Color Me Green 5K Color Run

Channel the luck of the Irish as you dodge green dye throughout the Color Me Green 5K, a challenging trail race with a St. Patrick’s Day twist. This untimed race challenges runners to avoid or invite being bombarded with green dye as they run through the USNWC trail system. We recommend that runners wear white t-shirts as awards will be given to the cleanest and the greenest participants.

In keeping with our focus on community outreach, the USNWC is giving back through the 2015 Color Me Green Sock Drive. In an effort to provide one of the simplest necessities, we will be collecting socks to distribute to students in need at Whitewater Academy, located just around the corner from the USNWC. We encourage all participants to bring new, unused socks (ages 4-12) to packet pick-ups on either Thursday, Friday, or on race day.

Event Details:

  • Date – Saturday, March 14, 2015
  • Distance – 5K
  • Time – 10:00 a.m.
    • Course closes at 11:00 a.m


  • Pre-Registration – Must register by March 11
    • $35
  • Race-Day Registration – If available
    • $43
  • *Note: Recover race shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by March 8


Thursday, March 12th

  • 5:00-7:00pm – Packet pick-up at TBD location
    • *Note: We highly encourage pre-registered runners to participate in the early packet pick-up to decrease race day line
    • *Note: Race-day registration is available during this packet pick-up

Friday, March 13th

  • 5:00-7:00pm – Packet pick-up at NoDa Brewing
    • *Note: We highly encourage pre-registered runners to participate in the early packet pick-up to decrease race day lines
    • *Note: Race-day registration is available during this packet pick-up

Saturday, March 14th

  • 8:00am – Race day registration and packet pick-up begins
  • 9:30am – Race day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 10:00am – Color Me Green 5K begins
  • 10:45am  – Awards
  • 11:00am – Course closes (runners may finish the course, but water stops will be broken down)


Be sure to stick around for food, drinks, raffle prizes, awards, beer from NoDa Brewing Co. as well as the USNWC’s 5th annual Green River Revival.


By pre-registering for this race, each participant will be entered into a drawing for a pairs of Salomon shoes (two winners will be selected) as well as Feetures! socks (25 winners will be selected).

Since this is an untimed race, awards will be given to the top 5 overall male/female finishers. Raffle prizes will be given out to various randomized runners throughout the event.


2014 Results:

2013 Results:















Additional Event Info:

  • Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Race Director at
  • Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Green Dye used during this race is corn starch that has been colored with food dye. It is 100% biodegradable.
  • We recommend washing your clothes soon after the race to reduce the chances of stains.
  • This is an untimed race – You are responsible for keeping your own time if you want to know your results
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Participants must be present to accept awards. Awards will not be mailed
  • See course map for water station location
  • There will be no gear/bag check at the start/finish for this race
  • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director
  • All guests are required to pay a $5 parking fee at the USNWC unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the USNWC for $40
  • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are discouraged for the safety of all participants
  • Remain attentive and courteous at all times, trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
  • No pets allowed on the course
  • The USNWC does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants are encouraged to call 911 THEN notify event staff if an emergency is encountered.

Questions / Comments

  1. Stacey Thomson December 15, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Which Try Sports will have the registration packets? Blakeney or Southpark? Thanks!

    • usnwcadmin December 16, 2014 at 10:15 am

      Hi Stacey, we will hold packet-pickup at the Southpark location.

  2. Rick January 19, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    If I purchase an allsport season pass, does this include entrance to your races?

    • usnwcadmin January 21, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      Hi Rick, an AllSport Season Pass does not include entrance into our races.

  3. Janet Harris February 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

    I am intersted in race walking instead of running.
    Can I still participate?

    Janet Harris, RD, LDN, CEDRD

    • usnwcadmin February 20, 2015 at 11:31 am

      Hi Janet, you are welcome to participate, however the course will close at 11:00am meaning your time may not be recorded if you are past that time.

  4. kathleen Langerman February 20, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Will the shirt have the date on it? I am looking for a race for 3-14-15. (This is Pi day)

    • usnwcadmin February 23, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Hi Kathleen, our race shirts will have the date on it.

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