The 34th Annual Distance Festival 5K

Sun July 11 - Sun July 18, 2021 Directions

5K Run or walk (For team registration click below!)

$30 Registration ends July 7, 2021 at 12:15am EDT

5k walk

$30 Registration ends April 23, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Please join us for the Virtual Women's Distance Festival 5K Run/Walk on Saturday July 11th through Saturday 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. 

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 $25 for Rockland Road Runner members, and $30 for non-members.  Team registrations are available for Mother/Daughter, Sister/Sister, or Grandmother/Granddaughter at $50 provided that at least one team member is a Rockland Road Runner.  If neither is a Rockland Road Runner, then the cost will be $60.  Teams of 5 runners/walkers are available for a discounted cost of $25 a team member provided that the team meets a minimum requirement of 5 members.  

Online registration closes at 11:59pm Monday July 6th.  Packet pickup will be July 10th from 2-6pm (1-2pm for large team pickups) and July 11th 11-1pm at the Center for Safety & Change back parking lot on 9 Johnsons 9, New City NY, 10956.  You can elect to have your packets mailed at check out at a an additional cost of 6 dollars and you will print up your own bibs if you prefer to use one. There will be no in person registration for the safety of both our volunteers and our participants.


Pre- Race Pick up and Additional Info

Pre-Race Packet Pickup will be held on 2 separate days outdoors with appropriate social distancing protocol.  Packet pickup will be July 10th from 2-6pm and July 11th from 11-1pm at the Center for Safety & Change 9 Johnsons Lane, New City NY 10956.  For those picking up for teams in large quantities, you can pickup between 1-2 on July 10th.  Please let us know in advance for team orders.

Race Shirts designed by Jonathan Farrell guaranteed to first 1000 registrants!

For additional information please contact: Mike Seidenfrau: (845)270-1025

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 2020 WDF! Several exclusive sponsor levels are left.  Gold, SIlver and Bronze are unlimited.  All other sponsorships are either exclusive or limited.

Zero F's Given Campaign

This year, the WDF is joining the Zero F's Given campaign! Zero F's Given is a campaign to raise awareness and help victimized and disenfranchised populations heal from sexual trauma, find their voice, and reclaim their power. Created by Anita Kopacz, Zero F's Given is launching as a campaign to help The Center for Safety & Change. We would be honored to have you on this journey with us!
When you get in the mail, please post a picture of yourself and explain what it's about, then, on March 8th, 2020, observe the ZFG Day of Abstinence (i.e. Zero F’s) and post a silent one minute video of yourself in your ZFG tee. Use hashtag #ZFGDay and tag @anitakopacz @center4sc on all social media platforms.

Get your Zero F's Given shirt here!

The WDF is Virtual in 2020
Race Day Events
  • Ride Cycling Studios will provide a virtual Warmup!  Otherwise, please ignore the rest of this section
  • 6:30 a.m. Bib/shirt pick-up begin. THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
  • 7:10 a.m. Kids’ Fun Runs registration closes.
  • 7:20 a.m Kids’ Fun Runs begin.
  • 7:30 a.m Opening Remarks 
  • 7:40 a.m Warm up
  • 7:45 a.m. Last check-in for 5K.
  • 7:45 a.m National Anthem
  • 7:50 a.m Runners and Walkers directed to the start
  • 8:00 a.m. SHARP 5K Run
  • 8:10 5k Competitive Walk
  • 9:00 a.m The Awards Ceremony will begin  
  • Due to NYS regulations a parking fee of $8 is charged after 8:00 a.m.!
  • At this time, we only believe we will provide the Team Spirit Award.  Updates will be provided as we get closer to the Virtual Race.  For now, please ignore the rest of this section.
  • $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
  • $100 to top walker 
  • 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  
  • 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. 

The race is virtual this year

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

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

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Course Map

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


The WDF is Virtual in 2020


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