Join us Sunday, October 15th for our 3rd Annual Beaver Dash 5k Run / Walk benefitting Special Olympics Rhode Island!
Bring the whole family for a day full of fun! The race will begin at the Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink + end at the Thirsty Beaver Hometown Pub & Grub where our post-race party will be held.
Festivities will feature a Thirsty Beaver buffet for all participants, award ceremony, live DJ, raffles, games, beer + much more!
Buffet tickets will be available to purchase for all non-participants. Light breakfast refreshments will be provided at race day check-in.
Walkers + baby strollers welcome!
Chip timed race entry
Full access to our post-race BUFFET at the Thirsty Beaver!
Official Beaver Dash 5k race t-shirt - please specify t-shirt size when registering
Official Beaver Dash 5k race swag bag packed with goodies + post-race raffle ticket
$5 Thirsty Beaver Gift Card for anyone who registers with a TEAM
Complimentary beverage samples at post race party (21+)
Light breakfast refreshments at pre-race registration
Award ceremony, live entertainment, raffles, games + more!
Live race results via text message + email
Free race photos sent directly to athletes
START & REGISTRATION:
Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink - 101 Pleasant View Ave. Smithfield, RI 02917
FINISH & POST-RACE PARTY:
The Thirsty Beaver Smithfield - 45 Cedar Swamp Rd. Smithfield, RI 02917
Unlimited number of participants per team - minimum of (5) team members required.
*NOTE: Team members cannot compete for multiple teams
THREE TEAMS WILL WIN...
FASTEST TEAM- Based on the combined times of the team's (3) fastest finishers - fastest team time WINS!
TEAM PARTICIPATION AWARD - Team with the MOST members who race
TEAM SPIRIT AWARD - ONE team that demonstrates the most TEAM SPIRIT (can include spectators + volunteers)
BENEFITS OF JOINING A TEAM...
Prizes, bragging rights + each team member will receive a $5 Thirsty Beaver Gift Card which can be claimed at packet pick-up
$100 CASH PRIZE FOR THE OVERALL TOP MALE + FEMALE FINISHERS!
Individual awards to the top (3) male + female finishers in each age division
*UPDATED AGE DIVISIONS:
18 & under I 19-29 I 30-39 I 40-49 I 50-59 I 60+
RACE DAY: Sunday, October 15, 2023
PACKET PICKUP: 7:00am - 8:45am at the Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink
*In-Person Race Registration will be available on race day
RACE START: 9:00am
AFTER-PARTY: The party starts when the race finishes at The Thirsty Beaver!
PARTY, FOOD & DRINKS
When the 5k ends, the party is just getting started! Festivities will include live entertainment, award ceremony, raffles, games + more!
Because there's no better way to conclude a 5k! Enjoy a full Thirsty Beaver buffet as well as other local food vendors! Food fee included in athlete registration - buffet tickets will be on sale for all spectators.
. *Please provide any allergies / dietary restrictions at registration so we can accommodate accordingly.
Are you a local vendor? Contact us to join in the race day fun!
Runners (21+) will receive FREE alcohol samples by local vendors at our post-race party.
*BRING YOUR ID to packet pick-up if you plan on enjoying an ice cold post-race beer.
Other drinks will include water, juices and sodas from The Thirsty Beaver
REGISTRATION: $40 I IN-PERSON / DAY-OF: $45
YOUTH (ages 12 & under)
REGISTRATION: $25 I IN-PERSON / DAY-OF: $30
*BRING YOUR ID to packet pickup if you plan on enjoying your FREE post-race beer!
**Pre-registered minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent / guardian. The parent / guardian must sign a waiver on behalf of the minor at packet pickup.
Parking will be available across the street from the Ice Rink at Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School - 10 Indian Run Trail, Smithfield, RI 02917 as well as a secondary lot at Anna M. McCabe School - 100 Pleasant View Ave. Smithfield, RI 02917
PLEASE FOLLOW RACE DAY SIGNAGE FOR FURTHER PARKING INSTRUCTION
*While both the start + finish of the race are in walking distance of the designated parking areas, race day shuttles will we available for anyone who needs them.
Restrooms will be available inside the Smithfield Ice Rink at the registration area / race start.
Restrooms will be located inside The Thirsty Beaver at the finish area.
Please understand we will not be able to issue refunds for ANY reason. Please ensure you will be able to attend on Sunday, October 15, 2023 prior to registration. If for some reason you must withdraw, your packet will still be available to retrieve at all pickup opportunities.