World’s brightest 5K comes to Minot

Give 360 is bringing the world’s brightest 5K to Minot on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Roosevelt Park. The Color Dash 5K is an untimed, family-friendly run/walk that will raise money for planning a children’s museum in Minot.

Participants will experience a colorful, fun mess: Color dashers will start in white t-shirts and get pelted with color explosions as they pass through five different color zones along the Roosevelt Park trail. At the finish, everyone will be covered in a hurricane of colors. With no winners or official times, the Color Dash is perfect for anyone from kids to seniors and first-time runners to seasoned athletes. Post-race activities will include additional color explosions, live music, dance contest, food and more fun activities for participants and spectators.

Go to for more information. Tickets are $40 for individuals, $35 for teams and $80 for families. The event is hosted by Give 360, a giving circle within the Minot Area Community Foundation. Give 360 is is a way to leverage your charitable gifts from other caring individuals and to learn about and support local nonprofits.

In an effort to make a lasting impact on the Minot area, Give 360 has recruited community partners to initiate the planning of construction of a children’s museum in Minot. The children’s museum will be located at the Roosevelt Park Zoo and will feature exhibits based on zoo animals as well as unique features and industries of Western North Dakota. Give 360’s proceeds from the Color Dash will be used to design and fundraise for the children’s museum.

Jill Hambek