Color Me Green 5k Trail Run Scheduled at US National Whitewater Center

Photo Credit: USNWC

Green clouds, green water, and green clothes

The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) invites you to take part in the Color Me Green 5K Trail Run, scheduled to proceed rain or shine on the Saturday before St Patrick's Day, March 13th, 2021. Prepare to dodge or score as much or as little green powder at this 5K trail run and snag an award if you finish as the cleanest or greenest racer. Leprechaun sightings are always possible.

The race will start at 8 am and racers may enter the course at any time during this time window and must finish by 12:00 pm. Racers are encouraged to bring enough hydration and fuel for pre-race, during race and post-race. All guests are required to pay a $6 parking fee at the Whitewater Center unless they have an annual parking pass.

Beautiful Mount Holly

After the race hit Mount Holly

Extend the fun and make it a day! After the race head into Mount Holly, only a short drive, and grab lunch in town at JackBeagle's or grab a sweet treat at Queen Bee Bakery (open until 3pm) or a beer at The Summit Beer Shop.

Jekyl and Hyde one of three locations on the Ridgeline Craft Beverage Trail located in Belmont

Make it a Day

Turn the race into an all day adventure by hoping on the Ridgeline Craft Beverage Trail and spend the day sipping the area's finest hand made craft beverages. Please do your research, some of the locations along the trail require reservations due to COVID.

Out of Town Visitors

Welcome out of town visitors. If you are looking for a place to stay we have two brand new hotels located just off I-85 and close to the Whitewater Center. Fairfield Inn & Suites is located along Hwy 273 in Mount Holly and Home2 Suites is also close by in Belmont.


Competitive Division – Overall top 5 male and female finishers 

Recreational Division – Overall top 3 male and female finishers; cleanest and greenest 


  • Saturday March 13th, 2021

  • Time: 8 am-12 pm

  • Distance 5K (Competitive/Recreational) 


Last day to pre-register is March 11th

  • Competitive – $37 

  • Recreational – $35 

Day-of Registration

  • Competitive  – $45 

  • Recreational – $42 


If you are interested in volunteering for this event contact the Race Director at


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