The Maniac Dam Race offers a non-traditional run/walk designed to appeal to every age! This just might be one of the best ways to enjoy Dworshak Dam, which is the highest straight-axis concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere! The race offers runners and walkers two unique choices, you can choose either a 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk or a 3K (1.86 miles) run/walk experience. During the race athletes walk/run along the Dworshak Reservoir and the Clearwater River and over the Dworshak Dam to finish at the Visitors Center where you can enjoy your hard earned rest, snacks and refreshment.
All registration proceeds from this unique event will go back into the Orofino Community through the operations of the Orofino Chamber of Commerce.
“Overall, the race/walk will be good for Orofino’s economy while providing citizens with unique access to the Dam. It’s a chance to show off Orofino’s hospitality. We want to keep this race going and coming back year after year, it’s only going to get bigger!” says Sartini.
The race offers runners and walkers two unique choices, you can choose either a 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk or a 3K (1.86 miles) run/walk experience. Participants will check-in at the Dworshak Dam Visitors Center starting at 8 am. Racers will then proceed to the Dworshak View Point where the race will begin at 10 am. Participants will follow along the outlined 3K or 5K course across the Dworshak Dam to the midpoint check-in station and then return along the course to the finish line back at the Dworshak Dam Visitors Center where food, drinks and other activities will take place.
The race is open to all ages of people, the cost to pre-register is free for children under age 5, $20 for adults, and $15 for Youth (ages 6 to 10). Participants can also register the day of the event, but the fee will increase $10 for race day registration. Late registration will be take place at view point this year up at Dworshak Dam. Participants 18 years of age or younger must have an adult present to sign a waiver the day of the event, and all participants must present a valid photo id the day of the race for security purposes. All registration proceeds from this unique event will go back into the Orofino Community through the operations of the Orofino Chamber of Commerce.
TEAM REGISTRATION: Each team member registers individually and indicates his/her participation as a team member by entering the team name during the registration process. Please be sure that each team member enters the team name in the exact same way. Scoring for this will include the times for the five (5) fastest team members will be added together. Placement is based on the lowest cumulative total.
- Children ages 6-10: $15 (children 5 & under are free)
Race Day Registration
- Children ages 6-10: $20 (children 5 & under are free)
The starting line area will open at 7 am on Access to the start area will be via Viewpoint Road. The 5K run/walk will begin at 10 am, the 3K run/walk will begin at 10:05 am. Crossing to the Dam area will be restricted to registered “The Maniac Race” participants. Security bands and numbers will be issued to enforce the restricted access.