Welcome to Stars, Stripes & Splatter

A Color Run That's Fit For The Whole Family

Join us Saturday, June 30, 2018, 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 2018 we will continue our partnership with Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region! We hope to support 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.

New for 2018!

We are pleased to welcome Milk Means More to our after-party! Milk Means More will be passing out ice cold chocolate milk to our runners after the race. Low fat chocolate milk:

  • Is a natural source of high quality protein to build lean muscle.
  • Has the right mix of protein and carbs scientifically shown to refuel exhausted muscles and help return to peak potential.
  • Provides fluids and electrolytes – like calcium, potassium,, magnesium and sodium – to rehydrate and help replenish critical nutrients lost in sweat.
  • Finish strong with chocolate milk. To learn more about the science behind the recovery benefits of low fat chocolate milk, visit www.builtwithchocolatemilk.com.

Photo Gallery




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.


Patriotic Gear

Get your red, white and blue on as you run this 5k on the weekend before Independence Day.


Short's Brewing Company

Run, Run, Run!

Event Info & Map


Start Time

10:00 AM on Saturday, June 30, 2018

Race Entrance Fee:

Children 12 and under are free with adult entry. Children must preregister for complimentary entry.

$30 January - May, 2018
$35 June - June 29, 2018
$40 Day of Registration 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.

Race Details

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A prize will be awarded for the Best Dressed Runner as well as the Fastest Male and Female Runners.

Packet Pick-up

June 29, 5:00-7:00pm at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa- Grand Lobby

June 30, 9:00-9:30am at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa- Plaza Tent

Day of Race

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.

Event Notes

  • This is a Fun Run and will not be chip timed.
  • The entire run is on the grounds of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa but this is not a closed course. Headphones are discouraged.
  • No pets please.




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.


WHat am i getting splattered with?

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.


Where Do I Register?

Online registration will end June 29th at 4:00 pm. Patrons may register online here: Byte Events. Onsite registration will be available at packet pick-up June 29 from 5:00-7:00 pm and on the day of the race from 9:00-10:00 am, if spaces remain.


How Much Does It Cost?

The Stars, Stripes and Splatter registration fee costs $25 per person from now through December, $30.00 from January - May and $35 from June - June 29, 2018. Entrance fee includes race registration, cotton T-shirt and patriotic swag.


Will There Be Refunds Due To Weather?

Unfortunately, we will not be giving refunds if you choose not to run. In severe conditions the race will not continue.


What Is Stars, Stripes and Splatter?

It is a 3.1 mile race that is self-timed. It is child friendly for all ages.


What Should I Wear?

This race is to celebrate America's 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.


Is the Race Timed?

The race is not timed. Although, we will have a race-clock at the start and finish so that runners may see their time.


What if I have ADA Needs?

If you have specific needs please contact the health club desk to make prior arrangements.


Can i bring a camera?

Yes, you are more than welcome to take pictures of your patriotic experience. We do recommend using a disposable camera or a protective cover.


How do i get my shirt to stay colored?

Take the shirt home and spray it with vinegar then iron it. This will preserve the color in the shirt.


may i bring my pet?

Please, no pets allowed during this run.

Contact Us



100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard | PO Box 404
Acme, MI 49610-0404

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