Race Day Info

The Ashland Monster Dash Run for Education consists of a 1-mile Fun Run/Walk, a 5K run/walk and a 10K run. The race course for all three runs follows the perimeter of Lithia Park, a beautiful 93 acre park in downtown Ashland, Oregon that was named one of America’s 10 Great Public Spaces for 2014 by the American Planning Association. Southern Oregon is fast becoming one of the premiere running destinations of the Northwest; and Ashland, specifically, has been identified by Running Times magazine as the ultra-distance running mecca of the U. S. and Outside magazine named Ashland the “Best Town in America for Trail Running.”

To register online (small fee charged) click the Register Here button to the right.  To download paper registrations go to the REGISTER page.

NOTE – Last year (2017) to respond to requests by runners we moved the 10K race to an early start time. Unfortunately this caused a number of issues with road closures and volunteers shifts. Due to these issues, we have moved the 10K back to a combined start with the 5K race.  See below for details.

All races are out and back courses that begin/end above the intersection of Nutley and Winburn Way in Lithia Park just below the band shell. The out and back course will allow you to see other runners’ costumes…and for them to see yours! Costumes are NOT required, but are encouraged! See individual race course descriptions below.

FRIDAY EVENTS (Oct 26th)
(all at Historic Ashland Armory-208 Oak St)

2:00 pm   Packet Pick-up and On-Site Late Registration begins
2:00 pm   Silent Auction opens for viewing & bidding
5:00 pm   Monster Ball Pasta Party begins – costumes encouraged!
6:30 pm   Costume Contest! (For ticketed Monster Ball attendees) 
7:30 pm   Silent Auction closes
8:00 pm   Packet Pick-up & On-Site Registration ends
8:00 pm   Pasta Party ends

RACE DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Oct 27th)
(all in Lithia Park near Band Shell)

Note: all races begin/end on Winburn Way near the Fountain

9:00 am  On-Site Race-day Registration & Packet-Pickup opens
10:00 am  Start of the 1-mile Fun Run/Walk
10:45 am  Combined start of the 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run
Race awards for top male/female race winners directly follow each race.

DOG, STROLLER & YOUNG CHILD INFORMATION:

Sorry but Lithia Park is a no-dog zone, so NO DOGS PLEASE.  Strollers are allowed, but runners with strollers will be required to start at the back of their starting pack.  The 1-mile run is completely on pavement, but the 5K and 10K runs have portions of gravel that may require a running stroller.

  • If you want to run in the 5K or 10K race, but accompany a young child in the 1-Mile or 5K race, you may do so without registering for the child’s race.
  • If you are registering for the 5K or 10K and plan to have a child in a stroller, you do not need to register the child.  Please place the racing bib on you (the runner) and not on the stroller or the child.
  • Babies in strollers do not have to register for the 1-mile fun run.  See previous note regarding racing bib placement.
  • Any unregistered children are not eligible to receive a finishers medal, or any race category prizes.

Contact us with any further questions.

RACE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

 

1-mile RUN/WALK – 10:00am

(ON MAP: Green colored route)

Follows Winburn Way onto Granite St to a turnaround at the intersection of Winburn Way and Lantern Hill Rd and finishes back at the starting point.

5K RUN/WALK- 10:45am

(ON MAP: Begin on Green  route, then continue on Orange route to 5K turnaround, return to Start/Finish)

Follows Winburn Way onto Granite St. and up the gentle hill on the dirt back road of the park, past the reservoir on Glenview Street. Turn around near the base of Ashland Loop Rd and return to the finish at the starting point.

10K RUN- 10:45 am

(ON MAP: Begin on Green route, continue on Orange, then Purple colored route to turnaround, back to Start/Finish)

A fun and challenging run through the beautiful streets of Lithia Park. Follows Winburn Way onto Granite St. and up the gentle hill on the dirt back road of the park, past the reservoir on Glenview Street. Continue onto Terrace St and all the up the hill to the turnaround in the cul-de-sac of Terrace St, and finish back at the starting point.

For T-shirt information click HERE.

For Awards/Prizes information click HERE.