Mel Foster Co. Color the Quads 5K to Cap Race

Early registration activity for Color the Quads 5K Run has resulted in the need to cap the participant field.  In just one month since the race was announced, over 1,500 participants have signed up for this unique charity run to be held June 1.  Runners and walkers are encouraged to register today to ensure participation in the event.

Mel Foster Co., the presenting sponsor for Color the Quads 5K and Kid’s Color Dash, along with SPJ Consulting led by Sarah Johnson, are thrilled with the response so far.  “We have received a tremendous amount of support from the community for this first-time event, and feel it’s necessary to cap the race,” says Lynsey Engels, General Manager Real Estate Division at Mel Foster Co.  She added, “We want the participants to have a positive experience in every aspect of the race from registration to the post-race Tri-City Electric Co. After-Party.  We have a great crew of volunteers ready for the event and made the decision to cap the number of racers to be sure we are able to put on a well-organized and executed community charity event.”

The Color the Quads 5K will take place Saturday, June 1 at 4:00 p.m., Cumberland Square at 2300 Spruce Hills Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa.  The 5K registration fee is $35 until April 1 and $40 until May 27.  The fee includes race entry, t-shirt and swag bag.  The majority of early registrants are from Iowa, Illinois and surrounding states, but runners from as far away as Tennessee and Arizona have registered.

The Kids Color Dash cost is $15 until April 1 and $20 until May 27.  Kids Color Dash starts at 8:00 a.m. on June 1.  During the 5K and Kids Color Dash, runners and walkers will get blasted with bursts of safe color powder on the course.  All race participants are invited to attend the colorful Tri-City Electric Co. After-Party.

The 2013 Color the Quads event benefits two local organizations, the YMCA Youth Solutions and Camp Abe Lincoln and the Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities.  The event brings colorful happiness to our community AND helps out local charities.

The event’s After-Party sponsor is Tri-City Electric, Color Explosion and Color Burst sponsors include Mel Foster Co., Gomez – May LLP, Orthopaedic Specialists, Pear Advertising, Terrostar, Valley Bank, Vollertsen, Britt & Gorsline P.C., Radon Solutions, Hawkeye Paving, Quad City Times, TMI – Total Maintenance Inc. and Build to Suit.

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


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