Your pre-race document contains all the information you need to make sure you have the best Run or Dye experience possible, including packet pick-up, parking info, safety tips, and more. Please read it in its entirety. You can download it here.
We are excited to be partnering with the YMCA!
Kids can help create strong communities for today and for the future, but only if they have the chance to reach their full potential. Every year, the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign supports thousands of children and youth across Niagara by giving them the opportunities they need to live healthier, happier lives now, and to grow into productive adults. By giving today, you can help our kids make new friends, learn new skills and find a place where they belong. At the YMCA, every kid deserves a chance to realize their potential.
FIRST RULE: Don't worry - be Happy! Run or Dye is for everyone. No need to worry about if you are too fast, too slow, too old, too young, or too sexy! Just come experience the magic of the most colourful 5K this world has to offer!
SECOND RULE: You are your own canvas - Wearing all white may show off the color-or get costume-CRAZY wearing that old wedding dress, 80's leg warmers, or those snakeskin pajamas. See you at the starting line!
LAST RULE: Get ready to DYE and go to heaven! The Dye Zone is where the magic happens! Our Colour Crew is specially trained to administer Random Acts of Colour with total efficiency. (HINT: We also love subliminal messages, such as: begging and pleading, striking that pose that makes us all uncomfortable, or dancing like a maniac. These are all code for "HIT ME WITH COLOUR!")
Run or Dye is the World’s Most Colorful 5K—your chance to have THE most color-filled ay of your life with family and friends!
Every Run or Dye participant gets a super sweet swag bag, filled with all the gear you need to Dye Running! Included: awesome tee, bracelets, tattoos, dye pack, swag bag, and race bib.
The Give Love World Tour is new in 2014, and makes the world’s most colorful 5K even more colorful! Now every race will have 5 or more Dye Stations (the ONLY color 5K with that much dye!), and the chance for you to VOTE on your city’s colors. The end result is more color, more fun for you and your friends.
At Run or Dye, you become part of the rainbow. As you run/walk/dance through the course, you’ll get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based colored cornstarch at every kilometer…turning you into a Technicolor canvas of fun!
Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly be more colorful, you’ll cross the finish line and find yourself in the middle of a colorstorm at our world-famous Dye Festival! Jam out with our awesome emcees and count down to the moment when YOU get to Tie-Dye the Sky (and your friends). The result is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that many people tell us is the most fun they’ve ever had exercising.