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Dash or dye 5k - Frequently Asked Questions


We love the pooches as much as anybody - but they aren't allowed at Dash or Dye - SORRY! You'll get enough color that you can still take some home for Sparky before a bath and get some priceless pics!

How will I know my time for running the 5k?

We don't time the event.

Can I bring friends or family to support me?

Everyone is welcome at Dash or Dye. Your guests should come expecting to possibly get colored :)

What if the weather doesn’t cooperate?

We will DASH Or Dye rain or shine, as long as it’s safe to be outside

What should I wear?

Well for starters, you can wear the awesome Color Dash T-shirt that we include in your registration. Other than that we would say as much white as you can! Just remember that whatever you wear will be COLORED! Also, be creative!! We will have a costume contest so dress up, dress crazy, and have fun…but most importantly wear that smile of yours!

Are there any refunds?

Sorry, there are no refunds. However, if you would like you can transfer your registration to another Dasher. Just get ahold of us via our CONTACT page.

Is the color permanent?

We suggest shaking off the dust after the Dash, before you get in your car, You will however need a shower or two to return to your normal skin tone. If you want it to stay on your clothes as a souvenir you just need to spray your clothes with vinegar and iron it, you should be good to go!

Is the race hard?

No, that’s no fun! Hard races aren't fun. Hard races are hard!

Are kids allowed?

Yes, kids 6 and under are free, but will not receive a shirt or any of the other goodies. All kids must have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian and turned in before they are allowed to participate. The waiver can be obtained and signed at the event.

Can I purchase more items?

There will be additional items for purchase at the event so you can show the world how much fun you had!

Will the color get in my car?

Bring a towel or some plastic bags along, and you’ll be just fine. However, if you do get some in your vehicle, it can be dusted away or vacuumed easily.

What is the color made of? Is it safe?

Don’t worry; the color is 100% safe, non-toxic, and also biodegradable. It is made from food grade quality cornstarch. As with any substance, you will want to keep it out of your eyes and lungs. If you are overly sensitive, wear glasses and use a bandana for your mouth. DO NOT WEAR CONTACT LENSES TO THIS RACE!

I will probably need to bring a stroller, is that okay?

Regular strollers are fine (scooters, bicycles, and skateboards are not.) We ask that you start at the back of the starting line crowd to minimize traffic congestion. You will be taking your kid & stroller through the color splash zones so both will end up with color on them.

Can I take pictures?

Yes!! However, you probably will want in a plastic bag to keep the color out!

Can I wear costumes?

Heck Yes! We love costumes! The whiter the better

Who does it benefit?

Evangel Assembly of God, United Generation Young Adult Ministries A group of young adult missionaries, who are going to spread the gospel in Chile. Despite its good living standards, Chile is a country that suffers from high rates of depression and suicide. More than 20% of the Chilean population suffers from depression, especially in the country’s capital, Santiago. In the past decade, there has been a staggering increase of adolescent suicides. Due to this increase, Chileans are looking for answers and flooding the churches. The government has chosen to open the doors of public schools and allow church groups to come in and witness to hurting children.


Sertoma Park,
Bismarck, ND 58504

June 15th, 2013

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Contact us

Alisa Marchuk


Whitney Faul



Alisha Engh


Dash or Dye 5k color run Packet pick up!

Your next steps after registration:

Step 1: Pick up your Dash or Dye pre-run packet!

You will need your ID to pick up your packet and a wavier MUST be signed, or you will not run!

Pick up times and location

Where :
At "The Element"
3220 N 19th St, Bismarck, ND 58503

When :
Thursday June 13th 12:00pm-6:00pm
Friday June 14th 3:00pm-7:00pm

Your run packet will contain:

  • T-shirt
  • Dash or Dye prize
  • Race bib
  • Merchandise you ordered through our site
  • Any promo material that our sponsors might include

*The color bombs will be distributed at the run as you finish and before the festival starts, unless you pre-ordered extra, those will be in your run packet.
If you can’t make it on Thursday or Friday to pick up your packet you can pick it up before the event. Please show up about an hour early! (8am)

Day of the run Information

Rule #1 All participants are welcome… fast, slow, runner, walker, old, and young.?

Rule #2 Suggested white attire at the official start line and ready to roll! Start time is 9:00 am!

Rule #3 Be COMPLETELY colored at the finish. And stay for the color festival!


Where it's happening:

Shelter 11 Sertoma Park is where Dash or Dye will start and finish.

The run begins at 9AM. We recommend getting there 45-60 minutes early so you have plenty of time to park and stretch! The entire event will end between 11am-12pm.

After the Run!
Make sure to stick around for one of our Color Finales!! The first will start at 10:00 and the second at 10:45! We will have a COLOR EXPLOSION that you won’t want to miss. Afterwards, grab something to drink and have fun. There will be a live band,  dance off’s, costume contests and great memories are sure to take place!

A special thanks to our sponsors and all of you who are being apart of this great day running for a cause.