Color Dash presented by First State Bank

A fun 5K walk/run event for all ages! Enjoy pit stops along the course through Gering and splash stations where you'll be covered with a cornstarch powder paint. Finish the race at Five Rocks with food, music and fun!

The Color Dash will be a 5K FUN event will begin on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 8:00 AM at Five Rocks Amphitheater in Gering,

There is plenty of parking available! Racers will be started in groups every few minutes from the starting line. Bring a group of friends, dress up and have some fun, but be sure to get in the line together so you can run together!

The race will start at Five Rocks, wind through Gering and end at Five Rocks Amphitheater. You will receive the race map in your packet. If your family and friends are not racing, invite them to line the streets of Gering and cheer you on.

They can purchase individual packets of paint to splash you with! There will be "Pit Stops" along the route for the... racers sponsored by local businesses.

Lots of fun things happening!!!

 

Color Dash Fees

Register Here

Early registration: Today - May 27th

Individual (ages 13 & over): $30

Youth (ages 6-12): $20               

Racer Kid (5&U, includes bag): $15

Free Kids (5&U, no bag): FREE

Free Kids do NOT receive a racer's bag and t-shirt.  Racer kids do receive bag and t-shirt.

                           

Late registration May 28th - June 5th*

Individual (ages 13 & over):  $40     

Youth (ages 6-12): $30                

Racer Kid (5&U, includes bag): $25

Free Kids (5&U, no bag): FREE                     

Free Kids do NOT receive a racer’s bag and t-shirt.  Racer Kids do receive bag and t-shirt.

 

*If we are not sold out, registration will be open through the morning of the race.  T-shirts are not guaranteed with late registration.

Online registration link can be found at www.unitedwayofwesternnebraska.com and completed with credit/debit card payment OR, dropped off at First State Bank in Scottsbluff or at United Way of Western Nebraska with cash payment. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm on June 11 for early registration.

 

All Single, Youth and Racer Kid will receive:

Sports pack bag from First State Bank

T-shirt from Logoz, Bytes & Mental Health Awareness - NE Panhandle

Sunglasses from Webb Eyecare

Race Number

Bandana/Headband

Race Map

One Paint Packet

Snacks-Main Street Market & Dietrich Distributing

Coupon from Sam & Louie’s Pizza

Coupon from Midwest Theater

Color Dash Details

The Color Dash will be a 5K FUN walk or run event for all ages beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Five Rocks Amphitheater in Gering, winds through Gering and ends at Five Rocks Amphitheater.   There is plenty of parking available!  Racers will be started in groups every few minutes from the starting line.  Bring a group of friends, dress up and have some fun, but be sure to get in the line together so you can run together!  The race will start at Five Rocks, You will receive the race map in your packet. If your family and friends are not racing, invite them to line the streets of Gering and cheer you on.  They can purchase individual packets of paint to splash you with!  There will be “Pit Stops” along the route for the racers sponsored by local businesses.  Lots of fun things happening!!!

Group Discount

20% - Register a group of 10 or more

10% - Register a group of 5-9 people

(To receive discount-must select group registration online or turn in paper entries at one time)

 

Crazy Costume Contest

This year we are adding a group and an individual costume contest.  Come dressed in your craziest and most colorful attire.  Everyone will be judged immediately before the race starts.  Winners will receive a cool prize!

 

Packet Pickup

Race packets can be picked up at:                                                                       

                           First State Bank– 2002 Broadway, Scottsbluff                                

                           Friday, June 7th: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.                                                     

Packets can also be picked up the morning of the race from 7-8 a.m. at Five Rocks Amphitheater.  However, we encourage you to get your packets early so you’ll have your racer’s bag and won’t have to wait in line!                                        

Answers to FAQ

*There are only 1,000 spots available to race.  Register early before all of the spots are sold out!!  T-shirts are not guaranteed with late registration.                                                                                  

*You don’t have to be a “runner” to enter this race!  This event is all about a color crazy day with friends and family to support United Way of Western Nebraska!  This is not a timed event and there is no age limit.  You can run, walk, crawl, or cartwheel if you wish!  We do ask that kids are accompanied by an adult.  You can run or walk with a stroller, but it might be a good idea to cover the seat with plastic to protect it.                                                                              

*The “color” is a cornstarch based powder that is non-toxic and biodegradable.  It does mostly wash out after the event.  We suggest you wear items that you wouldn’t mind getting color on.  If you would like to preserve the color in your running shirt, spray it with vinegar and iron it.                                                                                                           

*We will have an air-blowing “cleaning station” at the finish line.  With a good dusting off, you won’t be 100% clean, but you should be good for the drive home.  Bring a garbage bag or plastic to put on the seat of your car after the race…..just in case!                                   

*Please NO PETS in the Color Dash.                                                                                       

*It will be warm so please bring water, wear hats, sunscreen and dress cool!                                                                                                              

*Be sure to join our event on Facebook under United Way of Western Nebraska for updates and additional information as it becomes available.                                                                

*The easiest way to enter is online with a credit/debit card.  You will receive an email confirmation shortly after your register!                                                                                       

*For more information call United Way of Western Nebraska: 635-2522