• Running-5K - Individual
  • Fun Run/Walk-1 Mile - Individual


Kipp Kinsley was a gifted runner and triathlete. Kipp was a dedicated athlete who loved being one of the elite athletes who competed nationally in triathlons. Kipp was recognized as an “Elite Athlete” by USA Triathlon, and was an Ironman “All World Athlete”. Kipp died of Sudden Cardiac Arrest on August 26th, 2018; one day after winning Yankton’s Best Tri, and just weeks before he would embark on a career as a professional triathlete.

BeKipp Foundation, a IRS 501c3 Not for Profit, was set up to increase awareness and preparedness for Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). SCA is the abrupt loss of heart function, which can lead to death if not treated immediately. BeKipp Foundation has provided Automatic External Defibrillators and education to schools, running clubs and youth organizations to better prepare them for a SCA event. We encourage coaches, trainers and athletes to prepare for SCA - and carry an AED with you to all practices and events!

A 5K run has been set up each year on the Friday evening before Yankton’s Best Tri in Yankton, South Dakota. One of Kipp’s favorite training venues was on the bike trail at Lewis and Clark State Park. The 5K Memorial Run and 1 Mile Fun run/walk starts at the Midway Beach at Lewis and Clark Recreation Area, running along the scenic shoreline and returning through beautiful pines and meadows found among the camp sites. The course has several gradual elevation changes and is all paved. There is a short program about sudden cardiac arrest prior to the start of the race.

Awards for Best Finishers Male and Female - 18 and under, 19-34, 35-50, >50

Event details and schedule

Thursday August 26 - Early Packet pick up - Location to be determined.

Friday August 27

            12:00 pm - organizers and volunteers begin set up

            4:00 pm - Packet Pick up begins at Shelter #4 - Midway Beach

            6:00 PM - Welcome, short presentation on BeKipp Foundation, Sudden Cardiac Arrest

            6:30 PM - 5K chip timed race begins

            6:45 PM - 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk begins (NOT timed).

            7:30 PM - Awards

5K is open to participants 13 and older.  Fun Run/Walk is open to all ages.  Participants under 18 years old must have a signed consent from their parent or guardian.

Free Event T-shirts are NOT guaranteed if registered after August 6th.

Registration will close on Wednesday, August 25th at 11:59 pm.  Registration will not be available the day of the race.

2021 State Park entrance sticker is required to enter the park


Organised by

Watertown DASH

128 NMaple Street, Watertown

Phone: 6058825238 x7

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