Blast & Dash 5K - Richland

40 Park St
Richland, WA 99354

Running > 5k

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Event Description

Who wants to be in the biggest Squirt Gun Battle of the summer? 


We'll be BLASTIN' & DASHIN' in in Leslie Grove Park and giving out squirt guns & Finisher Medals to all registered participants!  Awesome race shirts, squirt guns and a shot at awards (Overalls, Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Masters, and the Top 3 in all the Age Groups!

Event details and schedule

Event Registration

Early Bird Registration (Ends 5/31)

  • 5K:  $30
  • 5K-Help with registration then Run:  $15
  • Virtual 5K:  $35 (closes 6/11)


Regular Registration (Ends 6/24)

  • 5K:  $40
  • 5K-Help with registration then Run:  $15
  • Virtual 5K:  $35 (closes 6/18)


Race Day:

  • 5K:  $45


All participants receive a shirt, finisher medal, & squirt gun.  Shirts & sizes are guaranteed if you register by 6/18...we'll order extra, but we can't guarantee anything after the June 8.


Course & Timing

We're in the Portland area, and there's not much that anyone can call flat & fast...But this one is.  A great run all in the park & so it's super kid friendly as well. We'll be chip timing the start & finish, so if you're looking for a PR...this could be your event.


Awards & Goodies

We have awesome award medals in the following categories:   Top 3 overall M/F, Top 3 overall masters M/F, Overall grand master's M/F, Overall Sr. master's M/F, Top 3 in each of the normal 5 year age groups...PLUS: 6 years & Under, 7 & 8 years, 9 & 10 years, 11-14, 15-19, through 75+.   Awesome race shirts to all participants...guaranteed & in your size if you register by 6/8.  Water bottle blaster squirt gun with one water bottle (but you're welcome to bring your own too)

We do not mail water guns to virtual participants



Groups and Teams

What's better than squirting your kids...Bringing all your buddies so they can squirt their kids too. So grab the people you know (or don't know). Share your morning with other like minded folks and score a great discount.

5+:  $2.50 off

11+:  $3.75 off

21+:  $5 off

51+:  $6.25 off

100+:  $7.50 off


Virtual Running

Can't make it out to the event site on race day?

Still want to participate or support the cause and have a shot at an award? or maybe you saw the shirt and said:  "Sweet...I want one!"  Then the virtual race is for you.  Run when & where you want, just submit your time by end of Race Day.  We'll ship out virtual packages the Monday after event date! Unfortunately, we will be unable to ship out the water guns for virtual runners. *Shipping available for continental US only.

New to Virtual Running?  Here's how it works:

Step 1

Get excited, grab some friends and buddies to join you!  Sign up and register for the Blast & Dash 5K!

Step 2

Hydrate, grab your buddy (or not) and get ready to get moving!

Step 3

Get out there and run or walk! You can run at the park, your favorite route in your neighborhood; anywhere you want.   Please remember to be safe!

Step 4


Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the hashtag #Blast&Dash5K  #fivestarrunning #fivestarntp

Step 5

Submit your results online directly onto RunSignUp from the Results Page on the event or your Profile Page.

You can submit your race time anytime between now and race day.

Step 6

View your Virtual Results Monday after the Event Date.


Five Star Championship & Turkey Trot

All participants will receive FREE entry into the 2023 Five Star Turkey Trot. Top finishers will also earn a qualifying spot in the Five Star 5K Championships in January 2024. See for full details.  


Event Courtesy & Refund Policy

Our events are designed to be fun and for the entire family. With that in mind any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be immediately disqualified and asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds and will be disqualified.

All registrations are final...We're sorry, but there are no refunds, transfers, or deferments.

Event Schedule:
June 18 

  • Deadline to Guarantee shirt & size

June 24

  • 8:00 AM - Race Day Registration & Check In Opens
  • 9:00 AM - Event Starts



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