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Let the Color Move You.

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Let the Color Move You.

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Let the Color Move You.

The Fun Run that makes a difference
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The Color Dash proudly gives 50% of the profit from all merchandise and each participant registration to local charities all over the globe!

OVER $2,000,000 RAISED FOR CHARITY.

The Color

You are about people & communities; our color is safe for both.
Our powdery-goodness is 100% non-toxic, food-grade cornstarch and coloring.
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Video - We're getting our color on!

The Dash

We are a family-friendly, untimed 5K Run/Walk, who welcomes all shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities. Start white (we provide the Tee), and at each kilometer add blue, sprinkle green, splash yellow, spray orange, and finish strong in pink. The Color Dash celebrates your community while brightening your outlook on life through approx. 3.1 miles of laughter, color and fun. Walk, Run, Dash, Rock n' Roll..whatever your method, get out there and Let The Color Move You™.

Hearts & Minds
WE'RE GETTING OUR COLOR ON!

The Movement

You give back. Dashers all across the US and abroad have raised over a total of $2,000,000 for local causes. 50% of the profit from every registration and merchandise purchase goes into your community. United we are sharing, living and celebrating the hearts & minds behind charities and movements around the Globe. We bring the color, you… Let The Color Move You™.

 

FAQ

Not at all! Afun-run can be all fun, no run, but we welcome all of you competitive spirits too.The Color Dash celebrates your community while brightening your outlook on life through approx. 3.1 miles of laughter, color and fun. Walk, Run, Dash, Rock n' Roll..whatever your method, get out there and Let The Color Move You.

Every paid dasher gets a white t-shirt, dash bib, CD5k tattoo, and one color pack*.

*Water splashers get glow gear in place of their color pack. Powder splashers receive a UV color pack.

*Bubble Bashers get a bottle of blow-bubbles

Yes! Every event - Color, UV, and Bubble gives 50% of the profit from every registration and merchandise purchase to a local community partner. To date, dashers like you have helped raise over $2,000,000 worldwide. Pretty sweet, huh?

Start with your awesome Color Dash t-shirt, maybe some CD5k gear, and then White! White! White! and more White! Just remember whatever you wear will get colored, so that favorite pair of argyle socks from Grandma should probably stay home.

As a fun-run, we’re about finish lines, not finish times, so we don’t keep track. But if you’d like to time yourself - go for it!

Not at all! Everyone is welcome to Dash - and the kiddos 5 and under are free! The more the merrier, sharing hearts & minds, while getting our color on!

If pushing a stroller, please keep in mind you’ll be dashing through several feet of bubbles.

We dash rain or shine, unless it’s considered unsafe. There are no refunds for weather-related cancellations.

We love our furry friends, and a handful of our events benefit them. With that said, unless otherwise specified, bring them along! All animals must be leashed and of course, you’re solely responsible for them.

If you're a VIP or if you paid for shipping - it's in the mail! No need to come early or wait in lines! If not, you can request we ship it ahead of time or pick it up during your event’s packet pick up times - some events are day-of only, others have day-before options. Check your (event page) for more info.

We recommended our pro photographers to keep a decent distance from the color, so if you want photos inside the color stations or explosion, we recommended a fully sealed case or baggie.

Water splashers should be especially careful with electronics as there’s lots of watery fun all around!

Water is provided for the end of the event, and in some cases, at the half-way point, however we recommend bringing your own water, if you’d like it along the course.

Our color is 100% non-toxic food grade cornstarch and coloring. Safety Concerns?

Our UV color is 100% non-toxic food grade cornstarch and UV coloring. Our UV water is 100% non-toxic UV dye and water.

Our bubbles are bio-degradable and hypoallergenic, however they’re not for eating. Our colored bubbles are the same mix, just with a little 100% non-toxic food coloring.

The color is non-toxic, however it’s still a powder; if you inhale a lot of it or get it in your eyes, you may experience some discomfort. We make sure our dasher splasher volunteers avoid your face, but some dashers opt to wear glasses/goggles and/or bandannas for added protection. Safety Concerns?

Our bubbles do have a soapy element in them, so we recommend wearing eye protection if you have little children, contacts, or sensitive eyes.

Shake off the “dust” before getting in your car, as the color tends to brush off when it’s not wet. For your skin, it’ll take a shower or two to get your skin back to normal, but it will wash out. Newly bleached hair can react to liquid foodcoloring, which is a part of the color when wet, so we recommend wearing a hat if you have bleached, or extremely blond hair, and wash thoroughly after the Dash.

The UV dye tends to stay in clothes, so wash thoroughly alone before mixing it with others.

The colored bubbles tend to stay in clothes, so wash thoroughly alone before mixing it with others.

Want to keep the color? Spritz them with vinegar and iron them to lock in the look, keep in mind the colors may not be as vibrant after you wash them.

Stick around for the color explosion! You will not want to miss it! Local vendors may be serving food, there’ll be water to cool you down, dancing, laughing, games and more! Plus, we’ll be doing a massive color explosion once everyone is back in 10! 9! 8!...2! ONE...BOOSH! Throw that amazing color up in the air and let it rain down upon us for the amazing accomplishment of completing a 5k and for raising funds and awareness for an amazing cause!

Local vendors may be serving food, there’ll be water to cool you down, dancing, laughing, games and more! We’ll have a dance off, and a giant water fight (If UV Water) to celebrate the amazing accomplishment of completing a 5k and for raising funds and awareness for an amazing cause!

