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May 17 - 18, 2024

Dash Around Kampeska Half Marathon, Relay & BWW 5K

Stokes-Thomas City Park • 90 S Lake Dr WatertownSD  57201 Organized by Watertown DASH

About this event

Join us for a running tour of Beautiful Lake Kampeska located in Watertown, SD! This scenic Half Marathon will take you on a trip around Lake Kampeska with trails running through Jackson Park, Memorial Park and ending on the waterfront boardwalk at Stokes-Thomas City Park. If the 13.1 mile run is too much, join us for a 2 person Half Marathon Relay that splits these miles in half.

Make this a family weekend! Come Friday night, run or walk the Buffalo Wild Wings 5k, visit one of our unique restaurants and spend the night in one of our great hotels. Then get up early on Saturday morning for our DASH Around Kampeska Half Marathon. Spend the rest of the day Saturday visiting some of Watertown, SD greatest attractions. We have so much for a family to see and do. Visit the beautiful Terry Redlin Art museum, Bramble Park Zoo, and our downtown Watertown area.

Proceeds from this race will benefit Watertown D.A.S.H. – a program at our local Police Department that hosts annual events that promote family time and empower youth to choose to live Drug Free, Alcohol Free, Safe & Healthy lifestyles.

Event details and schedule

Packet pick up schedule:

Friday, May 17, 2024

Buffalo Wild Wings -2700 9th Ave SE

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Stokes-Thomas City Park - 90 S. Lake Drive

5:30 am to 6:15 am

Schedule of Events:

The Buffalo Wild Wings 5K will take place on Friday, May 17, 2024 at 6:00 pm at the Prairie Lakes Ice Arena located north of Buffalo Wild Wings at 3015 1st Ave NE. This will be an untimed family friendly run or walk so register the whole family. Please arrive early enough to pick up your race packet at Buffalo Wild Wings and venture over to the Prairie Lakes Ice Arena so you are ready for the 6:00 pm start time. The Buffalo Wild Wings 5K will start and finish at the Prairie Lakes Ice Arena but there will be an after party at Buffalo Wild Wings immediately following the 5K until 8:00 pm with food and drinks. The 5K participants and their family are all welcome.

The Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 7:00 am. The race will start at Jackson Park and finish along the waterfront boardwalk at City Park. Parking will be available inside the Campground entrance or inside the Boat Landing entrance at City Park. Please pick up your race packet at City Park if you did not pick it up Friday night. The Half Marathon participants will be transported from City Park over to the start line at Jackson Park. If the participant already has their race packet, their family could also just drop them off at Jackson Park. The Half Marathon relay participants should carpool and drive themselves to Jackson Park for the pre-race instructions. The relay participant running the second leg of the race should then drive to Memorial Park so the first participant has a vehicle to drive back to City Park after the transfer has been made. Bus Transportation from City Park to the start line at Jackson Park will begin at 6:00 am and they will transport every 10 minutes with the last ride leaving City Park at 6:40 am so be sure you are on one of those busses. There will be food and beverages ready for you when you cross the finish line.

We will hand out awards as soon as possible once the award winners finish.

There will be a 3 1/2 hour cut off time for the Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay.

Register before March 1, 2024, April 1, 2024 and May 1, 2024 to avoid the price increases.

All online registration will close on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 11:59 pm! There will be no registrations accepted for the Half Marathon or the BWW 5K after that time or on the day of the race.

For safety precautions, no pets, bikes or strollers are allowed on the route.

There will be no refunds.


$50 for Half Marathon; $60 on March 1st; $70 on April 1st; $80 on May 1st

$70 for Relay; $80 on March 1st; $90 each on April 1st; $100 each on May 1st

$20 for 5K; $25 on April 1st; $30 on May 1st

$5 for 5K (12-under)

$10 for 5K if you are also registering for the Half Marathon or Relay


May 17 - 18, 2024

Friday, Saturday

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Stokes-Thomas City Park

90 S Lake Dr WatertownSD  57201

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