Join us for the most colorful run in western Illinois!

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 • 9:00 am

2022 marks the 9th Anniversary of the QPS Foundation's annual DREAM BIG in Color 5K Fun Run!  Join us for the most colorful event in the Quincy area. It is sure to leave you feeling six shades of happiness!  

This 5K untimed race has been created for colorful, fun families in support of the Quincy Public Schools! At six stations throughout the race, multiple colors of biodegradable, food-grade powder will be tossed for you and your friends to enjoy by our awesome sponsors.

Now even more family-friendly!
Registration for youth from ages four to 18 is only $15 before April 4. Bring the whole family to enjoy the fun for a discounted rate!

Come for the run, stay for the fun!
Don't forget! Join us back at QHS after the race for the after-party.


  • Live music from the area's hottest band - Pepper Spray!
  • Art activities sponsored by Quincy Art Center
  • Everybody's favorite, the QHS Marching Drum Line
  • A Food Truck Festival

Attention QPS Staff!

Use the Wellness Contest Registration Form to enter, and your school could win a $500 grant from the QPS Foundation! Open to QPS Staff only!

Event and activities are subject to weather conditions. Race will be held rain or shine. No refunds will be given in the event of cancelation due to severe weather or other circumstances beyond our control. All proceeds benefit the Quincy Public Schools Foundation.


Packet and T-Shirt Pickup in the QHS Gymnasium

Friday, April 22nd  •  3:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday, April 23rd  •  8:00am to 9:00am

Early Bird Registration (Before April 4): FAMILY-FRIENDLY PRICING!

  • $60 Family (Up to 4)
  • $30 Individual Adult (ages 19 & up)
  • $15 Individual Youth(ages 4-18),
  • Children Ages 3 and Under: FREE! (t-shirt and color packets not available)

Late Registration* (After April 4)
$70 per Family (Up to 4), $40 per Adult, $20 per Youth, $5 per Child
*T-Shirts Not Guaranteed for Late Registrants

Please make checks payable to: QPS Foundation.
Deliver to the QPS Foundation at QHS, 3322 Maine Street, Quincy, IL 62301