Join Dye Nation in Rapid City

Are You Ready, Rapid City?  The World's Most Colorful 5K Is Headed Your Way!

Run or Dye, the world's most colorful 5K, is headed to Central States Fairgrounds on June 7. 2014.  Bring all your friends and run a color-blasted 5K, where you get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometer.  Then enjoy our world-famous Dye Festival afterward, where you can Tie-Dye the Sky (not to mention all your friends!) in this ultimate celebration of life, friendship, fitness, and fun. (Need more info?  Visit our ABOUT page or try our FAQs!)

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  1. Don't Worry, Dye Happy!  Whether you're 7 or 70...a hardcore runner or a hardcore couch extravert or a bit on the shy side...Run or Dye is for you!  Its all about living life in full color, so join us!

  2. You Are Your Own Canvas, so wear whatever will show you off best!  Choosing all white will accentuate the color...or you can kick it in a crazy outfit, like a toga or some leopard print PJ's.  Whatever you wear, you'll look fantastic when our Color Crew (and your friends) are done dusting you with color!

  3. Tell Everyone You Know! Remember: friends don't let friends dye alone! Round up all the gang and join the funnest fun run that's ever come to Rapid City!

_Central States Fairground: (_Actual course subject to change)


SPONSORS & CHARITYWe are excited to be partnering with The YMCA!


The YMCA is a diverse organization of men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion to strengthen the foundation of the community. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has the essentials needed to learn grow and thrive.

For over 6. years, the YMCA of Rapid City has served as an organization in which people from all sorts of backgrounds participate in activities that promote personal growth, strengthen family life, develop social and physical skills and provide good wholesome fun. The YMCA strives to be welcoming to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, nationality or their ability to pay.

100. of the funds raised through the Run or Dye and YMCA of Rapid City partnership will be directed to the YMCA's Kids Sponsorship Campaign. Through the sponsorship campaign, children and teens in the Rapid City community are provided with a YMCA sponsored membership which gives them the opportunity to take part in all YMCA programming. This includes swim lessons, Y basketball, The First Tee golf and wellness programs just to name a few. They can also take part in our after school programs.

We are currently seeking sponsors to work with for this event. Contact Us for more info.


We can never get enough help so please Volunteer Now!

Run or Dye Rapid City Pricing:

TEAM REGISTRATION (4 or more participants)

$42 per person


$47 per person

NOTE: Each member of your team must register before the event sells out. Creating a team will not guarantee a spot for the members of your team until they have registered!


Run, Walk, or Skip - don't miss Run or Dye! There is nothing quite like dusting your pals with that handful of purple goodness, or crossing the finish line into the Dye Zone wearing your Dye like a badge of honor! You just finished the Craziest Colored Course in history and accomplished something worthy of celebration: You have Dyed Running, and lived to tell the tale! (And you'll have the crazy photos to prove it - and the memories to last a lifetime - or until next year!)

Live your life in full color - and SIGN UP for Run or Dye Now!

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