Get Blasted with Colour at the Third Annual Algoma U Colour Dash!


Get blasted with colour on Saturday, October 17th at 9:30am! As part of Algoma University’s annual Homecoming celebrations, the University will be hosting the 3rd annual Algoma U Colour Dash in support of the Algoma Residential Community Hospice (ARCH) and Algoma University Thunderbirds Varsity Student-Athletic Awards.

Students, alumni, and the general public can get blasted with coloured dye in the annual spirited fun-run. The 2.5- or 5-kilometre event around campus allows community members to get out, get active, and have fun, all while helping build a stronger community for everyone to enjoy.

Runners of all skill levels are invited to participate. Remember, the goal is to have fun with family and friends. Last year, over 200 community members participated.

Registration for Algoma University and Algoma district students of all ages is $15.00. Adults pay $20.00. Or, participants can raise a minimum of $50.00 in pledges. Pledge forms can be found online. Participants are strongly encouraged to register online in advance at Souvenir colour dash t-shirts will be available to the first 200 adults and the first 50 children registered.

Dash Day packages for those who have pre-registered will be available for pick-up at the Station Mall (293 Bay Street) outside of The Shoes Fits on Friday, October 16th between 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

Participants can also register between 8:00am and 9:00am on the day of the event.
For more information about the Algoma U Colour Dash, please contact Colour Dash Co-Chair Meaghan Kent at 705-949-2301, Ext. 4121 or email [email protected]
The 50th anniversary Homecoming celebrations kick-off on Thursday, October 15th and run until Saturday, October 17th. For a complete listing of Homecoming celebrations, please visit