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, more than 1,500 participants have signed up for the June 1 charity run. Runners and walkers are asked to register immediately to ensure a spot.

The Color the Quads 5K will take place at 4 p.m. June 1 at Cumberland Square, 2300 Spruce Hills Drive, Bettendorf. 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 9 a.m. 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.

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Mel Foster Co. is the presenting sponsor for Color the Quads 5K and Kid’s Color Dash, along with SPJ Consulting.

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 colorthequads.com.

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