Race Day Info

The Ashland Monster Dash Run for Education consists of a 1-mile Fun Run/Walk, followed by the 5K run/walk and the 10K run. The race course for all three runs follows the perimeter of Lithia Park, a beautiful 93 acre park in downtown Ashland, Oregon that was recently named one of America’s 10 Great Public Spaces for 2014 by the American Planning Association. Southern Oregon is fast becoming one of the premiere running destinations of the Northwest; and Ashland, specifically, has been identified by Running Times magazine as the ultra-distance running mecca of the U. S. and Outside magazine named Ashland the “Best Town in America for Trail Running.”

To register online (small fee charged) click the Register Here button to the right.  To download paper registrations go to the REGISTER page.

All races are out and back courses that begin/end above the intersection of Nutley and Winburn Way in Lithia Park just below the band shell. The out and back course will allow you to see other runners’ costumes…and for them to see yours! See individual race course descriptions below.

NOTE: The pre-race Costume Contest has been MOVED to the Friday Night Monster Ball Pasta Party! See details on the Costume Contest page.

(all at Historic Ashland Armory-208 Oak St)

2:00 pm   Packet Pick-up and On-Site Late Registration begins
2:00 pm   Silent Auction opens for viewing & bidding
5:00 pm   Monster Ball Pasta Party begins – costumes encouraged!
6:30 pm   Costume Contest! moved to Friday – no longer on Race Day.
7:30 pm   Silent Auction closes
8:30 pm   Packet Pick-up & On-Site Registration ends
8:30 pm   Pasta Party ends

(all in Lithia Park near Band Shell)

9:00 am  On-Site Race-day Registration & Packet-Pickup opens
9:00 am  Vendors open for business
10:30 am  Start of the 1-mile Fun Run/Walk – Winburn Way near Fountain
11:15 am  Start of the 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run – Winburn Way near Fountain
12:30 pm  Race awards for overall winners


Sorry but Lithia Park is a no-dog zone, so NO DOGS PLEASE.  Strollers are allowed, but runners with strollers will be required to start at the back of the starting pack.  The 1-mile run is completely on pavement, but the 5K and 10K runs have portions of gravel that may require a running stroller.

  • If you are registering for the 5K or 10K and plan to have a child in a stroller, you do not need to register the child.  Please place the racing bib on you (the runner) and not on the stroller or the child.
  • Babies in strollers do not have to register for the 1-mile fun run.  See previous note regarding racing bib placement.
  • Any unregistered children are not eligible to receive a finishers medal, or any race category prizes.

Contact us with any further questions.



1-mile RUN/WALK – 10:30am

(ON MAP: Green colored route)

Follows Winburn Way onto Granite St to a turnaround at the intersection of Winburn Way and Lantern Hill Rd and finishes back near the starting point.

5K race – 11:15am

(ON MAP: Green route, continue on Orange route until you reach the 5k turnaround, return to Start/Finish)

A fun and challenging run through the beautiful streets of Lithia Park. Begin at the same point as the 1-mile, but continue up the gentle hill on the dirt back road of the park, past the reservoir to the turnaround on Glenview at the base of Ashland Loop Rd, and finish back at the starting point.

10K race – 11:15am

(ON MAP: Same as 5K, but continue on Purple route to reach 10K turnaround, return to Start/Finish)

Starts at the same time and follows the same route as the 5K race, but continues on the steeper roads of Glenview and Terrace St to the turnaround in the cul-de-sac of Terrace St, and finishes back at the starting point.

For T-shirt information click HERE.

For Awards/Prizes information click HERE.