District Dash

Event Date

Sat, Jun 21, 2014


Berkeley Springs, WV

About This Activity


*There will be no "Early Packet Pick up" available this year

The EPCD District Dash 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk (formerly known as the Earth Day 5K/1 Mile Fun Walk) is meant to encourage healthy lifestyles and a healthy environment.

Conservation districts are local units of government established under state law to carry out natural resource management programs at the local level.  Education is a critical element of the conservation effort at the local, state and national levels. EPCD believes that educating youth ensures that the next generation will be wise stewards of America’s natural resources.

The mission of the District Dash 5k/ 1 Mile Fun Walk is twofold:

First; provide a fun, safe, family oriented event which fosters environmental awareness. Second; the proceeds from this event will be used to further educate students in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, so they may academically thrive and advance in the vast field of Environmental Science.

Come and support our mission and our youth by participating in this event, enjoying the beautiful scenery of Cacapon State Park, and interacting with your environment!

  • 5K registrations received by Friday, June 6th will be guaranteed a complimentary T-Shirt. 1 Mile Fun Walk registration does not include t-shirt. Shirts can be purchased at event
  • Children 12 years of age and younger may be registered by mail (see event webpage for forms) or on event day free of charge for 1 Mile Fun Walk.

1 Mile Fun Walk Course Description

Walkers will be walking 3 laps around the Multi-purpose Trail. Starting and end point is the Tennis Court parking lot.  This loop trail is a crusher run rock accessible path traveling through the picnic area near the lake.

5K Course Description (visit our website to see the course map!)

We have made a course change since last year’s event. The 5K is now an “out and back” course. It begins and ends in front of the Nature Center. Participants will begin at the Nature Center, run around the “Nature Center Loop”, turn right and run towards the reservoir, turning around before reaching the North Fork Cabin loop. After turning around, participants will run back exactly the way they came, ending in front of the nature left.

5K Awards Categories:

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Overall male and female
  • Masters male and female (over 40)
  • 12 and under
  • 13-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60 and over

If you prefer to submit your forms and payment by mail, download registration form and waiver at


Event schedule and times

Event Day:

8:45 am - 9:45 am Packet Pick-up/ Registration

10 am 5K Race Start and 1 mile fun walk begins

11 am Conservation Activities

12:00 pm Raffle drawing

12:15 pm Awards Ceremony

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