Color Me Green 5K Trail Run

The Color Me Green 5K is back, taking the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day straight from Ireland to the Whitewater Center trails. 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 going down at the Green River Revival including yoga, live music, and the whitewater 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 17, 2018
  • Distance – 5K
  • Time – 10:00 a.m.
    • Course closes at 11:15 a.m
  • Note: Recover shirts (VIEW HERE) are only guaranteed to those that register by March 11

Registration:

  • Pre-Registration – Must register by March 14
    • $35
  • Race-Day Registration
    • $42
Register

Schedule:

Thursday, March 15th

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

Friday, March 16th

  • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Early packet pick-up
    • Location – NoDa Brewing Co. – 2921 N. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28206
    • *Note: We encourage pre-registered runners to participate in the early packet pick-up to decrease race day lines
    • *Note: “Race Day Registration” will be available during packet pick up

Saturday, March 17th

  • 8:00am – Race day registration and packet pick-up begins (Main entrance of the USNWC – See Course Map for location)
  • 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.

Course:

2018_Color_Me_Green_Course_Map

Volunteering:

Interested in volunteering? Please Contact the Race Director at racedirector@usnwc.org

Sponsors:

                 

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Additional Event Info:

  • Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Race Director at racedirector@usnwc.org
  • Whitewater Race Series Refund and Transfer Policy:
    • Race Registration is non-refundable
    • A 100% registration transfer may be requested 2 months (or more) in advance of race day via racedirector@usnwc.org
    • A 50% registration transfer may  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
  • All purchased Whitewater Race Series add-on gear must be collected during packet pick-up. Items will not be shipped.
    • If the purchased add-on items are unable to be picked up during packet pick-up, items will be held at Outfitters for pick-up for one week from the date of the event (seven days).
    • It is the participant’s responsibility to email racedirector@usnwc.org to arrange pick-up.
    • After seven days, all unclaimed items will be donated.
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
    • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are strongly discouraged for the safety of all participants
    • Remain attentive and courteous at all times
    • No pets allowed on the course
  • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time
  • See Course Map for water/electrolyte stop locations
    • If you think you may require additional hydration along the course, please plan accordingly
  • Participants must be present to accept awards. Awards will not be mailed
  • Restrooms are located at the main USNWC River Center and the Pump House Biergarten
    • Please note, there will be no restrooms located on course
  • Locker rooms/showers are located at the main USNWC River Center
  • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director
  • 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
  • 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.