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We are proud to announce the 2022 “Maniac” 3K/5K race! This exciting event is a non-traditional run/walk designed to appeal to every age! This just might be one of the best ways to enjoy Dworshak Reservoir and views of the Clearwater River. 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 the finish line where you can enjoy your hard earned rest, snacks and refreshments.


Registration Form

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To pre-register for the event, please fill out our Registration Form and return it to the Clearwater County Chamber of Commerce office by calling 208-476-4335, emailing your completed registration form to or mailing your completed registration form to PO Box 2346, Orofino, ID 83544.

Please include registration fee with form, make checks payable to “The Clearwater County Chamber of Commerce”.

** Please note that no refunds will be offered, the race will be rain or shine!

Race day On site Registration Available June 4th, 2022: from 8 am to 9:30am on the left side of Viewpoint Rd below the View Point.

Registration fees include an official event t-shirt (we will make our best effort, but we are unable to guarantee sizing) and water while you are running the race.

First, Second & Third place finishers in each age division will be given unique “Winners Memorabilia” and be announced at the awards ceremony. Also, please note that you must be actively participating to win (i.e. children in strollers are not eligible for winners prizes).


Participants will check in at the Dworshak Viewpoint starting at 8 am, which is where the start line will be set up. 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 where food, drinks and other activities will take place.

Check In & Start Line Details:

The starting line area will open at 8 am on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Access to the start area will be via Viewpoint Road. The 5K run/walk will begin at 10:00am, the 3K run/walk will begin at 10:10am. 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.

SECURITY: All athletes will be issued security wrist bands that will be used to cross check names and bib numbers for permission to cross the dam area. Non participants, and/or anyone not wearing a security wrist band will not be allowed in the dam area. Participants will be required to show PHOTO ID at check-in, and will not be allowed to carry a back pack or other such items across the dam. Participants can take a camera, water bottle or a “bare bones” stroller across the dam, but nothing else. No pets are allowed.

Race Day Schedule: Saturday, June 4, 2022

7:00 am: Access to start area via Viewpoint Drive

8:00 am: Check In & Packet Pick Up opens (MUST HAVE PHOTO ID) at Viewpoint

9:45 am: Pre Race Athletes Meeting Starts at the starting line

10:00 am: 5K run/walk begins

10:10 am: 3K run/walk begins

11:30 am: Post race food & activities at the finish line

12:00 pm: Awards ceremony

Course Cut Off Times: 12:00 pm

Note: Cut off times for the race will be strictly enforced. This means all access to the dam will no longer be available after 12 pm and all support crews for the race will be removed. Also for security measures all runners MUST “check-out” at the finish line before they leave the race. This means that even if you are unable to finish the race you must “check-out” before you leave.


2022 Maniac Dam Race Flyer

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