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Royal Run 5k

Date Saturday, May 2, 2015
9:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Location The run starts and ends at Royal Stadium
Instructions for GuestsGet directions and maps to Bethel University.
CostCost is $15 per person and includes a $5 donation to the Royal Legacy Scholarship, a Royal Run T-shirt, color packet, and sunglasses.
RegistrationOnline registration has closed. To register on race day, please arrive at Royal Stadium before 8:45 a.m.
SponsorsRoyal Legacy

Event Description

The Royal Run 5k is for Bethel students and alumni, first-time participants and seasoned runners - anyone looking to give back by enjoying the most vibrant run on campus! You'll be splattered with Royal colors as you navigate the course and find your way to the finish line.

Watch video highlights of last year's Royal Run!

Registration includes: a Royal Run T-shirt to cover in (washable) color powder, a packet of color, a pair of sunglasses, and a gift to the Royal Legacy Scholarship- an endowed Scholarship funded by gifts from Bethel University students and alumni and awarded to an incoming student every year.

Help provide for future Bethel students while showing your Royal pride and painting the campus blue and gold!


Is The Royal Run timed? The Royal Run is not an officially timed race, but we will have a clock at the finish line for you to check your pace at the end of the run.

Will the color ruin my clothes or shoes? The color will wash out from clothes if you prefer not to keep it as a permanent badge of honor. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it the better but we suggest wearing items that you wouldn’t mind getting colorful (like your new, Royal Run T-shirt). If you'd like to preserve the color in your running shirt, spray it with vinegar and iron it. If you wash your shirt the color will eventually come out.

Are there refunds? Unfortunately, we won't be able to issue refunds due to the nature of registration. If for some reason you can’t make it to the race on May 2, we'll still be able to get you your registration packet to you after the event. Email erin-vansickle@bethel.edu if you've registered but your plans have changed.

Will the race be canceled if it rains? We'll be running rain or shine. After all, a little drizzle never stops a Royal! In the event of severe weather warnings, stay close to your email for updates.

Could I be allergic to the color powder? The main ingredient in the color powder is cornstarch, so if you have a corn allergy, please contact us to determine if you might be in danger of an adverse reaction.

Can I register my child and bring them in a stroller? We’d love for you to bring your entire family to the event! However, there may be a couple of things to consider before you decide to run with your tyke:

The course starts on the football field, which is not paved if you are looking to bring a stroller, but the rest of the run is continued on path, roads, and sidewalks. Also, you may want to consider additional protection to keep the powder out of your child’s eyes/face (and our color volunteers will be careful about this too)! To ensure children have the most fun with their color and remain safe, they must not be left unattended during any part of the event.


Due to the nature of registration, refunds will not be issued. See FAQ section for more details.


Contact Erin Van Sickle, Student Alumni Programming Coordinator, at 651.635.8057 or erin-vansickle@bethel.edu.