5K. Enjoy the race surrounded by tall trees, lake vistas and camping areas, all while seeing what Lake Allatoona and Gatewood Park each have to offer. It's certainly a beautiful view for running, but come back or stick around and make a day of it. Bring a picnic lunch down by the lake water and make this most of it!
We hope to see you there!
"Best DAM 5K" Course
**PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED TO PARK ALL VEHICLES AT GATEWOOD PARK.
PARTICIPANTS WILL THEN BE SHUTTLED TO THE DAM START for the 5K RACE.
"Best Little 1 Mile" Course
"Cutest Ever Tot Trot" Course
PRE-REGISTATION PACKET PICK UP
RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Please remember: We will do our best; however, Race S.W.A.G. (Stuff We All Get) is not guaranteed for those who register on race day, so pre-register early.
This race will be professionally-timed by Wire2Wire Running, LLC and the Dam Results will be posted here after the conclusion of the race:
Bibs must be worn on the front of your body and remain unfolded for proper timing and be visible at the finish. Please do not wear them on your back or leg, as they become harder to detect. Remember, the finish line mats must 'see' your Bib # to electronically detect.
Awards will be presented to the Overall 5K Winners, Male & Female, as well as the Overall 5K Masters Winners, Male & Female.
Age group medals for the 5K will be given to 1st and 2nd place finishers in the following age categories:
14& Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70& Over
1 Mile AWARDS
Awards for the 1 Mile run will be given out in the chute. The top 3 boys and the top 3 girls will each receive a medal.
Gatewood Park: 224 Bartow Beach Rd, Cartersville, GA 30120
PLEASE NOTE: Putting this address in Google Maps will get you to Bartow Beach Road; however, you must continue another mile to get to Gatewood Park. Just follow the signs to the park. If you're going towards Bartow Beach, you're going the correct way!
We do not offer refunds for races. With supporting documentation and under extreme circumstances you may contact BCRD at 770-387-5149 to see if a deferral is possible.
In the event of inclement weather…There are no “rain dates” for this Bartow County event. If the weather conditions are hazardous, Race Management has the right to change, eliminate parts of the course, or delay up to a point. However, if it is deemed too dangerous to race, the event will be canceled and there will be no refunds. Of course, since we are athletes ourselves, we will do everything in our power to have the event, but your safety is of our utmost concern.
On behalf of Bartow County Parks and Recreation staff, we look forward to welcoming you!
Contact us at 770-387-5149 for any questions!
Bartow Co. Parks & Recreation
-) 2021 race registration is open • Registration Information
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