Race Details

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

2021 Series Dates

April 13, 20, 27
May 11, 18, 25


!! Note: There will be NO Race Day Registration this year !!

$25   Pre-Race ($35 Procrastinator’s Sun-Mon )
$90   4 Pack Registration 
$125  6 Pack Registration (pre-series only)

Register online at Race Roster.

NEW! Race Day Schedule

The Race Day Schedule due to COVID restrictions will be much more fluid this year. As you register, you will have an opportunity to choose a time slot in which you would like to race. We will have 3 distinct areas for runners before their race. Bib Pickup (no race day registration), Staging area, and the Starting area. Waves of runners will start every 5 minutes starting at 6 pm. All of this will also be detailed in your Pre-race day email.

Start / Finish area map for the Dash & DIne 5K run series
  1. Bib Pickup – 15 mins before your start and NOT BEFORE
  2. Staging Area – 10 mins before your start
  3. Starting Area – 5 mins before you start
    Runners will be called up and directed to each area when the time is right.
  4. Finish Area – Please exit and head back to your car asap

    Sorry, but there will be no post-race expo, results, or awards after each event. Runners will be able to pick up a dinner “to-go” after they finish, and are expected to head back to their cars and

Masks & Social Distancing

Masks are required at all times before your start time and anytime social distancing cannot be maintained between any non-household members indoors or outdoors, per the Boulder County Mask Order. This includes during the race if social distancing cannot be maintained throughout the course. You will be able to remove or lower your mask just before the start of your event.

The Dash (Course)

The course starts at the main parking lot of the Boulder Reservoir. 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 – around the parking lot and will finish at “Pros Hill” so that we have a separate start and finish line.

Runners will stay on the left on the road at all times. Slightly different from year’s past, runners will be expected to stay on the left side of the road at all times. Runners will be much more spread out this year with the waves, so it is important to stay left. This is also helpful as runners come back by the starting area so they can stay on the road to make their way around to the finish line and don’t cross runners who have just started.

& Dine

Our Dine portion of the evening will need to change this year. We will have to-go bags/items available for you to pick up after you finish to take back to your car or home with you. Our plan is to partner with local delicious food options when possible.

Timing & Results

Each wave will be professionally chip timed by Racing Underground. Results will be posted online soon after each wave. 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” after May 25th. (Cross our fingers that COVID status changes by May and perhaps we can have a small gathering after the last one!) 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
** 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. 


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.


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.

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.

BolderBOULDER Qualifier

In normal years, each race could be used to qualify for a wave at the BOLDERBoulder 10K. Typically our 5th race in the series serves as the official BOLDERBoulder qualifier race where the BB Street Team would attend 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. in 2021, the BOLDERBoulder has announced they will be doing a BOLDER on the RUN – 5 different locations over the entire weekend. This will be a great option for all local runners. Check it out.