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Stampede for Student Success Color Run

Sat September 21, 2024 Dallas, NC 28034 US Directions


5K (no additional fees)

$35 9:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Registration ends September 16, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

2K (no additional fees)

$20 9:15AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Registration ends September 16, 2024 at 11:59am EDT


Gaston College - Dallas Campus
201 Highway 321 South
Dallas, NC US 28034


Get ready for the 4th Annual Gaston College Stampede for Student Success! This year, we're excited to celebrate Gaston College's 60th anniversary by transforming our event into a vibrant color run like never before. Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of hues as you dash through our campus, supporting student achievement every step of the way. This event promises fun and community spirit for all ages and abilities. Sign up now to celebrate Gaston College's legacy.

Student Impact

Gaston College students appreciate the generosity of donors who help them as they work toward their goals. One student scholar recently said, “The financial assistance provided to me by the Gaston College Foundation helped me during a severe and overwhelming time when I thought I was going to give up. I am very proud to be a Gaston College student!”

Race Day Schedule

The 5k Run and 2K Walk will start and finish at Wyss Tower.

  • 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM: Race Day Packet Pick up (Wyss Tower)
  • 8:30 AM: Announcements
  • 8:45 AM: Warmup (Provided by Gaston College Students)
  • 9:00 AM: 5K Run Start
  • 9:15 AM: 2K Walk Start 
  • 10:15 AM: Awards

Packet Pick-Up

Early Pick-up – Thursday, September 19, 2024; Noon - 5:00 PM

Bank OZK

529 S New Hope Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054

Race Day – Saturday, September 21, 2024; 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM

Gaston College – Wyss Tower

(View Course Map Below)

Race Day Registration

Late registration will be offered on race day between 7:30 - 8:15 AM. Credit/Debit card transactions will be the only method of payment that will be accepted.


Every participant who registered by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, August 25, 2024, will receive a race day t-shirt. Shirts may not be exchanged for different sizes. Any t-shirts not picked up by race day will be available in the Beam Administration Building on the Dallas campus until September 28, 2024, at 5 PM. Any remaining shirts will be donated after this date. 

Awards (5K Only)

We will award the top male and female overall winners.

We will then award the top three finishers for both males and females in each of the following age categories:

  • 12 and Under
  • 13 - 18
  • 19 - 24
  • 25 - 29
  • 30 - 34
  • 35 - 39
  • 40 - 44
  • 45 - 49
  • 50 - 54
  • 55 - 59
  • 60 - 64
  • 65 - 69
  • 70 and up

*Overall winners are not eligible to win in their age category


Race personnel will direct you to an available parking lot. The entrance to Gaston College and parking lots will Close at 8:45 AM. (View Course Map)

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Races are held, rain or shine, unless Gaston College determines that conditions are too dangerous. This decision could be made a few days prior or a few hours before the race begins. Gaston College will determine a makeup date if availability allows. There will be no refunds if the race is canceled due to inclement weather. All participant registration proceeds are applied toward the Gaston College Foundation Fund. 

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