Hundreds rush to Castaic for 22nd annual Dam Run
Runners ready themselves for the annual Castaic Dam 5K at Castaic Lake Sunday morning. Georgia Rios/The Signal.
By Georgia Rios
Sunday, April 15th, 2018

“The Castaic Area Town Council puts on a benefit run every year to benefit the local schools,” said Town Council president Jessica Chambers. “All the proceeds will go there, and any money taken in from the silent auction to pay for the volunteer groups that came out.”

Runners compete during the annual Dam Run at Castaic Lake. Georgia Rios/The Signal

This was the 22nd year that the Dam Run has taken place, and the only time of the year that the public can actually run the Castaic Dam itself.

Between 200 and 300 people came out, many of them families and friends, to run around the lake together.

Runners compete during the annual Castaic Dam Run at Castaic Lake. Georgia Rios/The Signal

“Each registration was $10, and it goes back to whichever school they sign up for,” said Chambers.

Participants had the option to either run the half marathon, 5K, or the kids fun run, each taking place around Castaic Lake.

Runners compete during the annual Castaic Dam Run at Castaic Lake. Georgia Rios/The Signal

In addition to the running, nearly 20 vendors came out to the event, offering food, a beer garden, as well as local businesses across the LA County selling goods.

Bringing some additional happiness were the dogs who are currently up for adoption at the Castaic Animal Shelter.

Attendees to the run got the chance to meet dogs that were up for adoption at the Castaic Shelter. Georgia Rios/The Signal

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Runners ready themselves for the annual Castaic Dam 5K at Castaic Lake Sunday morning. Georgia Rios/The Signal.

Hundreds rush to Castaic for 22nd annual Dam Run

“The Castaic Area Town Council puts on a benefit run every year to benefit the local schools,” said Town Council president Jessica Chambers. “All the proceeds will go there, and any money taken in from the silent auction to pay for the volunteer groups that came out.”

Runners compete during the annual Dam Run at Castaic Lake. Georgia Rios/The Signal

This was the 22nd year that the Dam Run has taken place, and the only time of the year that the public can actually run the Castaic Dam itself.

Between 200 and 300 people came out, many of them families and friends, to run around the lake together.

Runners compete during the annual Castaic Dam Run at Castaic Lake. Georgia Rios/The Signal

“Each registration was $10, and it goes back to whichever school they sign up for,” said Chambers.

Participants had the option to either run the half marathon, 5K, or the kids fun run, each taking place around Castaic Lake.

Runners compete during the annual Castaic Dam Run at Castaic Lake. Georgia Rios/The Signal

In addition to the running, nearly 20 vendors came out to the event, offering food, a beer garden, as well as local businesses across the LA County selling goods.

Bringing some additional happiness were the dogs who are currently up for adoption at the Castaic Animal Shelter.

Attendees to the run got the chance to meet dogs that were up for adoption at the Castaic Shelter. Georgia Rios/The Signal