Online Registration is now CLOSED. Please register between 7-8 am before the race.

Schedule of Events
Registration closes at 8:00 AM
Race begins at 8:30 AM
Jr. Dash begins at 9:30 AM

The race begins and ends at the Staples Alliance Church
1512 8th St. NE, Staples, MN 56479

2016 Results

2017 Results

Women
1st place goes to Sara Carlson of Brainerd, MN 21:35
2nd place goes to Jessica Miller of Wadena, MN 22:35

Men
1st place goes to Kenny Miller of Wadena, MN 16:25
2nd place goes to Paul Gorton of St. Paul, MN 18:26

Teams
1st place goes to Tony’s Chicken – total time 1:03:34
2nd place goes to Thomastown Covenant Church – total time 1:42:00

Congratulations to all who participated in this year’s event. We hope to see you again next year.

The Railroad Days Dash is a USA Track and Field certified 5K course that is part of the Staples-Motley Chamber Railroad Days celebration in Staples, MN.  The 2017 event will take place on August 26, 2017.

Race Divisions include:

 • Men’s, Women’s and Team
 • Overall winner, under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
 • Awards are guaranteed for the top 2 finishers in each division.

The purpose of the Railroad Days Dash is to get people in the Staples area active by running. Founding Race Director Nick Schultz started the race in 2009. Staples has a long history of great cross country runners and track teams so they asked why not have a running event that promotes running as a healthy LIFESTYLE.

The event also includes the Jr. Dash for kids under 12. The Jr. Dashers will run the 1K course alongside members of the Staples-Motley Cross Country team.

All proceeds from the Railroad Days Dash benefit Kinship Partners of Staples/Motley, a non-profit youth mentoring program.

The Railroad Days Dash is part of the Railroad Days celebration in Staples.

Course Records:

Men’s            Kenny Miller         15:58     2014

Women’s       Deb Gormley       19:55     2014

Team Champions    Tony’s Chicken     2015

REGISTRATION: 5K Run/Walk
All ages – after August 8th: $25 per person – T-Shirts not available

REGISTRATION: Jr. Dash (ages 12 and under)
Free with no pre-registration
T-Shirts are available for $5, on a first come, first served basis.

TEAM REGISTRATION: Cost is for the Team only and each person will pay their individual entry fee as they register.  Teams consist of 4 or more runners.
$20 per team – includes Team Leader* and Team Registration – *Team Leader must register before team members. Each team member is also responsible for registering individually.

All pre-registered runners will receive a logo t-shirt. Pre-registered runners are those whose registration form is received by August 8th, 2017. Runners registering after August 8th, 2017, will get t-shirts on a first-come-first-served basis.

2017 RRD Signature Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

2017 Jr. Dash – Signature Sponsor

2017 Additional Sponsors