Run or Dye, the world’s most colorful 5K, February 8

January 17, 2014
Santa Paula News

What happens when you combine thousands of runners and walkers with a blast of color, a heap of happiness, a pinch of passion and a splash of spontaneity? Say hello to Run or Dye, the world’s most colorful 5K.

On Saturday February 8th, Run or Dye Ventura County will draw thousands of participants to Santa Paula to celebrate the vibrancy of being alive - all while being showered with safe, eco-friendly, plant-based colored powder during a 5K run/walk. Culminating with a “Color Festival” at the end of the race, there will be no shortage of fun - or color - throughout this event located at the Ventura Ranch KOA campground on the Santa Paula-Ojai Road.

WHAT: Run or Dye 

WHERE: Steckel Park  Ranch KOA

WHEN: Saturday, February 8th

SAVINGS: Promo Code “Ventura5K”


A portion of proceeds from the Run or Dye will support a number of local charity partners. “The KOA Care Camp allows children with cancer to enjoy the healing and freedom that comes from attending specialized summer camps, “ explains Scott Cory,  Owner of the Ventura Ranch KOA.  Carla Edwards, Local Event Organizer, adds “The Run or Dye will also help support healthy activities for local children in Santa Paula, Fillmore and Piru through the Boys & Girls Club of the Santa Clara Valley and in Ventura through the Ventura YMCA. With over 4,000 runners already registered, the Run or Dye will help many children through all three charities.”

Jan Marholin of the Boys & Girls Club encourages anyone interested in volunteering to register at the Boys & Girls Club. “Our Club will receive a $50 donation for each volunteer we register. We have about 15 volunteers already registered, and are looking for at least 15 more people to share their Saturday morning to help us fundraise.”

Want to get blasted with color? Register at For more information about Run or Dye, visit

Run or Dye, the world’s most colorful 5K, is a recreational 5K that celebrates fitness, friendship and fun -- all while blasting participants with safe, eco-friendly, plant-based colored powder. A leader in the fitness literacy movement, Run or Dye’s mission is to encourage better health, fitness and nutrition decisions among its participants and supporters. With races planned in more than 50 high-profile venues across the country, it is expected that more than 500,000 people will Run or Dye in 2014. Ready to live life in full color? Learn more at

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