Mel Foster’s Color the Quads Registration Opens December 13

Bettendorf, IA – Mel Foster’s Color the Quads 5K and Kids Color Dash will be back in 2014 and registration is opening early to give racers plenty of time to sign up and opportunities to save with early entry.

The Color the Quads 5K will take place Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., Cumberland Square at 2300 Spruce Hills Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa. The 5K early registration fee is $35 and is available for the first 200 registered participants; $40 for participants 201-500; $45 for participants 501-6,000; and $50 for those numbered 6001 and higher. The registration fee includes race entry, t-shirt, Tri-City Electric Co. after-party admission and swag bag. Registration opens on Friday, December 13 at

The Eye Surgeons Associates Kids Color Dash cost is $20. This 400-yard dash and one mile fun run is at 11:00 a.m. on May 31, 2014 at the Middle Park Band Shell in Bettendorf. There will be a kids’ after party with food and fun for all the kids participating in the kid’s color dash to enjoy.

Color the Quads is a unique race that allows runners and walkers to get blasted with bursts of color powder on the course. Last year’s Color the Quads sold out with 3,300 racers and the field has been expanded for 2014 to raise more money for local charities.

The 2014 Color the Quads event benefits three local organizations, Child Abuse Council, the local chapter of March of Dimes – Mississippi Valley Division and Rick’s House of Hope. The event brings colorful happiness to our community AND helps out local charities.

Mel Foster Co. is the presenting sponsor. The event’s color explosion sponsors include Gomez May LLC, Orthopaedic Specialists, Smart Toyota of Quad Cities, and Vollertsen, Britt & Gorsline P.C.  Color Burst sponsors include Active Endeavors, Hawkeye Paving, KISS FM, Pear Advertising, Quad City Times, Radon Solutions, Terrostar Interactive Media, and TMI Total Maintenance Inc.  The after party is sponsored by Tri-City Electric Co. and the Kid’s Color Dash is sponsored by Eye Surgeons Associates.  The race is still seeking sponsors to help make this race possible.

For more information, to sign up, to volunteer, or to become a sponsor, visit



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