Run Before You Crawl 5k & Pub Crawl

March 18, 2023, 9:00 AM

Dover Transportation Center

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The luck of the Irish has blessed us with an in-person 5k road race for 2023! Dover Main Street's 9th Annual Run Before You Crawl 5k will take place Saturday, March 18th at 9:00AM, starting and ending from the Dover Transportation Center on Chestnut Street.

This kick-off to the 2023 Dover Race Series features a temporary course due to the construction on the Chestnut Street bridge. This year's route will go out Chestnut Street, to Fourth Street, up the infamous Whittier Street hill, down 6th Street, and back to Chestnut. See the route map below.

Registration Fee:

5k Adult: $25 (goes to $30 on March 1)
5k Child: $15 (12 & under)
5k & Pub Crawl: $45
Pub Crawl only: $20

First 200 race registrants get a free tee shirt (including DRS Season Pass Holders)!

** UPDATE! ** Race packet early pickup changed! Race packets may be picked up at pre-registration on Thursday, March 16 from 5pm to 7pm at Cinco de Mayo (446 Central Ave.)

If you have any questions, please reach out to Gail Daudelin ( or feel free to call (603) 435-3806 (email is usually a faster response).

The Pub Crawl 2023!
The 2023 Restaurant & Pub Crawl is back for a St. Paddy's Day weekend event you don't want to miss! We've teamed up with Sam Adams, Truly and the downtown restaurants and bars to be the first Dover 400th year of celebrations event. Over 15 restaurants will offer crawlers food apps and drink specials from 11am - 3pm. Use the map to track your locations and get a stamp at each on for entries into the Run Before You Crawl raffle! Be sure to seek out the Leprechaun and our Sam Adams crew for more prizes and fun. This event is rain or shine.

Event Registrations are Non-Refundable. Not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please see event policies for more details.


About the Program

Run Before You Crawl

The annual Run Before You Crawl 5K Race and Crawl is a great event to get in shape then enjoy a taste of Dover restaurants and pubs. Just run! Just Crawl! OR do both!

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