Do you enjoy walking or running with others? Are you interested in starting a serious (or semi-serious) exercise program? Do you enjoy 80s music and/or watermelon?

If you answered 'yes' to any of those questions, the Dam Night Run is for you!

This year's event marks the 25th year, and to help memorialize the event, there is an 80s theme.

Runners and walkers are invited to dress in their finest (or not so fine) 80s garb for one of the fastest and easiest 5Ks in the state.

The run/walk starts high above DeGray Lake and winds its way down along Skyline Drive across the dam and down to the spillway recreation area.

Participants can pre-register for the race by visiting or on the day of the event. Registration is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on July 27 at the spillway recreation area, and all runners will need to pick up their shirts and electronic timing chips at that time.

The race will begin at 7 p.m. with awards presented around 9:30 p.m.

Following the race, Sensory 2 will be performing covers of hits from the 80s while racers cool down with free water and watermelon.

Those who are not running in the race are encouraged to tailgate for a night of fun.

The race averages between 650-850 runners each year.

The top five finishers of each gender in each age category will receive medals, and proceeds from the event will go to the Arkadelphia Running Club, which donates to different health and fitness groups, such as the Arkadelphia cross country team.

Sponsors for the event are Summit Bank, Caddo Valley, Hardman’s Lumber, Iron Mountain, the Corps of Engineers, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Patterson Federal Credit Union, Print Mania and personal trainer Robyn Godwin.

For more information, contact Nicole McGough at 464-7415 or visit the event’s page on Facebook.