Color Me Green 5K Trail Run

The spirit of St. Patrick’s Day covers the Whitewater Center trails as the Color Me Green 5K Trail Run returns for its seventh year. This untimed race challenges runners to avoid (or invite) being bombarded with green dye as they run through the USNWC trail system. Stick around after the race for all the festivities happening at Green River Revival including yoga, live music, and the whitewater channels turning shamrock green. We recommend that runners wear white t-shirts as awards will be given to the cleanest and the greenest participants.

Event Details:

  • Date – Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Distance – 5K
  • Time – 10:00am
    • Course closes at 11:15am
  • Recover Brands shirts are only guaranteed to those that register by March 10

Registration:

  • Pre-Registration – Must register by March 13
    • $35
  • Race-Day Registration
    • $42
  • Optional add-ons
    • Post-race Brunch is sold out. Please view the MENU here.
Register

Schedule:

Thursday, March 14

  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Early packet pick-up
    • Location – Recover Brands – 1518 Bryant St, Charlotte, NC 28208
    • We encourage pre-registered runners to participate in the early packet pick-up to decrease race day lines. Typical parking fees apply.
    • “Race Day Registration” will be available during packet pick up

Friday, March 15

  • 5:00pm – 8:00pm – Early packet pick-up
    • Location –  Conference Room D
    • We encourage pre-registered runners to participate in the early packet pick-up to decrease race day lines. Typical parking fees apply.
    • “Race Day Registration” will be available during packet pick up

Saturday, March 16

  • 8:00am – Race day registration and packet pick-up begins (at the Adventure Pavilion)
  • 9:30am – Race day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 10:00am – Color Me Green 5K begins
  • 10:45am  – Awards (Cleanest and Greenest)
  • 11:15am – Course closes (runners may finish the course, but water stops will be broken down)

Awards:

Since this is an untimed race, awards will be given to the top 5 overall male/female finishers. Awards will also be given to the cleanest and the greenest participants.

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Additional Event Info:

  • Volunteers
  • Waiver Policy
    • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Refund and Transfer Policy
    • Race Registration is non-refundable
    • A 100% registration transfer must be requested 2 months (or more) in advance of race day via racedirector@usnwc.org
    • A 50% registration transfer must be requested 1 month (or more) in advance of race day via racedirector@usnwc.org
    • Registration transfers are only applicable to the same race the following year
  • Forgotten Add-On Gear
    • All purchased add-on gear must be collected during packet pick-up
    • Items will not be shipped
    • If items are unable to be picked up during packet pick-up, you must arrange pick-up with racedirector@usnwc.org and collect from Outfitters within one week from event date
    • The race director will not email you to arrange your pick-up
    • All unclaimed items will be donated
    • Typical parking fees apply
  • Forgotten Awards
    • Participants not present for awards may collect their award from Outfitters within two months of the race date
    • Items will not be shipped
    • All unclaimed items will be donated
    • Participants must email racedirector@usnwc.org to arrange award pick-up
    • Typical parking fees apply
  • Trail Safety
    • Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
    • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are strongly discouraged
    • Remain attentive and courteous at all times
    • No pets allowed on the course
  • Race Bibs
    • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time
  • Aid Stations
    • See Course Map for water/electrolyte stop locations
    • Plan accordingly if you think you may require additional hydration during race
  • Weather Policy
    • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director. Any changes will be communicated via email by the Race Director
  • Parking Policy
    • All guests are required to pay a $6 parking fee at the USNWC unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the USNWC for $50
  • Emergency Policy
    • The USNWC does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants must call 911 if emergency vehicles and operations are needed. There are 911 trail location markers to communicate where emergency personnel can find you