Join us Saturday, July 1 for Stars, Stripes and Splatter, a 5k Color Race! This is a color run style event with color stations featuring patriotic colors.
The 3.1 mile course will start at Jazz Live Field on the grounds of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa and loop back to the start area, with portions of the race running on Lautner road.
The race will be followed by an after party with refreshments, an inflatable obstacle course, color toss and a spray down area.
Beer from Short's Brewing company will be available for sale following the race. Must be 21. Must provide photo ID.
We are pleased to announce that in 2017 we will partner with Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region! In 2017 Habitat-GTR is building a home for a local veteran and we hope to support this project and other local Habitat-GTR efforts through volunteer partnerships as well as by helping to grow donations and interest. Read more about Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region here.
Of course you need a sparkling white t-shirt to get blasted with color!
Keep the sun and colors out of your eyes in style.
Get your red, white and blue on as you run this 5k on the weekend before Independence Day.
10:00 AM on Saturday, July 1st, 2017
Children 12 and under are free with adult entry. Children must preregister for complimentary entry.
$30 November 21, 2016 -May 31, 2017
$35 June - June 30, 2017
$40 July 1- If spaces remain
Entrance fee includes race registration, cotton T-shirt, sunglasses and patriotic swag. Register by June 20 to ensure that you receive a shirt.
A prize will be awarded for the Best Dressed Runner as well as the Fastest Male and Female Runners.
June 30, 5:00-7:00pm at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa- Grand Lobby
July 1, 9:00-9:30am at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa- Plaza Tent
9:00-9:30am Day of Registration (if available) Grand Traverse Resort and Spa- Plaza Tent
10:00am Race Start
11:00am Group Color Toss- Jazz Live Field
Post-race - 12:00pm After party- Jazz Live Field
Day of registration is contingent on race packet availability.
The race will be starting at the white tent on the resort property.
The 5k boundaries will be marked with flags to show runners where to go.
Along the path, there will be 6 stations where the patrons will be getting splattered with patriotic colors. This corn starch is food grade and non-harmful to a person’s skin and we will have a rinsing station for the runners to use after their big finish.
Online registration will end June 30th at 4:00 pm. Patrons may register online here: Byte Events. Onsite registration will be available at packet pick-up June 30 from 5:00-7:00 pm and on the day of the race from 9:00-10:00 am, if spaces remain.
The Stars, Stripes and Splatter registration fee costs $30.00 per person until the end of May and $35 from June - June 30, 2017. Entrance fee includes race registration, cotton T-shirt and patriotic swag.
Unfortunately, we will not be giving refunds if you choose not to run. In severe conditions the race will not continue.
It is a 3.1 mile race that is self-timed. It is child friendly for all ages.
This race is to celebrate Americas Independence! You should wear patriotic clothing to represent the USA! We will have some patriotic accessories at your packet pick up station for you to deck yourself out in red white and blue.
The race is not timed. Although, we will have a race-clock at the start and finish so that runners may see their time.
If you have specific needs please contact the health club desk to make prior arrangements.
Yes, you are more than welcome to take pictures of your patriotic experience. We do recommend using a disposable camera or a protective cover. The resort will also have a professional photographer to capture those awesome moments.
Take the shirt home and spray it with vinegar then iron it. This will preserve the color in the shirt.
Please, no pets allowed during this run.