Location: Oroville, CA US 95965 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk

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.

What are the Categories?

Participants are grouped by current ability.  Don't sell yourself short here, let's be honest.  Here are our descriptions:
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.

Series Dates

The first Wednesday of each month (except July), June through September

  • June 3
  • July 8
  • August 5
  • September 2
Event Time Price Details
Dam Fast Walker
6:00PM PDT
Dam Fast Beginner Runner
6:00PM PDT
Dam Fast Intermediate
6:00PM PDT
Dam Fast Advanced
6:00PM PDT
West end of Montgomery St.
Oroville, CA US 95965

Join us for one or all!  This is the 4th Dam Fast 5K in the series on September 2, 2015

The Dam Fast 5K Run Series is a no frills, fast 5K designed to encourage running improvement. 

  • *Runners of all levels, beginners to advanced, are welcome to come out and test their fitness each month
  • *Get the race day adrenaline for less than half the price
  • *Race your friends, race yourself, race the clock to see and feel the improvements!!
  • *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 
  • *Runners will be timed at each event - walkers welcome - under 1 hour will receive an official time 
  • *Each month the times will be updated online at www.underthesunevents.org  along with the percentage of improvement
  • *Participate in 3 out of 4 events to be eligible for a tank top and prizes 
  • *Prizes will be awarded to runners with the highest percentage of improvement
    *Runners will be grouped among peers of similar running ability

We provide the water....You provide the sweat!

Series Dates:  
June 3, July 8, August 5 and September 2!

This race isn't about who is fastest, it's about progress!! Runners with the biggest percentage of improvement will win a fabulous prize!! Here's the catch... you must participate in three out of four events to be eligible! Participate in three out of four and get a running singlet, too! And a $5 discount if you pay for all four now!
We provide the water... You provide the sweat!
June 3, July 8, August 5 and Sept. 2
Riverbend Park, Oroville

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