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Beaver Dash 5k
Sun, Oct 20, 2019
About This Activity
Join us Sunday, October 20th for our 1st Annual Beaver Dash 5k Run / Walk benefitting Special Olympics Rhode Island!
Bring the whole family for a day full of fun! The race will begin at the Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink + end at the Thirsty Beaver Hometown Pub & Grub where our post-race party will be held.
Festivities will feature a Thirsty Beaver buffet for all participants, award ceremony, live DJ, raffles, games, beer + much more!
Buffet tickets will be available to purchase for all non-participants. Light breakfast refreshments will be provided at race day check-in.
Walkers + baby strollers welcome!
Chip timed race entry
Full access to our post-race BUFFET at the Thirsty Beaver!
Official Beaver Dash 5k race t-shirt - please specify t-shirt size when registering
Official Beaver Dash 5k race swag bag packed with goodies + post-race raffle ticket
$5 Thirsty Beaver Gift Card for anyone who registers with a TEAM
One free Truly Hard Seltzer (21+ participants only) at our post-race party
Complimentary Red Bull for all participants + volunteers
Light breakfast refreshments at pre-race registration
Award ceremony, live entertainment, raffles, games + more!
Live race results via text message + email
Free race photos sent directly to athletes
START & REGISTRATION:
Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink - 101 Pleasant View Ave. Smithfield, RI 02917
FINISH & POST-RACE PARTY:
The Thirsty Beaver Smithfield - 45 Cedar Swamp Rd. Smithfield, RI 02917
Unlimited number of participants per team - minimum of (5) team members required.
*NOTE: Team members cannot compete for multiple teams
THREE TEAMS WILL WIN...
FASTEST TEAM- Based on the combined times of the team's (3) fastest finishers - fastest team time WINS!
TEAM PARTICIPATION AWARD - Team with the MOST members who race
TEAM SPIRIT AWARD - ONE team that demonstrates the most TEAM SPIRIT (can include spectators + volunteers)
BENEFITS OF JOINING A TEAM...
Prizes, bragging rights + each team member will receive a $5 Thirsty Beaver Gift Card which can be claimed at packet pick-up
$100 CASH PRIZE FOR THE OVERALL TOP MALE + FEMALE FINISHERS!
Individual awards to the top (3) male + female finishers in each age division
YOUTH: ages 12 & under I JUNIORS: 13-19 I OPEN: 20-49 I MASTERS: 50+
RACE DAY: Sunday, October 20, 2019
PACKET PICKUP: 7:30am - 9:15am at the Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink
*In-Person Race Registration will be available on race day
RACE START: 9:30am
AFTER-PARTY: The party starts when the race finishes at The Thirsty Beaver!
PARTY, FOOD & DRINKS
When the 5k ends, the party is just getting started! Festivities will include live entertainment, award ceremony, raffles, games + more!
Because there's no better way to conclude a 5k! Enjoy a full Thirsty Beaver buffet, the Newport Lemonade cart, Pink Pig BBQ + other local food vendors! Food fee included in athlete registration - buffet tickets will be on sale for all spectators.
. *Please provide any allergies / dietary restrictions at registration so we can accommodate accordingly.
Are you a local vendor? Contact us to join in the race day fun!
The Beaver Dash 5k is proudly sponsored by Truly Hard Seltzer!
Runners (21+) will receive a FREE Truly at our post-race party.
*BRING YOUR ID to packet pick-up if you plan on enjoying an ice cold post-race beer.
Additional beverage offerings include the Newport Lemonade cart + the Red Bull promo team who will be on-site passing out FREE Red Bulls to all participants and volunteers!
Register online by Tuesday, August 20th at 11:59pm to receive the $5 OFF Early Bird Discount!
. *Online registration closes Sunday, October 13th at 11:59pm EST
EARLY BIRD: $30 I REGISTRATION: $35 I IN-PERSON / DAY-OF: $40
YOUTH (ages 12 & under)
EARLY BIRD: $20 I REGISTRATION: $25 I IN-PERSON / DAY-OF: $30
MONDAY, OCT. 14th: 7pm-9pm @ The Thirsty Beaver in Smithfield
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16th: 6pm-8pm @ The Thirsty Beaver in Smithfield
SATURDAY, OCT. 19th: 12pm-3pm @ The Thirsty Beaver in Smithfield
RACE DAY SUNDAY, OCT. 20th: 7:30am-9:15am @ Smithfield Ice Rink Parking Lot - light breakfast refreshments will be served
*BRING YOUR ID to packet pickup if you plan on enjoying your FREE post-race beer!
**Pre-registered minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent / guardian. The parent / guardian must sign a waiver on behalf of the minor at packet pickup.
Parking will be available across the street from the Ice Rink at Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School - 10 Indian Run Trail, Smithfield, RI 02917 as well as a secondary lot at Anna M. McCabe School - 100 Pleasant View Ave. Smithfield, RI 02917
PLEASE FOLLOW RACE DAY SIGNAGE FOR FURTHER PARKING INSTRUCTION
*While both the start + finish of the race are in walking distance of the designated parking areas, race day shuttles will we available for anyone who needs them.
Restrooms will be available inside of the Smithfield Ice Rink at the registration area / race start.
Portable restrooms will be available nearby the finish line at the Thirsty Beaver in addition to restrooms located inside of the restaurant.
Please understand we will not be able to issue refunds for ANY reason. Please ensure you will be able to attend on Sunday, October 20, 2019 prior to registration. If for some reason you must withdraw, your packet will still be available to retrieve at all pickup opportunities.