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
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
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.
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
2017 Jr. Dash – Signature Sponsor
2017 Additional Sponsors