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
Register

Schedule:

Thursday, March 14

  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Early packet pick-up
    • Location – OUTFITTERS
    • 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 –  OUTFITTERS
    • 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 (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. Awards will also be given to the cleanest and the greenest participants.

Sponsors:

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.
  • Participants not present for awards may collect their award from OUTFITTERS within two months of the race date. Items not collected within this time frame will be donated.
    • Items cannot be shipped
    • Participants must email racedirector@usnwc.org to arrange award pick-up
    • Typical parking fees apply
  • 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
  • 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.
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U.S. National Whitewater Center | 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway | Charlotte, NC 28214 | 704.391.3900 | info@usnwc.org