Splash of Color 5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Family Fun Walk
for St. Vincent Early Learning Center
Register today for this event along the Pigeon Creek Greenway
starting/ending at Garvin Park.
On Saturday, June 3, 2023, St. Vincent will host its first 5K Fun (timed) Run & Walk and a 1-mile Family Fun Walk.
You are invited to join Ascension St. Vincent Evansville, our title sponsor this year, and support this event as a sponsor (invitation & information here), a participant (inviting your family, friends, and co-workers), and/or a volunteer. Act now! The print deadline for banners, signs, and t-shirts is Friday, May 12, 2023. Thank you!
Together, we ensure excellence in early childhood education and care is always available for everyone.
New Program Partner: Evansville Trails Coalition
Nature Exploration is an educational pillar at St. Vincent, and thanks to your support for this event, we will be able to add new “Trails on a Smaller Scale” programming for toddlers and preschoolers throughout the year.
Registration and Fee(s)
All registrations will be through RunSignup. Go HERE (link) or click the image below.
To sign up, it is $30 before April 14, 2023, $35 until June 2, 2023, and $40 on the event day. All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. All 5K registrations must be in by 7:45 am. A paper form for checks/cash will be available on the event day.
1-Mile Family Fun Walk
To sign up, it is $15 before April 14, 2023, $20 until June 2, 2023, and $25 on the event day. This registration fee is for a Family of up to 5 people. All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. Family Walk registrations must be in by 8:45 am. A paper form for checks/cash will be available on the event day.
All registrations for the 5K Race/Walk will receive a short-sleeved t-shirt!
5K Run registrations on or before May 12, 2023, will be guaranteed a T-shirt. After that date, shirts and sizes are not guaranteed to be available on the event day.
All registrations for the 1-Mile Family Fun Walk can purchase a short-sleeved t-shirt(s)!
1-mile registrations on or before May 12, 2023, can purchase a T-shirt(s). After that date, shirts and sizes are not guaranteed to be on sale/available on the event day. A white or light color T-shirt is recommended if you want to experience the “splash of color” feature of the event.
As a fun part of this event, participants can experience being splashed with color. If you do not want to be “splashed,” then you can avoid (most of) it by staying to one side of the course. Our first event may not quite be like the full The Color RunTM experience, but we do plan on having color fun as part of the 1-Mile Family Fun Walk! The amount and degree to which we are able to have fun with color as part of the 5K Run/Walk depend on sponsors and the success of the event. The color dust is non-toxic, biodegradable, and not harmful to wildlife or vegetation. That said, this event will use a minimal amount of color in order to maintain a low environmental impact. After the event is over, leaf blowers will be used to help disperse any excess color dust off of walkways to help prevent it from being tracked into buildings/around the park. A nice rain will wash everything away.
- The 5K Timed Race begins at 8:00 am (CST)
- The 5K Walk begins (approximately) at 8:05 am (CST)
- The 1-Mile Children & Family Walk begins at 9:00 am (CST)
Can I Walk the Race?
Yes! You may run or walk this 5K race, but we ask that you keep pace to complete it within an hour. Only runners will be awarded.
Awards will be given to 5K runners who run and finish the top two of their age brackets, listed below.
- Ages 13-18
- Ages 19-29
- Ages 30-39
- Ages 40-49
- Ages 50-59
- Ages 60-69
- Ages 70+
There will be an Overall Female and Overall Male run award given as well. The awards presentation will be around 9:30 am CST.
There are no age groups for those who register for the 1-mile Children and Family Walk portion of Splash of Color; however, for participants ages 0 – 12, there will be a fun, small award available (while supplies last).
Please check in at the registration tables prior to the start times. The registration table will be located near the race start area. Check-in will begin at 6:45 am (CDT). All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Proceeds from Splash of Color will help underwrite the amazing early childhood education and care programs and services that start all children on a pathway to lifetime success provided every day at St. Vincent as well as new nature exploration programming.
Packet pickup is at St. Vincent Early Learning Center (SVELC) Thursday, June 1, or Friday, June 2, from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm (CDT). Packets will also be available at Garvin Park near the registration table on event day from 6:45- 7:45 am (CDT). They will not be mailed to you.
Volunteer Sign Up
We will need many volunteers to help prepare for the race (packets) and host the event on June 3, 2023 – registration table, chute directors, water handout, color throwers, clean up, etc. You can participate in the event and volunteer. Sign up and we will contact you with details. Thank you!
Date & Location
- The Splash of Color 5K and 1-Mile will start Saturday morning, June 3, 2023, at 8:00 am at Garvin Park (1600 N Main St. Evansville, IN 47710).
- The Race will start on Bob Griese Pass near where N. Main Street ends and goes east.
- The course turns left onto Reis Ave and goes around the lake toward Pigeon Creek heading west.
- Crossing over Richardt Ave onto the Greenway heading north and under highway 66 (the approx.1/2 mile turn around for the Family Walk)
- Staying on the Pigeon Creek Greenway until the turn around right before Stringtown Road, then return back the same way.
The race will be officially timed by “To the Finish.” Results will be posted at www.tothefinishtiming.com.
In case of inclement weather, the decision to have the race or not will be determined upon event day. There will be no refunds, but the purchased race shirts will be available for pickup at SVELC at a later date. Information will be further provided at that time.
Strollers? Dogs? Etc.?
Strollers may be used in the 5K Walk or 1-Mile Family Walk, but in the event of inclement weather, please use caution to keep any children safe. While dogs are allowed in Garvin Park, dogs, cats, lions, tigers, and bears (any pets), as well as skates, skateboards, and scooters are not allowed in any of the races.
Sponsorship and Other Information
Corporate sponsorship (invitation & information here) questions should be directed to Jason Emmerson, Director of Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org and Splash of Color questions should be directed to Anita Hagan, our Volunteer Race Director, at email@example.com.
Special thanks to the Evansville Department of Parks & Recreation, Evansville Trails Coalition, RunSignUp, To The Finish, and Tri-State Trophies for their support and guidance to help make this event a success.