Do or Dye 5k Fun Run/Walk 2017


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Back by popular demand!

The Do or Dye 5K Fun Run/Walk is fun event for athletes of all levels, even those who hate running! Participants should wear white t-shirts so that throughout the course they can get splattered with colored powder creating a work of art in motion. The 3.1 mile course travels along the trails and pathways of Turkey Brook Park and will have an unofficial timer.  .


Saturday, April 22

10:00am RACE START!

(plan to arrive by 8:30am to check in!)

Turkey Brook Park

30 Flanders Road, Budd Lake, NJ



In 2015 through this event we were able to raise an impressive $6000 for the American Cancer Society!! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could do the same or better for this year? Runners will be asked to register through Mount Olive Recreation, then use a pledge sheet to collect donations for the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and services. All monies fundraised through this effort will go directly to the American Cancer Society. Athletes will turn in their envelopes to the American Cancer Society staff at the event.

2017 Contribution Form Do or Dye Am Cancer Society.



This is not a competitive race. The Do or Dye 5K Fun Run/Walk is about a fun-filled day for participants of all levels. That is why we offer the opportunity to walk or run. You are welcome to time yourself but don’t expect this to be one of your faster runs. Runners can get held up while crossing through the color blast stations.


Culligan high-2.jpg Water stops will be at the halfway mark and the finish line


Kids and strollers are welcome. We want kids to be a part of this! We recommend that your kids are properly protected with sunglasses and for toddlers and infants we suggest something to cover their mouths. The powered paint is non-toxic cornstarch but it could irritate the smaller ones, more than us.


Dogs and bikes are prohibited. For the safety of all our runners and for the dogs, NO DOGS or bikes will be allowed on the race course.


There is no age limit for younger or older runners. Children 5 years old and under are welcome to participate with their parents for FREE!


The tossing of color does not hurt in any way. The color is a very fine cornstarch powder that will simply be scooped out of a large bucket and tossed. We don’t use paint guns or anything that could bruise.


To keep the color from getting in your eyes or mouth, follow these tips. The colors are 99% food-grade cornstarch, 1 % natural colorant and are 100% natural and safe. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes. You may want to wear glasses or goggles as you run and a bandana or dust mask for your mouth. This is especially recommended for our younger runners/walkers who won’t know to close their mouths near a color station.


The color does mostly washy out after the event, but some of it can stain. As with anything, the sooner you wash it the better. We suggest you wear items that you wouldn’t mind getting the color on.


If you would like to preserve the color in your running shirt, spray it with vinegar and iron it before you wash it.


If you want to avoid getting the color in your car, we recommend bringing some towels to place on your car seat.


If you want to take photos while running through the color, we recommend covering cameras/phones with clear plastic. We will have an event photographer on hand but we know people love to take their own candid shots. Please know we are not responsible for any lost or damaged items.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION  –  Pre-registration closes April 18 at 11:59pm

The Do or Dye 5K Fun Run/Walk is a rain or shine event. Registration fees are considered donations to the Mount Olive Recreation Department and are not refundable or transferable.

  • To register online with a Credit Card click here.

Athlete packets will be sent VIA EMAIL on APRIL 20 to all pre-registrants. It will also be posted on our website and on our Facebook page.


ADULTS (14 years +) – Free Do or Dye T-shirt if you register by April 5

Register EARLY to guarantee yourself a t-shirt!

Register by March 22nd                   $20 per person

Register by April 18                         $25 per person

On Site Registration                        $30 per person

To register online with a Credit Card click here.

KIDS   (6 years – 13 years) – Free Do or Dye T-shirt if you register by April 5

Register EARLY to guarantee yourself a t-shirt!

Register by March 22                      $15 per person

Register by April 18                         $20 per person

On Site Registration                        $25 per person

To register online with a Credit Card click here.

Kids   (5 years & under) – No t-shirts

No registration required FREE! with a paying Adult registration


Registration will open at 8:30am and will close at 9:30am!! Please show up early if you intend to register onsite.



Participants will receive a custom white Do or Dye Fun Run/Walk  t-shirt (requires registration by April 5!!), a small bag of colored powder, race bib with number, and entry to the post race Color Party!



Saturday, April 22 – Turkey Brook Park, 30 Flanders Road, Budd Lake, NJ 07828


8:30am               Registration Opens

9:30am                ALL REGISTRATION CLOSES!! You MUST be on line before 9:30am to participate

10:00am              Color Fun Run 5K Begins!

10:30am              Color Party Begins!



There will be a halfway water stop along the 5K course. Additional water stop will be provided at the finish line.



At the Color Party you and your spectator friends are welcome to throw the color packet you were given at check-in along with any additional you purchased for a colorifically awesome time! We’ll have a DJ keeping things lively, vendors to visit and food for purchase.




We encourage friends & family to come and cheer on their favorite participants! We will have additional color packets available for purchase on a first come, first served basis for any spectator wishing to get in on the fun!



Turkey Brook Park

30 Flanders Road, Budd Lake, NJ 07828


PARKING – If you plan to leave before the race ends or arrive after 9:30am you will be required to park at Chester M. Stephens School, 99 Sunset Drive and walk into Turkey Brook Park using the path. There will be NO CARS allowed into Turkey Brook Park beginning at 9:30am




Mount Olive Recreation events are always successful due to the fabulous volunteers we are able to recruit. This event is no different and we are in need of your assistance. To volunteer on event day, and earn a Mount Olive Recreation t-shirt, please email us (








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