Lincoln, Neb. Around 1,500 pumped up runners soared through this Run Or Dye race at the Lancaster County Event Center.
But this fun, chilly morning is not all about getting some color sprayed on you when running but each of these participants is helping a bigger cause.
"This has been really terrific it's an opportunity for us to get our name out there, bring a fun event to Lincoln that kids and adults can be involved in. It's a lot of fun and it's good exercise and helps some proceeds for the organization," said Julie Cervantes-Salomons the executive director of the Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Money that's so needed because the recent government shutdown slowed down funds for programs like Big Brothers Big Sisters.
"Over the last few years there's been less and less Federal Funds for mentoring and we are very much affected by that. We still have the same number of children that need our services so whenever we have a cutback that hurts us," said Cervantes-Salomons.
That's why this race is so important.
"Even the big brothers and big sisters come to the race and bring their BB BS with them and race. We're talking about how this is going to affect them, it's going to help them out tremendously," said race organizer Jeremy Jensen.
This race brings a reunion of sorts for this organization.
"This is an opportunity to match more kids and give them a big brother or big sister," said Cervantes-Salomons.