The Triple Creek Color Dash 5K and 1 mile fun run/walk is back! We have joined forces with the Three Rivers Water Festival again and will be hosting our colorful fun 5K run and 1 mile Fun run/walk on Saturday June 16th at 9:00 am during the weekend of the festival. The race will start and end at Scidmore Park, Three Rivers, Michigan.This is not a timed race;we encourage runners and walkers to take their sweet time going through the color stations and have fun!
The start of the race will be at Scidmore Park, corner of Spring Street and Millard Street (next to the old hospital).
BEFORE THE RACE: Prior to the race runners are invited to a pancake breakfast at the Three Rivers Fire Department starting at 7:00am (additional cost).
DURING THE RACE: Along the route runners will be dusted with color! The 1 mile Fun Run group will be colored at three intersections while the 5K runners will be colored at six different intersections. Both groups should be prepared to get covered in color!!
POST RACE: All runners are invited to stay after the race for a massive color throw!! As runners and walkers cross the finish line they will be given their own individual color packets to be thrown during our post race color throw! Color throw Extravaganza will begin at 9:55 am! You won't want to miss this!
EXTRAS: Not only will you be participating in a fun, COLORFUL event, you will also receive a free t-shirt, color packet, and local vendors coupons in your race packet. If you would like to purchase an extra T-Shirt and/or color packet please visit the STORE tab at the top of the page! NEW THIS YEAR!! WLKM/WRCI LIVE Radio Remote during the race!!
THREE RIVERS WATER FESTIVAL: The Water Festival is celebrating its 62nd Anniversary with a "TR Gets Fit" theme! Come join in on the fun! There will be plenty of Water Festival festivities to partake in after the race including an arts and crafts show, Kids Zone in Scidmore Park, car show in downtown Three Rivers, fireworks at dusk, and many more activities.For a complete list of Water Festival events go to www.trchamber.com.
RUNNING FOR A CAUSE: Proceeds from this year's Triple Creek Color Dash will be going towards the Three Rivers Health Cardiac Rehabilitation Scholarship Fund. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Education, intervention, and risk factor modification are essential in saving lives. Cardiac Rehabilitation has been proven to decrease the risk of recurring cardiac events and decrease mortality rates. Our scholarship funds are used for those who need Cardiac Rehabilitation and may not be insured or need assistance with co-pays and deductibles. Our goal is provide our nationally certified program to members of our community who would otherwise not be able to afford to participate.
CHILDREN: Children five years and under are free. They must be with a registered adult. A t-shirt and/or color packet can be purchased for them under the STORE tab at the top of the page. Strollers are allowed, just remember we will be throwing color so bring towels to clean off!
Scidmore Park, 112 Spring St. Three Rivers, MI 49093
PARKING SHUTTLE! The St. Joseph County Transportation Authority will be offering free shuttle service from HealthTRAC to Scidmore Park from 7:30 am-8:30 am on race day! 2 busses will be running, with no more than a 5 minute wait time. Avoid the parking hassle and Shuttle with us! The Circle Line bus will be available post race for $1.
Kids 5 and under FREE with registered adult
$15.00 flat rate 1 mile fun run*
$15.00 flat rate Kids ages 6-17 $15 (any event)*
$25.00 5K until May 1st*
$30.00 5K May 1st until June 14th (11:59 pm)*
$50.00 On Friday and Event Day*
* (small website processing fee applies to all events)
CHECK-INPRE- PACKET PICK-UP & PRE-REGISTRATION: Friday June, 15th 4:00 pm-6:00 pm: Participants can pick up their race packets and/or register for the race at HealthTRAC, 501 S. Health Parkway, Three Rivers, MI 49093 on Friday evening. THE SMOOTHIE BIKE will be here!! Pick up your packet, register for the race, AND make your own smoothie! Compliments of Three Rivers Health Food and Nutrition Department. Come see what it's all about.
SAME DAY PACKET PICK-UP & LATE REGISTRATION: Saturday June, 16th 7:00 am-8:30 am at the Community tent in Scidmore Park.
WHERE TO MEET RACE DAY 8:55am: Both the 5K Run and the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk participants are to meet in Scidmore Park, near the Community Tent. Start/Finish line is the corner of Spring Street and Millard Street, next to the old hospital.
RACE START: 5K Run participants will take off at 9:00 am SHARP, with the walkers following directly behind at approximately 9:03 am.
RACEFINISH: Both the 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will end in Scidmore Park.
COLOR FESTIVAL: At approximately 9:55 am we will be conducting our massive color throw celebration!! This is the time to rip open those color packets you received at registration and douse yourselves with color!
EXTRA TID BITS:
-Pancake Breakfast prior to the race - runners are invited to a pancake breakfast at the Three Rivers Fire Department starting at 7:00am (additional cost).
-The race is not the only fun event taking place, take a look at www.trchamber.org to get a low down of all of the Water Festival Events taking place!
-Reminder! Prior to the race start, all runners are to meet in Scidmore Park!
-Get creative with your run gear! We like to see those crazy, colorful, wacky outfits!
COLOR CLEAN UP: Expect to be COLORED after the event and prepare properly! Bring towels for the inside of your car to cover those car seats before you sit down!
CLOTHES: The color mostly washes out after the event. However, as with anything that gets dirty, the sooner you wash your gear the better. Dust off all excess powder before washing with water. Wash your color run gear separately and use cold water. We suggest wearing items that you wouldn't mind getting colorful!
HAIR: Prior to the race, oiling your hair well will make it easier to wash out post race. We suggest using coconut or olive oil. A good leave-in conditioner will do the trick also! After the race dust any loose powder out of your hair. Rinse out oil/conditioner (if you applied) before with cold water and then wash your hair as you normally would!
T-SHIRTS There will be no guarantee for availability of T-Shirts and/or sizes upon "Late Registration". Register by June 1st to guarantee your T-Shirt and size!! If you would like to purchase an additional T-Shirt, you can do so under the STORE tab prior to June 1st.
From North of Three Rivers, take 131-S bound:
1. Start south bound on US 131-S
2. Turn left onto US 131 Business/ N Main Street ( stay on for 2 miles)
3. Turn right onto West Michigan Avenue (.2 miles)
4. Destination will be on left, 112 Spring St., Three Rivers, MI 49093
From South of Three Rivers, take 131- N bound:
1. Start north bound on US 131-N
2. From US 131-N take a slight right toward W Michigan Avenue (.2 miles)
3. Continue straight onto W Michigan Avenue (.6 miles)
4. Destination will be on right, 112 Spring St., Three Rivers, MI 49093