The Railroad Days Dash is a 5K course that is part of the Staples-Motley
Chamber Railroad Days celebration in Staples, MN.
The 2018 event will take place on August 25, 2018.

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


Over age 18 – on or before August 15th: $25 per person
18 and under – on or before August 15th: $20 per person
All ages – after August 15th: $30 per person
T-Shirts are available for $5, on a first come, first served basis.

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.

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.

2017 Results

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

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

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

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.

Course Records:

Men’s            Kenny Miller         15:58     2014

Women’s       Deb Gormley       19:55     2014

Team Champions    Tony’s Chicken     2015