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Craig Boys & Girls Club bringing in Color Dash fundraiser

5K event runs Aug. 20 at Loudy-Simpson

A splash of the rainbow is heading to Craig next week.

Boys & Girls Club of CraigBoys & Girls Club of Craig will host the inaugural Color Dash Aug. 20 at Loudy-Simpson Park. will host the inaugural Color Dash Aug. 20 at Loudy-Simpson Park.

Boys & Girls Club of Craig will host the inaugural Color Dash Aug. 20 at Loudy-Simpson Park.

The Color DashThe Color Dash is an organization based in Owatonna, Minnesota, that has arranged 5K races across the nation as fundraisers for local organizations, bringing in more than $2 million since 2012 for charities and other community groups. 50 percent of the profits raised in each race goes toward Color Dash’s partners. is an organization based in Owatonna, Minnesota, that has arranged 5K races across the nation as fundraisers for local organizations, bringing in more than $2 million since 2012 for charities and other community groups. 50 percent of the profits raised in each race goes toward Color Dash’s partners.

The Color Dash is an organization based in Owatonna, Minnesota, that has arranged 5K races across the nation as fundraisers for local organizations, bringing in more than $2 million since 2012 for charities and other community groups. 50 percent of the profits raised in each race goes toward Color Dash’s partners.

Boys & Girls Club personnel Dana Duran and Kari Neuman said they were looking for something family-oriented to bring together people of all ages from Craig, as well as surrounding areas.

“Everybody’s welcome, we’d love to have Craig, Steamboat, Hayden, Baggs, everybody’s invited,” said Duran, executive director for Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado. “We want a family-friendly event where you can be physically active as a family.”

The name of the game is fun and is less about competition as people take to the course, whether walking or running. Duran said the typical track used at Loudy-Simpson for events such as Friends of Moffat County Education’s summer running series or Moffat County High School cross country’s home meets will be run in reverse.

The starting line will be at the ice arena, and runners will head across the south end of the park across the soccer fields, rounding their way along the park, hitting the Nature Trail before the final stretch.

At each kilometer, volunteers will douse participants in a different color powder as their pristine white t-shirt takes on shades of blue, green, yellow, orange and pink.

Once the race is over comes the bigger finish, known as the Color Explosion, a celebration of the day with more festivities leading up to the check presentation.

“It’s huge color splash for everybody who’s there, and it’ll be quite a party,” said, Neuman, unit director for Craig’s Boys & Girls Club.

Runners can view details online at https://www.facebook.com/events/1142234755841724/https://www.facebook.com/events/1142234755841724/ or sign up at or sign up at http://newcolordash5k.ticketmob.com/http://newcolordash5k.ticketmob.com/ by clicking on the Craig event in the website’s map. by clicking on the Craig event in the website’s map.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1142234755841724/ or sign up at http://newcolordash5k.ticketmob.com/ by clicking on the Craig event in the website’s map.

Registration in advance is $40 for an individual, $90 for a family of three, $100 for a family of four, $120 for a family of five, $140 for a family of six. Registration includes a dasher kit that features a shirt, race bib, temporary tattoos and other items. A VIP package is also available with additional swag. Ages 5 and younger are free but do not get a kit.

A discount code for 5 percent off fees is available: CRAIGDASH5.

Packets and materials will be available starting at 7 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m.

Participants are advised to register ahead of time because prices will spike the day of the race.

“It’s something new and different that’s pushing us hard, but I’m really excited to offer it to the community and to see them come out,” Duran said.

Contact Andy Bockelman at 970-875-1793 or Contact Andy Bockelman at 970-875-1793 or abockelman@CraigDailyPress.com or follow him on Twitter @CDP_Sports.Contact Andy Bockelman at 970-875-1793 or abockelman@CraigDailyPress.com or follow him on Twitter @CDP_Sports.


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