Downtown Dash

Fri April 16, 2021 Directions

1 Mile Run/Walk

6:00PM EDT
Events: 1 Mile Run/Walk
Federal Courthouse
This is Southwest Florida’s only timed mile run/walk event for all ages. Presented by the Lee County Bar Association, this run/walk is the first of its kind, offering participants the option to test themselves in a mile run or simply enjoy jogging or walking a mile in beautiful downtown Fort Myers.
Proceeds: Will go to the YMCA Fort Myers.
Please be advised when registering for this event, that the event coordinator reserves the right to cancel this event or convert it to a virtual event based on the prevailing CDC and governmental recommendation related to Covid-19. To the extent that the event is cancelled or converted to a virtual event there will be no refunds and your registration fee will be deemed a donation.
Packet Pick-Up/Registration
Onsite Race Day
Friday, April 16th
Federal Courthouse
2110 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Race day registration will be available using the Sign Up link above on your own device.  Please bring your phone if you intend to register on-site race day. Registration kiosks will not be provided.
COVID-19 Guidelines
  • All volunteers, staff, and participants will wear face coverings/masks at the race site and will comply with recommended CDC social distancing guidelines.
  • Runners and walkers will be allowed to remove their face coverings after they cross the start line and must put them back on after crossing the finish line.  At all times, the participants should observe social distancing as much as possible.
  • Registrants will sign the race waiver upon registering that they will comply with this Covid-19 plan.  If they refuse to sign or are not following the instructions the day of the race, they will not be allowed to participate.
  • Participants will be asked not to arrive on race day more than 45 minutes before the start time if they have already picked-up their packet. 
  • Bottled water only will be available at the water-stop when possible. If bottled water is not available, volunteers will manage water stations. All volunteers will be required to wear masks and gloves. However, participants are encouraged to bring their own means of hydration for the course.
  • Any participant experiencing Covid-19 symptoms 2-3 days prior to race are asked not to participate, event fee is non-refundable.
  • Race Start: The start will be a rolling or time trial start.  The start will be socially distanced (<- 6ft ->) and participants will be lined-up based on projected finish time, fastest to slowest pace. (see diagram).
  • Spectators/Non-Participants are required to wear masks at-all-times and follow social distancing guidelines. Spectators/Non-Participants will not be allowed to remain near and around the finish area.  All participants and non-participants must keep this area clear for finishing runners.
  • Vendor tables will be spaced at least 6-ft apart.

Overall Male & Female (based on CHIP Time)
Top Lawyer Male & Female
Top Court Staff Male & Female
Top Legal Staff Male & Female
Age Group Awards (Top 3 based on Chip Time)
11 & Under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29,
30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59,
60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over
Mail in Registration Form

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Course Map
Thank you to our sponsors

Heat Warning

Temperatures/humidity can be high in South Florida. Participants should drink plenty of fluid (non-alcoholic) for 48 hours prior to, during and upon finishing the race. Beware of heat-injury symptoms (dizziness, no sweating, nausea, cramps, redness, incoherent speech and thoughts). Seek immediate assistance if symptoms occur. Wear loose, light-colored clothing.

Strictly Prohibited

Unregistered participants, unauthorized vehicles, bicycles, roller blades, skates, skateboards, strollers and pets are strictly prohibited.  Baby joggers are allowed but participants must start and remain at the back of the runners/walkers, thereby not interfering (passing, swerving between) with the other participants.

Chip Timing - Sanctioned & Timed by the Fort Myers Track Club

This event will be timed with the ChronoTrack Bib Tag Technology. Your Timing Strip is attached to your race number.  Do not remove this tag, fold or wrinkle your race number. Do not cover your race number (Tag) with a jacket.  Simply pin all four corners to the front of your running shirt.  

Race Contact Info

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Race Website

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