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ACTIVE ISLAND TOURS & EVENTS BRINGS The ‘Color Run’ Trend to the Virgin Islands


Un-timed 5K run/Walk featuring ‚ÄúPaint bombing stations‚ÄĚ to be held in St. Thomas on October 19th¬†SAINT THOMAS — On Saturday, October 19, Active Island Tours & Events will host the VI ‚ÄėTil I DYE,¬†the first ‚Äúcolor run‚ÄĚ to hit the Virgin Islands.

The event is intended to promote fitness and physical activity among Virgin Islanders while providing fun and interactive entertainment on a scenic course, culminating with an all-afternoon celebration at Emerald Beach Resort featuring complimentary Absolut cocktails, live music, and great awards and raffle prizes. A portion of ticket sales, as well as 100% of the proceeds from raffle ticket sales, will be donated to the University of the Virgin Islands Athletic Department. 

The 5K (3.1 mi.) course begins at 10:00 a.m. atop the UVI campus, ¬†passes through some UVI pedestrian walkways, and continues onto the road until its conclusion on the beach at Lindbergh Bay. At each kilometer along the way, runners and walkers will be splashed with five different colors of a non-toxic, biodegradable, environmentally friendly cornstarch-based powder. The event was inspired by a recent ‚Äúcolor run‚ÄĚ trend throughout the U.S. with events like ‚ÄúColor Me Rad‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúThe Color Run.‚ÄĚ

All participants will receive a moisture-wicking quality performance shirt while supplies last and a complimentary Absolut vodka drink (for participants who are of legal drinking age) upon crossing the finish line. Participants are strongly encouraged to register by October 4 in order to be guaranteed an event shirt.

Upon crossing the finish line, participants are encouraged to show off their newly colorful selves at the official after party to be held at the Emerald Beach Resort, where they can each enjoy a complimentary Absolut Unique vodka cocktail, live music, delicious food, awards, a raffle, and the beach.

Online pre-registrations is available


Active Island is offering ‚ÄúEarly Bird Registration‚ÄĚ now through September 30 for $39 per ticket. Registrants may use discount code GOTDAWORM when they register online to receive this discount. Regular registration costs $45 per ticket through October 13. ‚ÄúLast Minute Registration‚ÄĚ is $49 per ticket and is in effect from October 14 through event day. Race day registration will be available from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Children are welcome to join in on the fun, and Active Island is offering the following price discounts for families: Children 5 and under are free with one adult registration, and children 15 and under have the option of registering without receiving an event shirt for $25 through Oct. 13 or for $29 Oct, 14-19.

Active Island will donate $1 from each ticket sold to the UVI Athletic Department. Additionally, a raffle will be held at the after party with all proceeds going to the sports program.

A shuttle service will be provided to participants, bringing them from Airport Rd. to the starting line on the morning of the event.

Both runners and walkers are welcome. No experience or athletic ability is needed.

Interested parties can find more information by clicking here.

The event is sponsored by Absolut Vodka, the Emerald Beach Resort, and Heart & Soul Unions.

Active Island is currently seeking other sponsors. For sponsorship information, email info@activeislandvi.com or call 855-RUN-DA-VI (855-786-3284).

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