Get your running shoes on because the Color Dash is coming to the 109.
The world’s brightest 5K debuts March 22 in Fort Worth beginning at Saint Andrew Catholic Church, according to the Color Dash brochure, where anyone is welcome to run, walk, crawl, or be pushed in a wheel chair three miles as an individual or with a team.
The race is not about who comes in first or who has the fastest time, but according to the Color Dash website, about experiencing what life brings us—joy and happiness.
Participants will begin the race in a white T-shirt in order for them to see the highest and brightest effect. During the Dash, at each kilometer, a color explosion of blue, green, pink, yellow and orange will be sprayed onto the participant’s not-so-snowy-white-anymore T-shirt.
The color used is non-toxic, non-irritating, food-grade colored cornstarch, according to the Color Dash website.
Hamid Torabpour, creator of the Color Dash, wanted the organization to be about giving back to the community and came up with the idea that for every registration, the Color Dash would give 50 percent to its partner with whom they are paired for the 5K run.
“We are one of the most charitable organizations out there,” he said.
Saint Andrew Catholic Church, located at 3314 Dryden Road in the 109, will receive 50 percent of each registration from this 5K, which will benefit their school’s athletic department and equipment.
Shannon King, Saint Andrew physical education director and coach, said she is excited about the opportunity and hopes to be able to buy two ultimate scooter packs that multiple people can ride on. King said she had these at the school she previously taught at, and it "changed her world.”
King also said the faith-based community is thankful for the opportunity to work together as a community and give back.
To register, visit http://www.thecolordash5k.com/color-dash-5k.html and click Fort Worth where you will be directed to pay online. Cost varies depending on which package is purchased.
Day-before packet pick-up and registration will be held 2:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 21 at St. Andrew Catholic School.