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Dragons 5K presented by Orthopedic Associates

Saturday July 18th, 2020

Any City - Any State, OH

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In-person race option: Day Air Ballpark (Home of the Dayton Dragons) – 220 Patterson Blvd. Dayton, OH 45402

Virtual race option: Anywhere, USA – it’s virtual!


Thank you for signing up for the 2021 Dragons 5K.  Due to some adjustments we had to make for the racecourse, we are unable to do a separate start/finish and will need to adjust our start time for the 5K to 8 AM (was originally scheduled to start @ 7 AM). 


There is nothing you need to do except be ready to start the 5K at 8 AM at Day Air Ballpark Plaza.  The updated/final map for the 5K will be featured on the RunSignUp page for your review (it is the same route as 2019).

If you had previously signed up for a specific start time – you no longer need to worry about that (it will not apply with the new start time).  We will have pace signs and ask participants to line up at the start line according to their pace (faster runners in front – strollers and walkers in the back).  There shouldn’t be any issues with providing as much space as possible at the start line since your time doesn’t start until you go over the timer at the start line.


Annually, the Dayton Dragons host one of the biggest timed, 5K races in the Miami Valley with over 2,000 participants.  So, we’re excited to share the great news that “THE RACE THAT PAYS YOU” is back with options to participate in-person and virtual (whatever you are most comfortable with for 2021) .  With $100 worth of swag included with your entry…you don’t want to miss out on this awesome event!

Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, the Dragons 5K will continue offering a virtual option for those that prefer that method for 2021.  What this means is that you can register for the race, then run, walk, or hike your own Dragons 5K in your neighborhood, on a treadmill or at a local park, and then simply input your time online by July 24, 2021.  You will still receive your swag bag of items including the 5K t-shirt, medal, and Dragons hat (we will email all participants with a link to select Dragons tickets for the 2021 season after the race date of July 24, 2021).

If you participated in 2020 and are owed a 50% discount – you should have received a special email the first week of June that contained a special link to get this pricing.  Please note...you have until June 11 to secure your registration with this discounted pricing!  

Reminder: This discount is not transferrable and must be used by the same email address, first name, and date of birth from last year's race. 

How to Submit Results (If you select the VIRTUAL OPTION)

Results can be submitted now through July 24, 2021.  You can submit online by logging into your RunSignUp account. Click here to Submit Results

Tips for participating in a Virtual Race


Registration Info

Adults (18 and up) - $25 (Price goes up to $30 Saturday, July 17)

Youth (17 and under) - $15 (pricing will be adjusted based on DOB input)

Virtual option – add $10 for shipping of race swag bag items or pickup in person on July 23 or the week following the race at the Dragons Box Office (10 AM - 5PM).

If you signup for this race by Sunday, July 4, 2021 we can guarantee you will receive your 5K t-shirt, medal, and Dragons hat. Otherwise, we are unable to guarantee all the items and desired t-shirt size.


You will be able to pick up your race swag bag and race bib the day prior to the Dragons 5K – Friday, July 23.  Pick-up will start at 8 AM at Day Air Ballpark (located at the Dragons Box Office) and end at 6 PM.  You can have another individual pick these items for you by simply providing your name and showing their ID.

Regarding “Day of” pickup, you can do this starting at 7 AM at the designated stations located near the Dragons Box Office at Day Air Ballpark. 

"Post Event" pickup (for virtual participants if they don’t want to pay shipping) - You can do this starting Monday, July 26 - Friday, July 30 at the Dragons Box Office from 10 AM to 5 PM.

PS – Remember that the race now starts @ 8 AM! There are no pre-assigned start times.

For more questions and info – please visit www.daytondragons.com/dragons5k or email Sydney Zengler at [email protected]


All participants for the in-person race will be electronically timed.  Results will be provided to the Dragons following the completion of the race and winners for the various categories below will receive notification from the Dragons via email by Monday, July 26.  Participants can view their finish time and place for the Dragons 5K online. Click here to view final results.

Age Groups for Males and Females

1st Place: $15 Team Store E-Gift Card

2nd Place: $10 Team Store E-Gift Card

3rd Place: $5 Team Store E-Gift Card

* Under 10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-25, 26-30, 31-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-50, 51-55, 56-60, 61-65, 66-70, 71-75, 76-80, 80 + up

Top 3 Overall - Male

1st Place: Engraved Bat

2nd Place: Engraved Bat

3rd Place: Engraved Bat

Top 3 Overall - Female

1st Place: Engraved Bat

2nd Place: Engraved Bat

3rd Place: Engraved Bat

Regular Group Prizes (Groups of 10 or more)

1st Place: Luxury Suite in early 2022 season (Basic food package included, no alcohol)

2nd Place: Group Outing (Stadium Seats) late 2021 season or early in 2022 season

3rd Place: $75 Dragons Gift Card

*Please note that virtual participants are not eligible for prizes.


The 2021 Dragons 5K is being presented by Orthopedic Associates. As the regional leader in comprehensive orthopedic care, our passion is helping Dayton's families get back to doing what they love. We are proud to be the trusted orthopedic provider serving your Dayton Dragons for more than a decade. Learn more at www.OAdoctors.com

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