Race Details

the Dash & Dine 5k race series at the Boulder Reservoir

2020 Series Dates

April 7, 14, 21
May 5, 12, 19

May 12 – Official BolderBOULDER qualifying race. Details below.
May 19 – Series Finale and After Party presented by the Boulder Road Runners and Avery’s Brewing.

Race Day Schedule

5:30 pm   Registration opens
6:00 pm   Free coached warmup by Revolution Running
6:30 pm   Race Start
7:00 pm   Post Race Expo / Dinner
8:00 pm   Wrap it up


$25   Pre-Race ($35 race day)
$90   4 Pack Registration ($110 race day)
$125  6 Pack Registration (pre-series only)

Register online at Race Roster. (online individual race day registration will open in 2020)

Race day registration will be open at 5:30 pm.

Extra Dinner Tickets: If you are not racing but want to come and watch and enjoy the after dinner, you can purchase a dinner ticket for $7

Timing & Results

Each run will be professionally chip timed. Results will be posted at the event and will be posted online the night of the race. Links can be found on this site and on our Facebook page and each Facebook event, so be sure to like our page.

Age Groups

We will be recognizing the Top 3 in each 10 year age group.

Series Awards

We will recognize outstanding performances throughout the series at the series end party on May 22rd. Awards and recognition will be given to, but not limited to the following categories:

  • Series point leaders** – Top 3 in 19 and under, Overall and Masters (40+).
  • Fastest Overall Men’s and Women’s time in the series
  • Fastest Master’s Men’s and Women’s time in the series.
  • Runners participating in 4 races or more
  • Runners participating in all 6 races in the series
  • And more
** Runners earn points each race based on the 3 big categories; 19 & under,  Open, and Masters (40+). We take your 4 best race points to determine the winner of each. 

BolderBOULDER Qualifier

Each race can be used to qualify for a wave at the BolderBOULDER 10k. On May 12, D&D #5, the Dash & Dine will serve as the official BolderBOULDER qualifier race. The BolderBOULDER will be at this race with official wave assignments, registration and bib exchange, in the case you have registered for the race early and now have a faster wave time.

The Dash (Course)

The course starts at the main parking lot of the Boulder Reservoir (map). It heads East on Reservoir Road which is paved. About a half a mile later, the course turns to packed dirt along the reservoir dams on the South, then East. Halfway on the East dam, the course turns back on itself and heads back along the dams on the same course. Runners return back on the paved road for a fast finish to the finish line.

Field size: Most weeks we will host between 100-175 runners. Please self seed at the start line as the 2-lane road is fairly narrow.

& Dine

A healthy plate will be served each week at the finish line expo and will have options for vegetarian and free of gluten. Dinner is included for all runners who paid for the race. Extra dinner tickets can be purchased for friends and family who come out to cheer on the runners for just $7.

Training through it

While some people like to race themselves back into shape, 6 weeks can be a lot of racing for others. Our goal is to create a friendly environment where runners can feel supported and use run each week as a training opportunity. We are happy to announce that we are partnered with Revolution Running as our official Training Partner. Each week they will provide a warm up led by a Revolution Running coach with dynamic drills available for everyone.


The Dash & Dine 5k Run series is a family-friendly event and we would like to provide a safe environment for families to participate in many capacities.

BolderBOULDER Middle School Challenge. This run series is a perfect opportunity for middle school kids to get ready for the BolderBOULDER 10k on Memorial Day.


You can run with your kiddos on the course, just be forewarned that the course can be a bit bumpy on the dirt dam roads. Our races are chip timed so please seed yourself accordingly at the start line as not to impede other runners and because the out and back course is somewhat narrow at times we just ask that you be courteous and aware of other runners on the course.

Corporate Wellness

We are happy to support local company health initiatives. Companies can participate in individual races or the series and save on registration fees starting at 3 people save $5 on each entry. You can sign up as a team and we will recognize that team at the race. Read more about this program.

Dogs and Animals

While dogs are allowed at the April races, we would prefer for you to not race with your canine because the out and back course is somewhat narrow and would like to be courteous to all runners. Dogs are not allowed in the Reservoir after May 15. For our last event, please leave your dog at home.

Service animals as defined by the ADA do not fall within this restriction.