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Dragons 5K presented by Orthopedic Associates

Sat July 20, 2024
The Dragons 5K Presented by Orthopedic Associates
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Dragons 5K

$30 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after June 2, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5K

$30 Price increases after June 2, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT



In-person race option: Day Air Ballpark (Home of the Dayton Dragons) – 220 Patterson Blvd. Dayton, OH 45402

Virtual race option: Anywhere, USA – it’s virtual!


Annually, the Dayton Dragons host one of the biggest timed, 5K races in the Miami Valley with over 2,000 participants. With $75 worth of swag included with your entry…you don’t want to miss out on this awesome event!

The Dragons 5K will continue offering a virtual option for those that prefer that method for 2024.  What this means is that you can register for the race, then run, walk, or hike your own Dragons 5K in your neighborhood, on a treadmill or at a local park, and then simply input your time online by July 31, 2024.  You will still receive your swag bag of items including the 5K t-shirt, medal, and Dragons hat, and now four (4) tickets to a game this summer (we will email all participants about tickets redemption the week after the race date of July 20, 2024). 

How to Submit Results (If you select the VIRTUAL OPTION)

Results can be submitted now through July 20, 2024.  You can submit online by logging into your RunSignUp account. Click here to Submit Results

Tips for participating in a Virtual Race

Registration Info

Adults (18 and up) - $25 (Price goes up to $30 on April 8, $35 on June 3, and $40 the week of the race

Youth (17 and under) - $20 (pricing will be adjusted based on DOB input)

Virtual option – add $10 for shipping of race swag bag items.  Shipping will happen the week following the Dragons 5K - NOT in advance of the race.  Or you can pickup in person on July 20 or the week following the race at the Dragons Box Office (10 AM - 5PM).

If you signup for this race by Sunday, July 14, 2024 we can guarantee you will receive your 5K t-shirt, medal, and Dragons hat. Otherwise, we are unable to guarantee all the items and desired t-shirt size.

*T-shirt sizes are available while supplies last


You will be able to pick up your race swag bag and race bib the day prior to the Dragons 5K – Friday, July 19.  Pick-up will start at 8 AM at Day Air Ballpark (located at the Dragons Box Office) and end at 6 PM.  You can have another individual pick these items for you by simply providing your name and showing their ID.

Regarding “Day of” pickup, you can do this starting at 7 AM at the designated stations located near the Dragons Box Office at Day Air Ballpark. 

"Post Event" pickup (for virtual participants if they don’t want to pay shipping) - You can do this starting Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 at the Dragons Box Office from 10 AM to 5 PM.

PS – Remember that the race now starts @ 8 AM! There are no pre-assigned start times.

For more questions and info – please visit or email Jake Arthur at


All participants for the in-person race will be electronically timed.  Results will be provided to the Dragons following the completion of the race and winners for the various categories below will receive notification from the Dragons via email by Monday, July 22.  Participants can view their finish time and place for the Dragons 5K online. Click here to view final results.

Overall prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women.  Age group prizes will be given to the top three finishers in the following categories for men and women:

Age Group Top Finishers

  • 1st Place: $15 Team Store E-Gift Card
  • 2nd Place: $10 Team Store E-Gift Card
  • 3rd Place: $5 Team Store E-Gift Card
  • * Under 10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-25, 26-30, 31-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-50, 51-55, 56-60, 61-65, 66-70, 71-75, 76-80, 80 + up

Age group award times will be determined by chip time. Overall winners are not eligible for group awards and will receive an engraved Dragons bat honoring their achievement.

Top 3 Overall - Male

  • 1st Place: Engraved Bat
  • 2nd Place: Engraved Bat
  • 3rd Place: Engraved Bat

Top 3 Overall - Female

  • 1st Place: Engraved Bat
  • 2nd Place: Engraved Bat
  • 3rd Place: Engraved Bat

Top 3 Overall - Non-Binary

  • 1st Place: Engraved Bat
  • 2nd Place: Engraved Bat
  • 3rd Place: Engraved Bat

Master's Overall (40-50) Male & Female

1st Place: Engraved Bat

Grand Master's Overall (50 and up) Male & Female

1st Place: Engraved Bat

Regular Group Prizes (Groups of 10 or more)

  • 1st Place: Luxury Suite in early 2024 season (Basic food package included, no alcohol)
  • 2nd Place: Group Outing (Stadium Seats) late 2024 season or early in 2025 season
  • 3rd Place: $75 Dragons Gift Card

High School Group Prizes (Groups of 5 or more)

  • More information to come!

*Please note that virtual participants are not eligible for prizes.


The 2024 Dragons 5K is being presented by Orthopedic Associates. As the regional leader in comprehensive orthopedic care, our passion is helping Dayton's families get back to doing what they love. We are proud to be the trusted orthopedic provider serving your Dayton Dragons for more than a decade. Learn more at

5K Race Bag Items

2024 Race Swag Bag Includes…

• Dragons 5K T-shirt
• Dragons 5K Medal
• Dragons Hat
•Four (4) Dragons tickets (we will email all participants with a link to select Dragons tickets for the 2024 season after the race date of July 20, 2024)


Race Website

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