Founded in November 2015, the 2015 VETERAN’S POWER POWDER RUN ™ is a Veteran owned and operated company. We are dedicated to supporting Veteran causes as well as connecting Veterans to resources that are available to them, while bringing everyone in the community together for an amazing time.
What’s it about:
These events are family friendly. We are about having fun for all ages and levels of runners. We also want to help support and promote a happy healthy lifestyle for all those who participate. If you’re expecting to run this like a PRT or an 8 minute mile speedster, you can if you want, but you don’t have too. This is more about having a blast, getting covered in colored powder, making friends and memories!!!
The VETERAN’S POWER POWDER RUN ™ is a 5K or 3.1 mile run/walk, which is completely an un-timed race in which color will be tossed from head to toe in different color at each kilometer.
We’ll see you at the end, where we will have a fantastic after run party, with music, swag and powder throws.
*Note: We understand some participants may have respiratory issues and we will provide a comfort mask to help limit powder from being inhaled for those requiring it. Color stations will be told not to throw powder in the face directly as well.
The rules are as follows:
1. Respect each other, have fun at the events and just have a blast!!!
2. We want you to be you, inspire silliness, healthiness, fun with family and friends. All while remembering those who have and still serve in the United States military.
3. Smoking and alcohol will not be permitted at any of the event locations.
*Note: If you do smoke there will be a smoking area set outside the event areas. This is to ensure a safe, secure and fun time for all.
Getting our Veterans taken care of:
We are about taking care of our Veterans, by donating money to Veteran and Survivor family member charities, connecting Veterans and Survivor family members with services and bringing awareness to the community. At each event we will invite different groups to connect members with information that will be helpful for Veterans as well as current military.
Event details and schedule
We had to reschedule the 1 MAY 2016 run to 15 MAY 2016 due to unsafe weather conditions, the run will kick off shortly after we renders honors at 8am, so don't be late... We recommend a show time of 7:30 am to ensure you are there on time for the start. This will allow you time to park and get to the start.
If you are picking up your run pack on the day of the event, we strongly recommend you arrive at 7:00. There will be an additional $5 fee for packet pickups on the event day.
PACKET PICK UP LOCATION AND TIME: TBD To pick up your packet, you will need to bring your emailed QCR registration, a copy of your signed wavier and your valid identification card.
To pick up someone else's packet, you will need to bring their QCR registration and a copy of a valid identification card. Bring a copy of their signed wavier. The after party is free to spectators; however, you cannot enter into the run itself without a race bib on. Children 9 and under run for free, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and will not receive a packet t-shirt. You will be able to purchase youth t-shirts of various sizes for the run with your registration, from the event site or at the packet pickup site.