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

Nitty Gritty Tie Dye Run

The Nitty Gritty Series is back for the 7th Annual Tie Dye Run that will take place on ESU Family Weekend, September 21st! The proceeds for this year's run will go to Kansas Big Brother Big Sisters, Camp Alexander & Emporia Childcare.  The festivities for this year's event include the Tie Dye Run, Zumba & Yoga, Yard Games, Discounted Tickets to the Watering Hole & the ESU vs. Nebraska Kearney Football game as well as the beloved Color Party! During this run, participants are doused from head to toe in different colors! The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Party,” using more colored powder. Participants that purchase the All-Inclusive Pass will have access to the Watering Hole, 2 drink tickets and tailgate lunch served prior to the football game. This event is ideal for first-time 5k runners/walkers or experienced runners who want to have some fun! 

Event and registration information can be found below! 

Registration Information

*In order for us to get your shirts printed before the event, online registration will close at midnight, on September 18th, 2019.

2019 Tie Dye Run Information

Date: September 21st

Time: Check-In Begins at 9:00AM

Location: Emporia State University -- Student Recreation Center

Distance: 3.2 Miles

Event Schedule

9:00AM – Check-In

9:30AM – Start Time -- Wave times: The first wave of runners will start at 9:30 am.

10AM – Projected Final Heat

10AM – 11:00AM Yard Games, Music, Yoga

10:45AM -- Color Party (Student Recreation Center)

11AM - Hornet Walk & Social Hour (Watering Hole)

12AM - Watering Hole Opens

2PM - ESU Football vs. Neb. Kearney

Tips and Tricks for the Tie Dye Run

Rules & Safety

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

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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.

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Dash 

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Dash is back for the 7th year! The Dirt Dash will be hosted on April 13th beginning at 9AM on the campus of Emporia State University. The course will start and end 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 February 25th and will be open for race day entries at 8:30AM on April 13th.

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 on April 3, 2019.

Race Info

Check-in: Will start at 8:30am. 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 9:00AM. We will continue to send runners out on the course until 9:30AM. 

Location: Trusler Sports Complex

              701 E 18th Ave

              Emporia, KS 66801

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 Daniel Fragel 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.

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