The United Way of Chelan and Douglas Counties is excited to bring the Color Rush 5k to Wenatchee, WA, on Sunday, August 18, 2013.

The Color Rush is a 5k UNTIMED event designed to be fun and promote people enjoying the outdoors. About every kilometer, participants will be doused with a colored powder and at the end there will be a massive group powder toss. Bring your family, bring your strollers or even bring you wagon, just come on out and enjoy the day (no pets are allowed on the course).

Run, walk, stroll, or crawl.... bring your hat, bring your glasses, but forget your brush because there is just no point at the Color Rush!

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Race Information

About the Color Rush 5k

  • August 18, 2013, 8:00 AM
  • Wenatchee, WA
  • Registration fees:
    $40: June 17, 2013 - July 17, 2013
    $50: July 18, 2013 - August 15, 2013
    Kids 6 and under are Free!
  • Registration is limited to the first 750 participants
  • Registration is non-refundable, non-transferable

Our Color Rush 5k is an untimed event that promotes the idea of getting out, getting active, and having fun. All ages, from infants in strollers to seasoned athletes are encouraged to participate. After every kilometer, runners are sprayed with a colored powder made from cornstarch and at the end of the run, large groups gather for a collective powder toss.

All proceeds will go to benefit the United Way of Chelan & Douglas Counties' Youth United program. The Youth United program has been a growing force in our community since its inception 3 years ago. Youth United believes in uniting youth in volunteerism, to strengthen their communities and themselves.

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You can register for the Color Rush 5k race by either downloading the paper registration form (below) or by signing up online.

Online Registration
Register Online

Follow this registration link to register using a credit card.

Mail In Registration
Mail In Registration

Download the .pdf file, fill it out and mail to the address listed on the registration form.


The Color Rush race is proud to be supported by our community.

JP Portrait Studio
Photos - Courtesy of JP Portrait Studio

Photos will be taken throughout the morning at various points on the course; please check in with JP Portrait Studio to see your photos!

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Contact Us

Quick Contact Form

Use this form to send us a quick question and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Mailing Address

PO Box 488
107 S. Mission St
Wenatchee, WA 98807
(509) 662-8261
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You Asked, We Answered!

How far is 5k?

5 kilometers is the equivalent of 3.1 miles.

Can you tell me more about the powder? Is it toxic?

The powder is made using FDA-approved dye and cornstarch and is not toxic to humans, animals, or the environment. It may not taste great, but it won't cause any harm if ingested.

Where do I park?

Parking at the Pybus Market will be limited to volunteers, families, and those with special needs. Event parking will be available to everyone else at {TBD}.

What should I wear?

Event t-shirts are provided for every paid registration. If you want to wear something of your own then we advise wearing white to make the most of the Color Rush experience. Feel free to add crazy accessories. If running with a group of friends, some people all wear the same color shorts, wigs, socks etc. to match one of the powder colors. Remember this is all about...THE FUN OF THE RUN!

What do I need to bring?

Bring yourself, your family, a beach towel, and an extra change of clothes for the ride home.

How many blast zones are there?

There are four blast zones spread out through the 5k course and then the final blast zone at the Finish line.

Is the race timed?

No, the race isn't timed. All of the runners will be grouped into one of three different waves with staggered start times.

How can I preserve my Color Rush t-shirt?

We've found that spraying a 100% cotton shirt with vinegar then ironing the shirt will preserve some of the color. Repeated washings will cause the color to fade.

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Sponsors of the Color Rush 5k

Event Naming Sponsor
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Bib Sponsor
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Pilot Sponsor #1
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Friends of the Color Rush 5k
Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Download the Sponsorship form
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