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 the Dominican Republic.


Sertoma Park,
Bismarck, ND 58504

June 14th, 2013

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