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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.
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.
The first Wednesday of each month (except July), June through September
We provide the water....You provide the sweat!
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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