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Get colorful for a great cause this August and support Hope in the Hills in their fight to end Opiate addiction. This 5K timed run on Saturday, August 5th will get you covered from head to toe in all the colors of the rainbow. ACE Adventure Resort is excited to bring this brand new event to the New River Gorge in West Virginia this summer. Get your team together and sign up now for our first ever Color Dash for Hope.

Get Colorful in The New River Gorge

Have you ever done a color run? These events are super fun and anyone is able to participate! We’ve designed a 5K (3.1 mile) course utilizing roads and trails at ACE Adventure Resort. Along the way racers are covered from head to toe with a colored powder. Racers will get a goodie bag including your official white Color Dash for Hope t-shirt that we encourage you to wear during the run as you get doused with color.  Prizes will be awarded for top finishers and everyone who crosses the finish line will get a Color Dash for Hope medal.

Spend the Whole Day at ACE

Stick around after the run for a fun day at ACE Adventure Resort. All participants get a free burrito buffet after the run. Plus the Adventure Waterpark is the perfect way to spend an August afternoon. The Lost Paddle has food and tasty drinks all day and there will be live music that evening outside on the deck. ACE also has camping and cabins available if you are looking to make it a weekend.

Hope in the Hills

The Color Dash for Hope will benefit Hope in the Hills in their mission to end opiate addiction. This non-profit organization produces events that help connect and grow communities of recovery and healing in Appalachia, raising funds and awareness to combat opioid addiction through a wide array of projects and programs from youth prevention, healthy lifestyles and wellness to recovery houses and recovery to work. Their events, such as, Healing Appalachia have raised over one million dollars towards their effort and positively affected communities here in West Virginia.

Sign Up Today

Get signed up today to take part in the Color Dash for Hope on August 5th at ACE Adventure Resort in Oak Hill, WV. This is going to be a super fun day with tons of color powder flying through the air. Get a team together and run together, seeing who is the most colorful of the bunch! Stay tuned for more updates including a course map, music announcements, special deals and more. We hope to see you on the course to support Hope in the Hills this summer.

Chris Colin author at aceraft.com
BY Chris Colin

Chris Colin is a raft guide, whitewater kayaker, active caver, and as Special Events Coordinator at ACE he manages, promotes, and executes special events like the Mountain Music Festival.