Dashing Through the Snow 5K

Saginaw, MI


2022 Overview

We’re Back! The rust has been shaken off since we’ve last dashed through the trails at Imerman Park but we’re excited to be back and better than ever! The holidays – especially during this time of pandemic – are an especially difficult time for those suffering from depression. So, Dashing will benefit the Barb Smith Suicide Resource & Response Network with proceeds being donated to assist in creating social change in mental health and overall wellness with the goal of decreasing suicides, increasing help seeking behavior and caring for those impacted by suicide.

This will be a USATF sanctioned event that will be professionally managed and timed with online results. There will be plenty of good cheer on the trail with holiday music and a possible visit from the "Big Man" himself. Ho, ho, ho! Custom finisher medals and t-shirts* will be provided to all participants with Top 3 overall male and female runners receiving awards.

*T-shirts are guaranteed ONLY to those who register before midnight Sunday, December 4th.

Registration is limited to 450 participants! Don’t be left out "in the cold" for this year’s race return! Register early!

Date:  December 10, 2022

Race Start Time:  12:00 PM

Location:  Imerman Memorial Park

Address:  3495 Midland Rd, Saginaw, MI 48602

Distances: 5K Run/Walk/Ruck


  • 5K Run/Walk/Ruck - $25*

  • Youth (13 & Under) 5K - $20*

  • Senior (60+) - $20*

*Online Registration closes at Midnight, Friday, December 9th.  After that, ALL registrations (if available) will be completed on-site at late registration/packet pickup with an additional $5 fee.

Course Description:

Imerman Park is the setting for a beautiful 1.5 mile loop that runners and walkers will complete twice. A firmly packed trail (no promises on snow!) winds through the woods and along the Tittabawassee River, making for a scenic outing. The course is mostly flat with a few small inclines. The trail will be ungroomed and will NOT be plowed if snow arrives. Please be prepared for any conditions!

This is a fun, lighthearted event that is fun for the whole family! Saginaw County Parks & Recreation does an outstanding job maintaining this park and Dig Deep is more than happy to showcase their efforts.


Packet Pickup and Late Registration:

Both will take place Saturday, December 10 from 9:30AM-11:00AM at Bayne’s Apple Valley - 5395 Midland Rd, Freeland, MI 48623

Please note that Bayne’s is approximately 3 miles from Imerman Memorial Park so make time to pick up and drive over to the park for the race.

While at Bayne’s Apple Valley, please be sure to check out


* T-shirts are guaranteed ONLY to those who register before midnight Sunday, December 4th.

  • Unisex Small

  • Unisex Medium

  • Unisex Large

  • Unisex Extra Large

  • Unisex 2XL

  • Ladies Cut Extra Small

  • Ladies Cut Small

  • Ladies Cut Medium

  • Ladies Cut Large

  • Ladies Cut Extra Large

  • Youth Small

  • Youth Medium

  • Youth Large


Awards will be presented to the Overall Top 3 Male and Female participants as well as to the Top Masters (40+) Male and Female finishers. As always, the first place overall participants will receive free entry to next year’s event, while second place will receive 50% off and third place will receive 24% off entry.

Age Groups:

  • 14 & Under

  • 15-19

  • 20-24

  • 25-29

  • 30-34

  • 35-39

  • 40-44

  • 45-49

  • 50-54

  • 55-59

  • 60-64

  • 65-69

  • 70+

The overall top 3 male and female plaques, will be announced and distributed near the race finish line.


There are a few lots at Imerman Park. There is a chance that participants may have a short walk to the start line from a couple of those lots. Please arrive in time to make it to the start area!


Both actual and adjusted results will be displayed at the event and will be posted here within 48 hours of race completion.


Interested in volunteering? Events like this can’t be successful without great volunteers! Sign up at the link at the top of this page and we’ll be in touch. All volunteers receive a cool, TriToFinish logo’d tech t-shirt courtesy of ATS Printing in Bay City, MI!

Frequently Asked Questions (See additional Q & A’s in the race Participant Guide)

What is the terrain like? Will I need traction for my shoes? It’s difficult to predict what the trail conditions will be like come race day. The trail will NOT be plowed or groomed so be prepared for the possibility of deep snow. It is recommended that runners have access to high quality traction solutions for their shoes in case the course should be icy and slippery. Check out Korker’s traction products that can be purchased locally at area Runners Athletic Company locations!

Will there be a warming tent? Sorry! With packet pickup taking place at Bayne’s Apple Valley, we recommend that those concerned about the cold arrive as close to start time as possible or to wait in cars until start time nears. We WILL have warm cider available at the race site courtesy of Bayne’s Apple Valley!

Can I bring my dog to this race? Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs to participate - though they are absolutely welcome to come watch! We sanction our events with the USA Track & Field and they prohibit pooches from participating (unless a service animal).

Will there be an aid/water station on the course? Yes. There will be a water station near pavilion 4 that runners will pass twice during the race.

Do I need special running shoes for this race? Not necessarily, though winter and/or trail specific shoes would help tremendously in keeping your footing on this course. We recommend you visit our friends/partners at Runners Athletic Stores in Midland, Saginaw, Bay City, and Mt Pleasant to find the best available options!

Can I wear snowshoes for this race? Sure you can.  Why the heck not.

Can I walk or ruck instead of run? Absolutely.  We ask that you remain to the side of the trail and out of the path of runners if you choose to walk or ruck though.  

Refund and Transfer Policy

We completely understand that plans change and athletes will sometimes be unable to compete in an event they've signed up for.  We also understand that registering for one of our events is a financial investment in that race. We accept your registration funds with the full intention of putting on the promised event with the listed amenities and we use your registration funds to pay for the necessary items and services needed to host the event. With that in mind, refunds will not be provided for this event unless the event is cancelled for reasons within our control.  The following are examples (but not limited to) of reasons an event might be canceled that are NOT within our control: Dangerous weather; natural disasters; pandemics; acts of terrorism; local emergencies; government mandates; and any situation creating a threat to safety of participants, volunteers, staff or bystanders.

Should a registrant have an injury or other medical issue keeping them from competing in an event they've registered for, we would be happy to transfer their registration to a similar Dig Deep-owned event up to and including the same event the following season.  A doctor's slip may be required as proof of injury or ailment.  Failure to provide proof if requested will result in non-transfer of the event.

Transferring registrations to other participants is NOT allowed*.

*Should event sell out, Organizers MAY - at their discretion - implement a cancellation process. Details of such would be communicated to all participants at time of implementation.

About Imerman Park…


Imerman Memorial Park offers a wide variety of activities. With access to the Tittabawassee River, you can fish from shore, or launch your own boat. The park also offers a bark park, fishing dock, a sand volleyball court, a boat launch, grills, a roller hockey court, basketball courts, tennis courts, a playground and modern restroom facilities along with pit toilets. Over one mile of hiking trails take you around the park and past each of the four pavilions, which are available for rent.

Directions to Imerman Memorial Park

From I-75:
Exit I-75 at I-675 (downtown Saginaw). Continue on I-675 to the Tittabawassee Rd. exit. Turn west (right) on to Tittabawassee Rd. Travel several miles to the west. Turn south (left) at Midland Road. Travel south on Midland for approximately 2 miles. The park is located on the right hand side of the road.

From US 10:
US10 at the Freeland, M-47, Midland Rd Exit. Follow South past Tittabawassee Rd. Travel south on Midland for approximately 2 more miles. The park is located on the right hand side of the road.


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When & Where

Dec 17, 2022


4:00 PM

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