2023 Drug Demand Reduction Dash 5k

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Race event is timed by Bishop’s Events, LLC.  Race Director questions can be sent to DDR@youngmarines.com

Points will count towards the 5k & Back of the Pack Series.

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            Please note that Bishop’s Events promo/discount codes cannot be used to register for this event.


Join us for the 7th Annual DDR Dash 5K!

The purpose of the DDR Dash 5K: To remember Enrique “Kiki” Camarena a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent, who lost his life in the effort to keep harmful drugs off the streets of America.  In commemoration of Kiki’s sacrifice and in acknowledgment of the thousands of agents and officers just like him who strive to make our world a safer place, the Young Marines run the Drug Demand Reduction (DDR Dash) 5K as part of our national Red Ribbon Week efforts.


Charity Information

All proceeds benefit the Young Marines. The Young Marines is a national youth non-profit organization that strengthens the lives of America’s youth by teaching the importance of self-confidence, academic achievement, honoring our veterans, good citizenship, community service, and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.


Runners Receive

Finisher’s Medal, Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event



Race Start Times

5k – 8am


Registration Fees

5k – $25, then $30 on race day***

***Price will increase on race morning by $5

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before September 15.  We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.


Packet Pickup

Packet pickup is available at the event.  We recommend arriving one hour before your event start time to check-in.


Race Day Registration

There will be race day registration. Participants will need to arrive approximately one hour before the race to register for the event. T-shirts sizes cannot be guaranteed for race day registers.

***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance


T-Shirt Design

T-shirt design for the race is available here as soon as it has been approved.


Course Maps can be found at

DDR Dash 5K takes place throughout the grounds of the National Museum of the Marine Corps


Live Race Results

Live results will be posted on Athlinks.com.  Additionally, there will be a QR code at the race for you to scan to immediately view your results.  Final race results with series points will be posted to our website on the Monday following your race.



We will post any photos taken by staff on our Facebook page by Tuesday after the event.


Social Media Challenge

On Tuesdays, we pick our favorite Instagram or Facebook post from the previous race weekend.  The winner will receive 50% off a future race!  Make sure to tag us in your race photos at:

Instagram:  BishopsEventsLLC

Facebook: BishopsEvents


Water Stations

Water stations will be located along the 5k course. Water stations are subject to change as deemed necessary.



Restrooms are located in the National Museum of the Marine Corps.


Weather Policy

Weekly weather reports are posted on the Thursday before race weekends on our Facebook page by Chad Merrill with the Hagerstown Almanack.  Race officials may delay, change or postpone the event due to weather conditions.  All registered runners will be notified via email of any changes.  In most cases, a decision is not made until the night before the race, and a decision could come as late as the morning of the event.


Refunds & Transfers

To view our full refund/transfer policy, click here.


Directions to Parking

The race starts and ends at National Museum of the Marine Corps (18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, VA 22172).  There is a large parking lot in front of the museum.