Get involved — either as a runner or a volunteer

Sign up to run: To register for the Run or Dye race or to learn more about it, go to

Lend a hand: If you're looking to help out, the race needs volunteers. Go to to sign up. Enter BBBSSJC for the nonprofit ID code.

What to wear: If you're participating in the race, wear something that light-colored, white or light gray to show off all of your colors and add some accent colors and accessories. People are also encouraged to come in costume.

Who can sign up: Anyone and everyone should sign up, Run or Dye organizers say. The event is designed as a fun run and is not a timed event. You can walk, jog or run your way through the colorful finish line.

FARMINGTON — A colorful 5K race is heading to Farmington's McGee Park on March 29.

Throughout the Run or Dye race, runners are showered in eco-friendly, plant-based powdered dye at every kilometer. As runners cross the finish line, they must wind through a color storm.

Run or Dye hosts the colorful races in cities throughout the country, and, in each community, the organization works with nonprofits in the area.

In Farmington, the organization partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Juan County, which pairs children with volunteer mentors.

As a charity partner, the organization must have 25 volunteers the day before the race and 100 on race day. Run or Dye then donates $50 per volunteer to the local organization.

Danielle Todacheene, a development specialist for Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Juan County, said this race is the first of its kind for the Four Corners.

"We are always trying to support staying active and encourage our youth to stay active," Todacheene said. "Run or Dye is about getting out there and being healthy for and with our kids."

Kehli Phelps, of Aztec, said she has always thought runs like the Run or Dye looked fun. And she said she was excited to participate in something locally. She is running the race with a group of friends for her 40th birthday.

"Being able to run the race with friends and family is going to be the most fun," Phelps said.