Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Where do I pick up my shirt?

In-Person Runners: T-Shirts will be distributed to all 5K finishers at the Water Festival located in Ben Brady Pavilion after the race.  Just present your race number at the t-shirt table.

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

Will there be chip timing for the Fun Run?


What are the award categories?

All runners will receive die-cast finisher medals and placement pins will be given to top overall male & female, top overall masters male & female (40 and over), top 3 male & female in age group brackets awarded after the in-person race. Kids’ Fun Run: All participants will receive awards. Race times will be posted online once everyone has completed the event.

Where do I park?

Limited parking will be available at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Access to this parking lot will close no later than 7:00 a.m., or when it becomes full. Participants parked in CNC lot will not be able to exit the lot during the race.

Additional free parking is available at St. Francis Day School – 9375 Willeo Road. Participants parking at St. Francis Day School must walk the ½ mile from the parking area to CNC.

When is the race?

Saturday, March 16, 2024

When does registration open?

Wednesday, November 1st at 9 AM.

What time does the race begin?

7:00 a.m. – Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup Begins at Ben Brady Pavilion
8:00 a.m. – Water Drop Dash 5K
Fun Run will begin shortly after the 5k (once road is clear from runners)
9:00 a.m. – Awards Ceremony and Post-Race Family Water Festival at Ben Brady Pavilion

How much is the race?

5k (in-person and virtual):   $45 / $50 day of race

Fun Run (in-person and virtual): $15 / $20 day of race

Ghost Runner (just mail me the t-shirt):  $40

What is the race course?

The race starts and ends at the Chattahoochee Nature Center.  It will be out and back on Willeo Road and Azalea Drive. You can find a map of the race course here.

What time are the roads closing?

From 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Willeo Road will be closed from Azalea Drive to the Chattahoochee Nature Center entrance (Inverness neighborhood access will be open- race turns at entrance). Azalea Drive will also be closed during this time from the Willeo Road to entrance of the Nantahala Outdoor Center (Nantahala Outdoor Center entrance will be open – race turns at traffic light).

Will the race be cancelled if it rains?

This is a rain or shine event.

FREE Admission to CNC for Race Participants

All race participants receive free admission to CNC day of race.  Show your race number to receive free CNC admission on race day.

Can I pick up my medal later?

Medals will be available for pick up at the CNC admissions desk during regular business hours for 2 weeks after the race.

Where do I pick up my race number?

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.

Race day packet pickup is in the Lakeside Pavilion at the Chattahoochee Nature Center starting at 7AM on 3/16.


If you have additional questions, please contact Fabiola Clermont at