Bow Lake Dam 15K/5K Race To Cure Cystic Fibrosis

Sat June 3, 2023 Strafford, NH 03884 US Directions


Bow Lake Dam 5K

9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

Bow Lake Dam 15K

8:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT


569 Province Road
Strafford, NH US 03884


Join us for our 15th Annual Race to Cure cystic fibrosis!
New for 2023: You asked - We listened!  Earlier start times are here!

Saturday, June 3rd, 2023
15K- 8:30am Start
5K- 9:00am Start

Online and Same-Day Registration:
$25 - ages 12 and Under (discount applied at checkout)
$30 - ages 13+
Registration includes race bib with timing chip and *Tri-Blend T-shirt.
*T-shirts are first come first serve at bib-pickup. These are undated shirts from last year's event that was cancelled last minute, so sizes and quantity cannot be guaranteed. 
Keep your eyes on our social media pages as we do usually open an online merchandise store in the Spring!

Virtual Registration:
Can't join us in Strafford, NH on June 3rd?  No problem!
Join us virtually for our year 15 event from anywhere around the world! See Virtual Registration option for more info!
*Registration is a donation only. This does not include a bib or a tri-blend t-shirt. Sorry!
But keep your eyes on our social media pages as we do usually open an online merchandise store in the Spring!

Welcome to the 15th Annual Bow Lake Dam 15K/5K Race to Cure Cystic Fibrosis!

We welcome all runners, walkers, and volunteers of all ages.

Earlier start times: You asked, we listened! Start earlier  - hit the lake earlier!
Beach area post-race celebration:  We'll no longer be going to the church grounds for post-race activities. Save all of those extra steps! Cross the finish line and head right to the public beach lawn for post-race snacks and awards!  (sorry, no more BBQ - rules are rules and the public beach says no)

Check out our Toddler Dash after the races! It's the cutest thing you'll see all year!
(Toddler T-shirts available for purchase on race day)

During our first 14 years we have sent over $125,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation thanks to our runners, volunteers, and many supporters.
Thank you for being a part of this wonderful event for a great cause!

This is a RAIN or SHINE event.

Please arrive (and park) along Rt. 202A or Province Rd. between 7:30 AM and *8:30 AM to pick up your shirt and bib. We will have staff available to direct you. The parking lots will fill up quickly. 
Please park off the road as much as possible.

Online Registration will close June 1st, 2023 at 11:59pm.

Same day registration will be available from 7:30 AM to *8:30 AM at the Public Beach near the Grange Hall, located at the intersection of Water Street and Province Road.  (inside the grange hall if there is inclement weather)
Same day registration cost is $30 for age 13+, $25 for age 12 and under.

*Same-day Register before 8am for 15K participants

The 15K starts at the Grange Hall at 8:30am, while the 5K starts a short walk up Water Street at 9:00am.

The races will go in opposite directions. The 15K loops around the lake while the 5K goes out and comes back, with both races sharing a finish line next to the Grange Hall.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a cut-off time of 2 hours and 30 minutes for both courses. Those that are expecting to take longer please be advised that all timing, announcing, and race support will end at 11:00am and will not be given a finish time for either course. Those that choose to continue after that time will be doing so at their own risk.

Please remember to stay on the left side of the road throughout the race (facing traffic). Although it is a low traffic area, the road will not be closed to traffic. Please be careful, especially at water stops.

Timeline of Events:

8:15am - 15K Participants report to start line next to Grange Hall. 5K participants hang around the corner at the Grange and cheer them on as they start their 9+ miles!

8:30am - 15K Race starts.

8:45am - 5K Participants report to Start Line on Water Street.

9:00am - 5K Race Starts.

9:30am - Finishers gather at the Beach for post-race hangout.

10:15am - 5K awards.

10:30am - TODDLER DASH!

10:45am - 15K awards.

11:00am - Courses Close. All timing, announcing, and race support ends.

We thank you for racing to cure Cystic Fibrosis and we look forward to seeing you on race day!

- The Dam Staff
Dj, Laurie, Johnny, Kendra, and Julie

15K: USATF Certificate NH15010BK
5K: USATF Certificate NH15009BK

Race Contact Info

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Medical, Emergency, Weather, and COVID19 Plans and Protocols

The staff at the Bow Lake Dam 15K/5K takes the safety of all participants and volunteers very seriously.
Please see the attached document pertaining to some of the protocols that we have in place.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.





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