Lake Pleasant Dam Cancer Run/Walk

The annual Dam Cancer Run/Walk will return to Lake Pleasant this October.

Pleasant Harbor and Evofit will host the annual Dam Cancer Run/Walk at Lake Pleasant on October 12.

The event will feature 5K, 10K and obstacle runs as well as a 5K walk. All running events will traverse the New Waddell Dam.

Closed to the public throughout the year, this event provides runners a unique opportunity and vantage point of Lake Pleasant, 440 feet above the New Waddell Dam’s foundation.

“This is a rare treat for race participants,” said Deneen Ramirez, event coordinator at Pleasant Harbor RV Resort & Marina. “The dam is not regularly open to the public and the views are spectacular.”

In the 5K and 10K races, the top three male and female finishers will be awarded medals, as well as the top three winners of the obstacle run. No awards will be presented in the 5K walk.

The 5K run, which costs $45, will begin at 8 a.m. It will be preceded by a 10K run, costing $55, at 7 a.m. Subsequent are an obstacle run, $55, at 8:10 a.m.; and a 5K walk, $20, also at 8:10 a.m.

Age categories are set for: 17 and younger, 18 to 26, 27 to 35, 45 to 53, and 54 and older.

In addition to the various running events, participants will receive swag bags and will be greeted at the finish line to music, a classic car show and local vendors.

Part of the proceeds from the cancer run will benefit Wigged Out, an organization that assists cancer survivors. In addition to event fees, there is a $6 entry fee, per carload.

To register for all four races, visit  Or, for more information, call the Pleasant Harbor event line at 623-203-5173.