Sign up for Natchez Color Dash

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 21, 2016

Looking for a fun family event in Natchez? What about a unique way to gather a group of friends this spring? On May 14, Natchez will host its first ever Color Dash. Color Dash is a 5K fun run that will be held throughout the streets of downtown Natchez. But what makes this different from a regular 5K? By the end of the fun run, you will be covered in all kinds of colors!

Natchez Young Professionals and Leadership Natchez, both parts of the Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce, have joined together to bring you this amazing event! A Natchez Tricentennial sanctioned event, the Color Dash will be one of the most unique things to happen this year! If you are looking for a family-friendly event in Natchez that will be fun and healthy, then the Color Dash is the thing for you!

So how does it work? You start the dash, or walk if that is more your speed, by wearing white (a white t-shirt is included in your registration package). Then, as you proceed through the course, you are splashed with either blue, green, yellow, orange or pink powdery-goodness that is 100-percent non-toxic, food-grade cornstarch and coloring!

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The race will end inside of River Stock, the outdoor concert held on the Esplanade at the corner of Broadway and High streets overlooking the Mississippi River. The race will conclude with a Color Explosion just in time for the first band to begin River Stock!

Signing up is easy! Either go to the event on Facebook titled “The Color Dash — Natchez, MS” and click on the link or go to and search for Natchez in locations. The cost to enter the Color Dash begins at $40 with packages available for families, and children under 5 are free!

River Stock has been awesome enough to include a pass into River Stock upon registration which you will receive in your pre-race packet! Plus, if you register before April 1, your name will go into a drawing for a $200 gift card!

Need another reason to participate? Part of the proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity and the school with the largest amount of participation in the area will win $500! Two incredible ways to give back to our community!

Be sure to sign up soon because we need to have 350 people signed up two weeks before the race to ensure it will happen!

A fun run full of color, a day full of music, and an event that is all Natchez — Come for the color; stay for the party!


Lauren Burns is an officer in Natchez Young Professionals and the Leadership Natchez Class of 2016.