Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the race?

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

  • What time does the race begin?

    The Water Drop Dash 5K traditionally begins at 8>

  • Where do I park?

    Limited parking will be available at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Access to this parking lot will close no later than 6:45 a.m., or when it becomes full. Willeo Road will close at 6:45 a.m. Participants parked in this lot may not be able to exit the lot during the race. Additional free parking is available at St. Francis Day School – 9375 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075 Participants parking at St. Francis Day School must walk the one mile from the parking area to the Chattahoochee Nature center. Please plan your schedule accordingly.

  • What time are the roads closing?

    From 6:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Willeo Road will be closed from Azalea Drive to the Chattahoochee Nature Center entrance (Inverness neighborhood access will be open- race turns at entrance). Azalea Drive will also be closed during this time from the Willeo Road to entrance of the Atlanta Rowing Club Boathouse (Atlanta Rowing Club entrance will be open – race turns at traffic light).

  • Will the race be cancelled if it rains?

    The race is a rain or shine event. There will be a gear check available if appropriate weather.

  • What are the award categories?

    Die-cast medals will be given to top overall male and female, top masters male and female, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd male and female age group awards from the following age groups: 11-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+. Kids’ Fun Run: All participants will receive awards.

  • Will there be chip timing for the Kids’ Fun Run?

    Unfortunately, we will not offer chip timing for the Kids’ Fun Run.

  • Where do I pick up my shirt?

    Official commemorative technical t-shirts will be distributed to all 5K finishers at the post-race Water Festival in CNC’s Kingfisher Hall after crossing the finish line and presenting your race number.

  • Where do I check my results?

    Results will be posted on within 24 hours after the completion of the race.

  • Are pets and strollers allowed on the 5K course?

    No pets (except service animals) are allowed on the race course or on Chattahoochee Nature Center property. Strollers are allowed on the course.

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