Nitty Gritty Tye Dye Run



   The Nitty Gritty Tye Dye Run is a 5K fun-run that is going to be held on the Emporia State University's campus on September 24, 2016 at 9am. During this run participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer! The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival,” using more colored powder. This event is ideal for first-time 5k runners/walkers or experienced runners who want to have some fun! 

   Once you have navigated the course, there will be a celebration with a photo booth so that you can get a picture of you and your friends to remember this awesome experience. Even if you aren't participating in the run, you can still come out and enjoy the music and cheer on your friends and family!

The entry fee for the race is ONLY $25 for adults, and $15 for children 12 and under!! All proceeds from the event will go to the “Children’s Champion Network” 

Registration Information

*In order for us to get your shirts printed before the event, online registration will close at midnight, on September 14th, 2016.

Race Information

Wave times: The first wave of runners will start at 8:30 am. We will continue to send runners out on the course every few minutes until completed.

Location: Emporia State University- Plumb Hall

Race Length: 3.2 miles

Day of Race

Check-in

Check-in will open at 8:00am. All individuals must check-in and sign a participant waiver before they begin the race.

T-Shirts 

All participants who register by August 14th, will receive a Nitty Gritty Tie-Dye Run T-shirt.

Tips and Tricks for the Tye Dye Run

Rules & Safety

The following rules and guidelines are intended to help create a fun and safe event for all participants.

Sponsored By: Emporia State University, Union Activities Council, Associated Student Government, Community Hornets & ESU Recreation Services. For additional information about the sponsors click on the logos below.

ESU Student GovernmentUnion Activities CouncilCommunity HornetESU Recreation Services


Nitty Gritty Series

Nitty Gritty Dirt Dash 

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Dash is back for the 4th year! The Dirt Dash will be hosted on April 23rd beginning at 10am on the campus of Emporia State University. The course will run through campus woods, starting and ending at Trusler Sports Complex. The course will contain 15 obstacles that will push your body and test your abilities to climb, crawl and jump! Registration will start the week of March 1st and will be open for race day entries at 9:00 AM on April 23rd.

All proceeds from the event will go towards Emporia Child Care, Big Brother/Big Sisters of the Flint Hills and Camp Alexander 

Registration Info

 *In order for us to get your shirts printed before the event, online registration will close at 5:00 pm, on April 13, 2016.

Race Info

Check-in: Will start at 9am. All teams and individuals must check-in and sign a participant waiver before they begin the race.

Wave times: The first wave of runners will start at 10:00am. We will continue to send runners out on the course until 10:30am. 

Location: Trusler Sports Complex

              701 E 18th Ave

              Emporia, KS 66801

Race Length: 3 miles

Course Map

Rules & Safety

The following rules and guidelines are intended to help create a fun and safe event for all participants.

For more information about the event please contact Whitney Slater at 341-5944.

Sponsored By: Emporia State University, Union Activities Council, Associated Student Government, Community Hornets, & ESU Recreation Services. For additional information about the sponsors click on the logos below.

    ESU LogoASG Logo   UAC Logo  Community Hornets    Rec Corky Logo

2015 Nitty Gritty Dirt Dash
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2015 Nitty Gritty Dirt Dash
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2015 Nitty Gritty Dirt Dash
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2015 Nitty Gritty Dirt Dash
2015 Nitty Gritty Dirt Dash
2015 Nitty Gritty Dirt Dash
2015 Nitty Gritty Dirt Dash
2015 Nitty Gritty Dirt Dash
2015 Nitty Gritty Dirt Dash