Welcome to the 9th Annual Bow Lake Dam 15K/5K Race to Cure Cystic Fibrosis! We welcome all runners, walkers, and volunteers of all ages! Check out our 3rd Annual Toddler Dash after the races! It's the cutest thing you'll see all year! (Toddler T-shirts available for purchasing on race day!)
The origin of this race began the day after eight friends gathered to run in or support a marathon in the Fall of 2008. At breakfast the morning after the race, tired and sore but exhilarated by the previous day's excitement and joy, the soon-to-be committee brainstormed a way in which they could stretch the benefits of training to reach beyond themselves. Personally touched by a mutual friend's daughter who lives with the challenges of Cystic Fibrosis, our new committee became determined to plan, organize, and initiate a local race to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The "Bow Lake Dam 15K/5K" is the result of that brainstorm. Our Bow Lake crew has grown to become an even bigger team over the past 9 years and with each new year we hope to make the Bow Lake Dam Race to Cure CF bigger and better!
Registration: $15 - ages 12 and Under (discount applied at checkout) $25 - ages 13+
Race day information: This is a RAIN or SHINE event! Please arrive (and park) along Rt. 202A or Province Rd. between 8:00 AM and *9:30 AM to pick up your shirt and bib. We will have staff available to direct you. The parking lots will fill up quickly. Please park off the road as much as possible.
Online Registration will close June 1st, 2017 at 11:59pm. Same day registration will be available from 8:00 AM to *9:30 AM at the Grange Hall, located at the intersection of Water Street and Province Road. Same day registration cost is $35 for age 13+, $25 12 and under. Registering onlinebefore May 17th will guarantee a shirt. We cannot guarantee a t-shirt for same day registration, but we will do our best. * before 9am for 15K participants
The 15K starts at the Grange Hall at 9:30am, while the 5K starts a short walk up Water Street at 10:00am. The races will go in opposite directions. The 15K loops around the lake while the 5K goes out and comes back, both races sharing a finish line next to the Grange Hall. Both races share a finish line near the Grange Hall.
Please remember to stay on the left side of the road throughout the race. Although it is a low traffic area, the road will not be closed to traffic. Please be careful, especially at water stops.
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NEW THIS YEAR! 15K participants now starting at a new, 9:30am time! Both Runners AND Walkers!
9:15am - 15K Participants (Runners AND Walkers) report to start line next to Grange Hall. 9:25am - *NEW* 5K Participants create a human gauntlet on the corner near the Grange Hall and cheer on the 15k racers as they start their 9+ Miles! 9:30am - 15K Race starts. 9:45am - 5K Runners and Walkers report to Start Line on Water Street. 10:00am - 5K Race Starts.
Music, Food, and Awards: 10:30am - All gather at the Church Yard where the band is playing to await Awards Ceremony. 11:15am - 5K awards. FOOD IS READY! 11:30am - 3rd ANNUAL TODDLER DASH! 11:45am - 15K awards. Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for Male and Female in each Age Division. Age Divisions: Under 12. Under 20. 20-29. 30-39. 40-49. 50-59. 60-69. 70 +
We thank you for racing to cure Cystic Fibrosis and we look forward to seeing you on race day! - The Dam Staff John, Katie, Johnny, Laurie, Chris, Kristin, Dj, Mike, and Jamie.