The 35th Annual Women's Distance Festival 5K

Sat July 9 - Mon July 18, 2022 Congers, NY 10920 US Directions

5K Run or walk

$35 07/09 7:45AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT Registration Opens April 13, 2022 at 10:00am EDT

5k Virtual Run/Walk

$35 Registration Opens April 14, 2022 at 10:00am EDT

Please join us for the 35th Annual Women's Distance Festival 5K Run/Walk on July 9th!  This year, there will also be a Virtual event for those who cannot or chose to not participate in person.  For those who either prefer not to participate in person or cannot do so there is a virtual event for everyone else who wants to participate on Saturday July 9th through Monday July 18th for the largest Women's only 5k in the tristate area, as we come together to raise money to help the Center for Safety & Change in their mission to support, house and provide services to ALL victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking and all crimes. The WDF is open to all who identify as women/non-binary.

We simplified registration!!! You can still sign up for the 5K as an individual or create a Mother/Daughter, Sister/Sister, or Grandmother/Granddaughter team. We also have a team event for groups of 5 or more and the Team Spirit Award will still be given!  You can select team registration after selecting the 5K!  

Online Registration is $30 for Rockland Road Runner members, and $35 for non-members.  There will be a one time bump in the registration fee to cover the cost of  mailing all race packets to all participants. Team registrations are available for Mother/Daughter, Sister/Sister, or Grandmother/Granddaughter at $60 provided that at least one team member is a Rockland Road Runner.  If neither is a Rockland Road Runner, then the cost will be $70.  Teams of 5 runners/walkers are available for a discounted cost of $30 a team member provided that the team meets a minimum requirement of 5 members.  ALL IN PERSON PARTICIPANTS MUST PICK UP BIBS THEIR RACE MORNING BETWEEN 6:30AM AND 7:30AM or Friday July 9th from 3-6 at Dick's Sporting Good at the Palisades Center in West Nyack.

Online registration for the in person event closes at 11:59pm Monday Tuesday 5th.  All packets will be mailed. Online registration for the Virtual event will remain open thru July 17th..  Bibs can be picked up July 8th at Dick's Sporting Goods in West Nyack from 3-6, and each race day prior to each race. VIRTUAL BIBS WILL BE MAILED.


Race Day Schedule

- check in begins at 6:45

-announcements 7:40am

-each race starts at 8am

-Awards to be given on July 17 at the Growler and Gill in Nanuet at after party starting at Noon

Bib Pick up

All shirts and swag bags will be mailed.  However, Bibs can be picked up July 9th at Dick's Sporting Goods in West Nyack from 3-6pm or pre-race each race day.  We are encouraging participants to utilize Friday bib pick up if possible.

The Center for Safety & Changes mission is to provide necessary services, support and shelter to ALL victims domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and ALL gender based crimes.  Click the link directly above to find out more about the Center.


This year our donation campaign is #wdf1111makeawish.  I make a wish when I see the clock at 11:11 that my 3 daughters can live in a world where there is no domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.  Until that day arrives, there is no finish line in how much money we raise for the Center for Safety & Change!  Please donate to help in the mission of the Center.

Become a Sponsor

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Become a sponsor of the 2021 WDF! Several exclusive sponsor levels are left.  Gold, SIlver and Bronze are unlimited.  All other sponsorships are either exclusive or limited.

Rockland Lake State Park
Congers, NY US 10920
The awards ceremony is BroughT to you by Scheer and Guarneri Associates


  • $100 to the winner and an additional $100 for beating the course record! (Course Record 16:05 Donna Combs 1993). 
  • Top 3 Runners Overall
  • Top 3 runners in age categories, 13 and under, 14 to 19 and 10 year increments thru age 69. The next category awarded will be 70 and above.  
  • The oldest racer to complete both the walk and the run will be recognized
  • top walker (NOT GIVEN THIS YEAR)
  • top walker under age 19, top walker 20 to 29, top walker 30-39, top 3 walkers 40-49, top 3 walkers 50-59, top 3 walkers 60 and above  (NOT GIVEN THIS YEAR)
  • The top Mother Daughter, Sister-Sister, and Grandmother-Granddaughter team

SPECIAL TEAM AWARDS-RUNNERS ONLY: Join with your sister, mother, daughter or grand mother and enter as a team. Awards to top Mother/Daughter, Sister/Sister and Grandmother/ Granddaughter teams.


Declare your club affiliation! (register five or more participants to compete in this division.) The top three runners are scored for each team entered. 

Virtual Participants can run or walk their 5K ANYWHERE in the country, or the world!

Your Block!  Your local Park!  Your local HS track... Rockland Lake!   please ignore the rest of this section


Both events start and finish at Rockland Lake State Park, north parking lot.  Their are 2 entrances to Rockland Lake State Park.  Enter the North Entrance, it will have a sign for Championship Golf Course.  

 The course is flat and fast around Rockland Lake. USTAF Certified #NY05017AM (FLAT & FAST) 

WALKERS please note that the walk has a separate start and walkers who start with the runners will not qualify for awards.

Kid's Fun Run- No kids fun run this year due to Covid-19

All kids are welcome to participate! it is free but it would be nice if you donated to the cause!  All kids receive a medal.Sign up for this is in person only, no charge

Race Contact Info

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Course Map

Race Start: Rockland Lake State Park, Parking Field #1


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