Color Dash for Hope

August 3, 2024

Location: ACE Adventure Resort


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Get Colorful!

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 will get you covered from head to toe in all the colors of the rainbow. Along the course racers are doused from head to toe in a different colored powder. Participants wear white at the starting line and finish the race plastered in color. Prizes will be awarded for top finishers and all racers will get a goodie bag including your official white Color Dash for Hope t-shirt. Stick around after the run for a free burrito buffet for all participants. Plus waterpark fun and live music at The Lost Paddle that evening.

Registration Cost – $55
Day of Registration Cost – $65


Event Pricing

Color Dash Registration

Includes registration for the Color Dash for Hope, event t-shirt (if registered before 6/31/24), medal @ the finish line, burrito buffet after the run and FREE camping Saturday night at ACE Adventure Resort.



Day of Registration


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Event Schedule

Saturday, August 3, 2024

8:00 am

Check-in/Late Registration

10:00 am

Race Start

11:00 am

Burrito Buffet

12:00 pm

Awards Ceremony

8:00 pm

Live Music with Jeremy Short

Course Information

This 5K route is perfect for anyone who wants to get out and participate. The first half of the course follows a level gravel road to ACE’s Concho Overlook of the New River Gorge. Enjoy the view and get a splash of water at the aid station. Then make your way back to the finish via an relatively flat easy trail. Finish the course decorated in color from head to toe!



Prizes & Free Stuff

Look at everything you get with race registration! 

  • Color Dash for Hope race medal at the finish line
  • Free white Color Dash for Hope race shirt
  • Burrito buffet after the run.
  • Shower houses and changing rooms to get clean after the run
  • Live entertainment at The Lost Paddle Bar and Grill
  • Prizes for top finishers
  • Free camping Saturday night.
  • Free Parking


Jeremy Short Live @ The Lost Paddle

Stick around after the run and jam with Jeremy Short on the deck of The Lost Paddle. This is a FREE SHOW from 8-11pm outside on the covered deck.

Jeremy Short – With an orange mustache, golden voice and cherry red Gibson ES-335, National Touring Act and Appalachian Space Funk artist, Jeremy Short has quickly risen to the top shelf of must-hear players on the scene. Short has been touring, singing and playing his guitar for nearly 20 years. Having shared the stage with many notable acts (Tyler Childers, Kingfish, Marcus King, Taj Mahal, Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band), and notched his belt with festivals like Bonnaroo, Floydfest, Mountain Music Festival, Master Musicians Festival, & Healing Appalachia, the future for Short is looking bright.


Hope in the Hills

Hope in the Hills, Inc. is a non-profit organizations whose mission is to produce 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.


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