The 34th Annual Distance Festival 5K

Sat July 10 - Sun July 18, 2021 Directions

5K Run or walk (For team registration click below!)

$36 8:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT Registration Opens April 15, 2021 at 10:00am EDT

5k Virtual Run/Walk

$36 Registration Opens April 15, 2021 at 10:00am EDT

Please join us for the Virtual Women's Distance Festival 5K Run/Walk on Saturday July 10th through Saturday July 17th for the largest Women's only 5k in the tristate area, as we come together to raise money to help the Center for Safety & Change in their mission to support, house and provide services to ALL victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking and all crimes. 

We simplified registration!!! You can still sign up for the 5K as an individual or create a Mother/Daughter, Sister/Sister, or Grandmother/Granddaughter team. We also have a team event for groups of 5 or more and the Team Spirit Award will still be given!  You can select team registration after selecting the 5K!

Online Registration is $30 for Rockland Road Runner members, and $35 for non-members.  Team registrations are available for Mother/Daughter, Sister/Sister, or Grandmother/Granddaughter at $60provided that at least one team member is a Rockland Road Runner.  If neither is a Rockland Road Runner, then the cost will be $70.  Teams of 5 runners/walkers are available for a discounted cost of $30 a team member provided that the team meets a minimum requirement of 5 members.  

Online registration closes at 11:59pm Monday July 7th.  There is no packet pickup pre race- all packets will be mailed.  

NO Pre- Race Pick up and Additional Info

There will be no pre-race packet pick-up.  All packets will be mailed to participants starting sometime in June.  For those who are racing in person, your bibs will be available race day.

The Center for Safety & Changes mission is to provide necessary services, support and shelter to ALL victims domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and ALL gender based crimes.  Click the link directly above to find out more about the Center.


This year our donation campaign is #wdf1111makeawish.  I make a wish when I see the clock at 11:11 that my 3 daughters can live in a world where there is no domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.  Until that day arrives, there is no finish line in how much money we raise for the Center for Safety & Change!  Please donate to help in the mission of the Center.

Become a Sponsor

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Become a sponsor of the 2020 WDF! Several exclusive sponsor levels are left.  Gold, SIlver and Bronze are unlimited.  All other sponsorships are either exclusive or limited.

The WDF is Virtual in 2020
The awards ceremony is BroughT to you by Scheer and Guarneri Associates
  • $100 to the winner and an additional $100 for beating the course record! (Course Record 16:05 Donna Combs 1993). COURSE RECORD WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE THIS YEAR
  • Top 3 Runners Overall
  • Top 3 runners in age categories, 13 and under, 14 to 19 and 10 year increments thru age 69. The next category awarded will be 70 and above.  
  • The oldest racer to complete both the walk and the run will be recognized
  • top walker
  • top walker under age 19, top walker 20 to 29, top walker 30-39, top 3 walkers 40-49, top 3 walkers 50-59, top 3 walkers 60 and above  
  • The top Mother Daughter, Sister-Sister, and Grandmother-Granddaughter team

SPECIAL TEAM AWARDS-RUNNERS ONLY: Join with your sister, mother, daughter or grand mother and enter as a team. Awards to top Mother/Daughter, Sister/Sister and Grandmother/ Granddaughter teams.


Declare your club affiliation! (register five or more participants to compete in this division.) The top three runners are scored for each team entered. 

Blue Plaza for in person

Your Block!  Your local Park!  Your local HS track... Rockland Lake!   please ignore the rest of this section


Both events start and finish at Rockland Lake State Park, north parking lot.  Their are 2 entrances to Rockland Lake State Park.  Enter the North Entrance, it will have a sign for Championship Golf Course.  

 The course is flat and fast around Rockland Lake. USTAF Certified #NY05017AM (FLAT & FAST) 

WALKERS please note that the walk has a separate start and walkers who start with the runners will not qualify for awards.

Kid's Fun Run- No kids fun run this year due to Covid-19

All kids are welcome to participate! it is free but it would be nice if you donated to the cause!  All kids receive a medal.Sign up for this is in person only, no charge

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Course Map

Race Start: Rockland Lake State Park, Parking Field #1


The WDF is Virtual in 2020


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