*If UV Powder: Same as the color dash, but with UV powder vs. regular powder*

(Bubble) Local vendors may be serving food, there’ll be water to cool you down, dancing, laughing, games and more! We will have fun in the suds, while celebrating the amazing accomplishment of completing a 5k and for raising funds and awareness for an amazing cause!

It’s our celebration that you’ve finished the Dash! We’ll count down from 10 and everyone will launch their color packets into the air! We hold only one color explosion for each dash - b/c we believe in doing things as a whole community, so stick around, eat, drink, and cheer on your city as they cross the finish line.

At checkout, simply type in your code under "Promo Code". Your discount will automatically be applied!

We’ll always try and transfer your registration, to either another event or another person, however we don’t offer refunds. This allows us to help your local charity maintain a consistent fundraiser. All merchandise orders are also final. If you need a size adjustment, we’ll do out best to swap it out on Dash Day.

Absolutely! We can’t guarantee they’ll be able to avoid the color, but they’re welcome to check out the store, vendors, food, and any other crazy fun going on!

Shoot us an email (info@cd5k.com), we’d love to brighten your community! Or you can begin by filling out this form: Book-A-Dash

Get Your Color On!

When you make the best decision of your day to Get Your Color On™ and register for a Color Dash event, you will be supporting the hearts & minds of charities and organizations around the globe -- much fun is in store for you. Be prepared to be doused in a prismatic array of colors, getting up and moving with some of your favorite people, dancing the day (or night) away, laughing so good it hurts and of course documenting the whole thing in #selfie mode.

In the midst of the crazy fun you will be having you can rest assured that FIFTY PERCENT of your registration fee and sweet merchandise purchase profits will go directly to a partner charity or organization right in your community. In addition to the feel-goods that you will be flying high from, with every registration you will get a Color Dash Tee (to be covered in color at the event), a race bib, a Color Dash tattoo to brag to your friends that you just rocked a CD5k event and a color pack!

Bubble: In addition to the Tee, Bib and Tattoo dashers get some bubbles of their own!
UV: In addition to the Tee, Bib and Tattoo, dashers get an electrifyingly colorful UV color pack (glows under the black lights!)

So, find your event, register, dash and repeat! See you soon! xx #cd5k - (Pricing below)

 

Individual

$40, increase 2 week prior to the event: $50, increase dash day: $60

Family of 3

$90, increase 2 week prior to the event: $100, increase dash day: $130

Family of 4

$100, increase 2 week prior to the event: $125, increase dash day: $150

Family of 5

$120, increase 2 week prior to the event: $150, increase dash day: $180

Family of 6

$140, increase 2 week prior to the event: $175, increase dash day: $210

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All CD5k events are a fun, amazing, exhilaratingly colorful vehicle to share the hearts & minds behind our charity partners and reach out into communities literally changing your world one dasher, one experience at a time.

UV Splash

The UV Splash is an untimed family friendly 5k night fun run/walk. We welcome all shapes, sizes and ages, and abilities. Start white (we provide the Tee), and blast through electrifying (not actually because that would be frowned upon) colors until you arrive at the end of the 5k course plastered or soaked with UV powder or water in the most brilliant of exhilarating colors -- under blacklight. 50% of every ticket and merchandise profit goes to a local charity. It's what makes the Dash the Difference. Walk, Run, Dash or Rock n' Roll, whatever your method...Let the Color Move You™.

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BubbleBash BubbleBash

The Bubble Bash is an untimed family friendly 5k fun run/walk. We welcome all shapes sizes, ages and abilities. Start white (we provide the Tee), and blast through colorful suds until you arrive at the end of the 5k course int eh most colorful 'clean' you've ever experienced. 50% of every ticket and merchandise profit goes to a local charity or cause. It's what makes the Dash The Difference. Walk, Run, Dash or Rock n' Roll, whatever your method...Let the Color Move You™.

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ColorDash ColorDash

The Color Dash is an untimed family friendly 5k fun run/walk. We welcome all shapes sizes, ages and abilities. Start white (we provide the Tee) and at each kilometer add blue, sprinkle green, splash yellow, spray orange, and finish strong in pink. We are here to share hearts & minds behind amazing charities while brightening your outlook on life through approx. 3.1 miles of laughter and fun. 50% of every ticket and merchandise profit goes to a local charity or cause. It's what makes the Dash the Difference. Walk, Run, Dash or Rock n' Roll, whatever your method...Let the Color Move You™.

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Hearts & Minds

At the end of the day, if all CD5k is, is just a fun-run 5k, we aren’t living up to our dream and mission. CD5k is a an amazing, fun, exhilaratingly colorful vehicle to share the hearts & minds behind our charity partners and reach out into communities literally changing your world one dasher, one experience at a time. What may be as simple as a 5k run/walk, as simple as getting splashed with vivid colors and a lifetime of memories all roots back to who are we dashing for? Is it for children that possess a rare genetic disorder to get the treatment we need, to save animals and friends, to provide security and treatment — hope — for victims of abuse or assault? To provide a gym membership, scholarship, sports equipment for those in need of supplies, or even hope of a future and things that many of us take for granted? What is the CD5k event for? That is our heart — reaching people one heart, one mind at a time — The Color Dash™ is the fundraising solution for causing community togetherness and growth