Frequently Asked Questions

When is the race?
Saturday, March 19, 2022
What time does the race begin?
Race day registration and packet pick-up begins at 7 AM. The Water Drop Dash 5K begins at 8 AM, and the Fun Run begins at 8:45 AM. The awards ceremony and post-race Water Festival begin at 9 AM.
Where do I park?

Limited parking will be available at the Chattahoochee Nature Center.  Access to this parking lot will close at 7AM or when it becomes full. Willeo Road will close at 7AM and re-open 90 minutes after the race begins. Participants parked in the CNC lot may not be able to exit the lot while the road is closed. Additional free parking is available at St. Francis Day School, 9375 Willeo Road, Roswell.  Participants parking at St. Francis Day School must walk one mile from the parking area to the Chattahoochee Nature Center.  Please plan your schedule accordingly.

What COVID-19 safety measures will be in place?
Will the race be cancelled if it rains?
The race is a rain or shine event. There will be NO gear check available if appropriate weather.
What are the award categories?
Die-cast medals will be given to top overall male and female, top masters (40+) male and female, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd male and female age group awards from the following age groups: 12 & under; 13-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+; Kids’ Fun Run: All participants will receive awards. There will be no awards ceremony or post-race celebration. Race times will be posted online once everyone has completed the event.
What about the Fun Run?
This year’s Fun Run is both in-person and virtual.
Where do I pick up my shirt?

In-Person Runners: early packet pickup will be the Friday before the race at the Big Peach Running Company Marietta location (1062 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta) from 11AM–6PM

In-Person Runners: may pick up their race numbers on race day at the Chattahoochee Nature Center starting at 7AM.

Virtual and Ghost Runners: your Water Drop Dash t-shirt will be mailed.

Where do I check my results?
Results will be posted on our Race Results page in the week following the event or at;perpage:100 
Are pets and strollers allowed on the 5K course?
No pets (except service animals) are allowed on the race course or on Chattahoochee Nature Center property. Strollers are not allowed on the trails.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at

Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District