Welcome to Stars, Stripes & Splatter

A Color Run That's Fit For The Whole Family

Join us Saturday, June 29, 2019, for Stars, Stripes, and Splatter, a 5k Color Race! This is a color run style event with color stations featuring patriotic colors.

The 3.1 mile course will start at Jazz Live Field on the grounds of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa and loop back to the start area, with portions of the race running on Lautner road.

The race will be followed by an after-party with refreshments, an inflatable obstacle course, color toss and a spray down area.

Beer from Short's Brewing company will be available for sale following the race. Must be 21. Must provide photo ID.

We are pleased to announce that in 2019 we will continue our partnership with Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region! We hope to support local Habitat-GTR efforts through volunteer partnerships as well as by helping to grow donations and interest. Read more about Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region here.

Photo Gallery




Of course you need a sparkling white t-shirt to get blasted with color!



Keep the sun and colors out of your eyes in style.


Patriotic Gear

Get your red, white and blue on as you run this 5k on the weekend before Independence Day.


Short's Brewing Company

Run, Run, Run!

Event Info & Map


Start Time

9:00 AM on Saturday, June 29, 2019

Race Entrance Fee:

Children 12 and under are free with adult entry. Children must preregister for complimentary entry.

$30 January - May, 2019
$35 June - June 28, 2019
$40 Day of Registration if spaces remain


Entrance fee includes race registration, cotton T-shirt, sunglasses and patriotic swag. Register by June 15 to ensure that you receive a shirt.

Race Details

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A prize will be awarded for the Best Dressed Runner as well as the Fastest Male and Female Runners.

Packet Pick-up

June 28, 5:00-7:00pm at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa- Grand Lobby

June 29, 8:00-8:30am at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa- Jazz Live Field

Day of Race

8:00 - 8:30am Day of Registration (if available) Grand Traverse Resort and Spa- Jazz Live Field

9:00am Race Start

10:00am Group Color Toss- Jazz Live Field

Post-race - 11:00am After party- Jazz Live Field

Day of registration is contingent on race packet availability.

Event Notes

  • This is a Fun Run and will not be chip timed.
  • The entire run is on the grounds of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa but this is not a closed course. Headphones are discouraged.
  • No pets please.




The race will be starting at the white tent on the resort property.

The 5k boundaries will be marked with flags to show runners where to go.


WHat am i getting splattered with?

Along the path, there will be 6 stations where the patrons will be getting splattered with patriotic colors. This corn starch is food grade and non-harmful to a person’s skin and we will have a rinsing station for the runners to use after their big finish.


Where Do I Register?

Online registration will end June 28th at 4:00 pm. Patrons may register online here: Byte Events. Onsite registration will be available at packet pick-up June 28 from 5:00-7:00 pm and on the day of the race from 9:00-10:00 am, if spaces remain.


How Much Does It Cost?

The Stars, Stripes and Splatter registration fee costs $25 per person from now through December, $30.00 from January - May and $35 from June - June 28, 2019. Entrance fee includes race registration, cotton T-shirt and patriotic swag.


Will There Be Refunds Due To Weather?

Unfortunately, we will not be giving refunds if you choose not to run. In severe conditions the race will not continue.


What Is Stars, Stripes and Splatter?

It is a 3.1 mile race that is self-timed. It is child friendly for all ages.


What Should I Wear?

This race is to celebrate America's Independence! You should wear patriotic clothing to represent the USA! We will have some patriotic accessories at your packet pick up station for you to deck yourself out in red white and blue.


Is the Race Timed?

The race is not timed. Although, we will have a race-clock at the start and finish so that runners may see their time.


What if I have ADA Needs?

If you have specific needs please contact the health club desk to make prior arrangements.


Can i bring a camera?

Yes, you are more than welcome to take pictures of your patriotic experience. We do recommend using a disposable camera or a protective cover.


How do i get my shirt to stay colored?

Take the shirt home and spray it with vinegar then iron it. This will preserve the color in the shirt.


may i bring my pet?

Please, no pets allowed during this run.

Contact Us



100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard | PO Box 404
Acme, MI 49610-0404

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