CARC Color Splash n Dash 5K


Event Date

Sat, Sep 17, 2016


Lake Charles, LA


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Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$27.50 $35 Closed

Running-5K - Individual with a disability

$17 $20 Closed

Running-5K - Group-registration of TEAM

$24.75 $24.75 Closed

Running-5K - Child age 3-10 years old

$0 $0 Closed

About This Activity

CARC Color Splash n Dash 5K

Come for the run, but stay for the party! You will be splashed with color at color stations along the route! It is the funnest 5K ever!

This inaugaral Color Splash n Dash 5K will help raise money for CARC. CARC was founded on the principle that each individual is entitled to an opportunity to prosper in all facets of developmental and independent functions, and to share the same rights, privileges, and responsibilities afforded all other citizens.


Route Description

The flat 3.2 miles is an out and back run along the beautiful Lake Charles on Shell Beach Drive. The race begins near Lake Charles Civic Center’s Amphitheater. Travel on Bor Du Lac Drive. Turn right onto Shell Beach Drive. Run past historical homes and Drew Park until you reach an Orange cone.  Run around cone and return to Lake Charles Civic Center’s Amphitheater where finish line is located.

Event details and schedule


Now through August 26th
- Individual with a disability: $17.00
- Individual: $27.50
- Children 10 and under (Limit 2 with paid adult): FREE (Children will not receive a t-shirt, color packet, headband or sunglasses) You may buy your child a t-shirt for $10. The t-shirts must be ordered and paid for by August 26th.
-Team Discount (minimum 4 per team) $24.75 
A team of 4 or more receives a 10% discount per team
Prices include T-Shirt, race bib, a color pack, neon sunglasses, and neon headband if registered by August 26, 2016

August 26th - September 9th
- Individual with a disability: $20.00
- Individual: $35.00
- Children 10 and under (Limit 2 with paid adult): FREE (Children will not receive a t-shirt, color packet, headband or sunglasses)                                                                                                    -Team Discount (minimum 4 per team) $31.50

Children 10 and Under:
- Each child needs registration form completed
- Each child will receive a race bib to participate
- Limited T-shirts are available for purchase

No Refunds and Registration is non-transferable


Register by August 26th: Guaranteed t-shirt, color packet, neon headband, and neon sunglasses
Online registration ends September 9th: - Not guaranteed t-shirt, color packet, neon headband or neon sunglasses


Packet Pick-Up

Registered participants need photo identification and the confirmation receipt from for packet pick-up. Proxy pickup is allowed for immediate family members, husband/wife/sibling, with identification. 

Thursday, September 15th & Friday, September 16th


The Running Store

3311 Ernest Street Suite B

Lake Charles, LA 70601

(Near Prien Lake Mall)

Race Day Schedule

Packet Pickup =      7:00AM-7:30AM

Late Registration = 7:00AM-7:30AM

Race begins =        8:00AM

Awards approximately = 10:00AM

Electronic Timing & Results

The CARC Color Splash n Dash 5K is a timed and scored event. The official timer and scorer for this event is Race Pace Multisport, L.L.C. Times for this event will be posted 

  • Near finish line
  • Through email to participants who provide valid email addresses 
  • On Facebook page (CARC Color Splash n Dash 5K)

Age Group Categories & Awards

Awards will be issued to the following categories:

  • Overall male and female
  • Top male and female runners in each age group: 19 years and younger, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and older


Registration Questions

All registrations are non-refundable. Registrations cannot be transferred/ deferred to alternate year. 

Bib Assignments

  • Each runner will be issued a bib number at Packet Pick-Up. It is the responsibility of the runner to wear the bib during the race.
  • Race bibs are to be worn on front of abdominal area throughout the race.
  • Runners without bib numbers while on the course will be removed for security reasons.
  • Runners without bib numbers will not receive a time/score for the event and will not be listed on final results.
  • Please remember to fill out the Emergency Medical Information on the bib number.

Hydration Station & Medical Aid

Two water station will be well stocked and supported by Citgo volunteers along the route. First Aid station is located near Registration tables.


Shirts are provided and sizes guaranteed to registered participants of CARC Color 5K who met registration deadline of August 26th. Neither shirts nor shirt sizes are guaranteed to those who register after August 26th.


The races will be held rain or shine. If there is lightning in the area, the race will either have a delayed start; route may be altered, or depending on the intensity of the weather, be cancelled.  The Race Director will make the determination.


Lost and Found

CARC is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Lost items that were found and turned in will be returned to the First Aid table after the event. Items not identified or requested end of event will be donated to local non-profit agency.


Volunteers are the spice of the Gumbo! We appreciate your talent and time. Please contact Cindy Dewees, 337-433-3620 or if you or your organization is interested in volunteering.


Thank you to the sponsors and companies who donate to event. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Cindy Dewees, 337-433-3620 or for more informaion.

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