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The GOV 'Color' Run

We want to thank you for participating in this year’s Gov Run, and we hope you enjoyed the race. Because of you, we raised $4,000 in scholarships for APSU students!

Our team also wants to hear from you! Included below is a link to a brief survey regarding your Gov Run experience.

Survey link:

A campus tradition that gives you a new reason to run.

Join us as we celebrate the 3rd annual Gov ‘Color’ Run on Saturday, September 26, 2015. This year, your participation will have a direct impact on a new scholarship program being organized for current APSU students. A portion of the proceeds from The Gov 'Color' Run will assist deserving APSU students. 

You Asked. We Listened.

Longer Run. More Paint. Bigger Surprises.

Don’t miss the end – you’ll want to be there.

What and Where

The GOV 'Color' Run is a color/fun run around the beautiful APSU campus. This run is all about having fun, with new surprises for 2015 and a longer race course - approx. 2 miles! Color stations and surprises will be setup along the way to keep the party going. The race will conclude on the APSU Intramural Field for one Gov-sized party, filled with color, music, guest appearances, and many more exciting 2015 surprises!

New for 2015:

  • The Gov 'Color' Run sponsors and participants are supporting APSU scholarships!
  • New after-party layout, with more color, more music, and more surprises! 
  • The Gov 'Color' Run shop, offering paint and shirts! 
  • Check out the new course map, here Official_Color_Run_Map.pdf

Celebrate your Clarksville and Governor pride at The Gov 'Color' Run with your entire family! 

Colored starch is 100% non-toxic, completely biodegradable and safe! 

What you get: 

  • GOV Run Official T-shirt

                 Free APSU student tickets will be able to purchase a t-shirt and paint 

                 packet during the registration. 

  • GOV Run Paint (Distributed at entrance to "after-party")

                 Free APSU student tickets will be able to purchase a t-shirt and paint

                 packet during the registration.

  • GOV Run Spirit Items
  • A chance to show your true GOV spirit and party with other GOVs! 

Who can run: 

  • Students
  • Alumni
  • Families
  • Kids
  • Sorry no pets 

Race Day info:

  • Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. (Intramural Field)
  • Race will take place through the APSU campus.
  • The finish line and "after-party" will be at the Intramural Field
  • Dress up like a GOV, wear white, and have fun!

What is the refund policy?

Logistics of setting up and planning this event make it impossible to issue refunds. We do allow you to transfer your ticket up to 1 week prior. No refunds will be issued for any reasons including weather related cancellations.

Legends Bank Photo Contest: 

Show us your colors and you might win a legendary prize. 
We’re looking for the best, brightest and most colorful color runners. If you’re taking part in APSU’s Gov Color Run, Legends Bank is giving you a chance to win an incredible Govs fan package.

Here’s how it works: after the run, snap a couple fun, creative pictures—the more color the better. Then, post your picture (or pictures!) to our Facebook page. We’ll give you and the rest of our fans a week to post pictures, and then another week to like and share. After the “voting” period, the photo with the most likes wins.

And the owner of that photo wins a fan package for APSU’s game against Southeast Missouri on November 7, including 4 tickets to Legends Bank’s suite at the 50-yard line, a parking pass and all you can eat food and drinks during the game. You’ll also receive $100 to spend at the APSU bookstore.

You’ll see us at the Gov Color Run, and we’ll see you on Facebook following the race! Have a blast and keep your camera handy. We’ll see you soon.

Thank you to our sponsors

Legends Bank

Leaf Chronicle

Student Affairs

Family Weekend

Office of Alumni Relations

Future Alumni Members

University Recreation 

The All State

Student Government Association


APSU Housing, Residence Life, and Dinning Services

CDE Lightband

US Bank

Kappa Alpha Order

APSU Physics Department

Ferguson Pipeline Supply

Wyatt Johnson

Party Station Rentals