Color Me Green 5K Color Run | U.S. National Whitewater Center

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 Ultra Running Company
    • *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), Feetures! socks (25 winners will be selected), Dick’s Sporting Goods gift certificates (10 winners will be selected) and Mountain Khakis gift certificates (five 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.


2015 Results

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

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  2. Berry Matten June 8, 2015 at 12:45 am

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  3. meagan March 13, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    I am participating with my daughter, who is 5 years old. I know the trail has some challenging areas, and water break down is at 11, but is it OK if we are still running the trail? She has done fun runs, but I’m aware of her limitations. Is this race ok for her to participate in? And can I register us today at the Noda brewing company?
    Very much looking forward to it!

    • usnwcadmin March 13, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Hi Meagan, you and your daughter are welcome to run this race and continue past 11. We will have registration at NoDa Brewing Company tonight.

  4. Rudy March 13, 2015 at 9:28 am

    If we’ve paid for the race but suddenly can’t make it, is it possible to apply that cost to a future race instead?

    • usnwcadmin March 13, 2015 at 11:27 am

      Hi Rudy, this race registration is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

  5. Jeremy W March 12, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Can we still register at the Ultra Running Company today?

    • usnwcadmin March 12, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      Hi Jeremy, yes you can.

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