Race Details

2021 Series Dates

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


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

Please consider registering online so we can have everything ready for you and to help alleviate congestion at bib pickup and registration. Registering online also helps us better prepare for food each week.

There will be a separate line for Registration on race day. Cash, credit cards, checks, and Venmo will be available for payments.

UPDATED! Race Day Schedule

Updated 4/21

Great news! As of April 16, Boulder County COVID restrictions have been lifted to level Blue, which means that we can get back to close to a normal schedule for our events.

But, we will still be taking a few precautions to ease social distancing at bib pick up, registration, the start line, and on the course. So please be respectful of others around you as we navigate through the evening.

Bib Pick up and Registration

To make pick up go faster, please consider registering online first so we can have everything ready for you.

There will be a separate line for Registration on race day. Cash, credit cards, checks, and Venmo will be available for payments.

Starting Line

We will reduce our wave start down to 3 waves while keeping them 5 minutes apart to allow us to help spread of participants at the start line, the course, and for the food line. The waves will start at 6:10, 6:15, and 6:20. We hope this will accommodate those early runners as well as those who need a little more time. If you would like a little extra space at the start line, you are welcome to take your time and start after everyone else in that wave has set off.

We will maintain our separate Start and Finish lines for now so again we can ease the crowds in any one area.

Post Race Expo and Dinner

We will work on getting a few partners out for our post-race expo in May and we will definitely have a post series party on the last night of the season, May 25 with prizes, awards, and more!

Dash & Dine 5K start and finish areas

Masks & Social Distancing

While Boulder County no longer requires the use of a mask or face covering when outside and when you can maintain a reasonable distance between people, we will ask you to please wear a face covering when in the staging and starting areas, in particular. You can remove your mask before you cross the starting line.

After you have finished and have caught your breath, please keep a social distance and/or wear your mask while in line for food.

We would love to continue to hold this event and want to keep all of our friends healthy and happy.

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.

Dash & Dine 2021 Course Map

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.