Color Run Course Map
Color Run FAQ
NO. There are plenty of other great 5k’s out there to test speed and performance.Our FunRun is all about a color crazy day with friends and family. You can run, walk, crawl, or cartwheel if you wish!
The fun run is not a timed event. Runners tend to take their sweet time out there and we realized no one really cares about their speed. We suggest self-timing for anyone desiring a finish time.
You will receive one color packet at registration. Before the race begins, the crowd will gather at the starting line and do a color throw followed by a countdown to start the run. More color packets can be purchased in the Finish Festival area once you have finished the run and you can throw it on your friends and family!
The fun run is a great event to get great visuals for your memories, instagram, Facebook, or maybe you even take your photography more seriously and are wanting to prepare a portfolio. We welcome anyone to photograph or video our event. So please, come along, enjoy the event, and take shots until your colorful heart is content!
Runners receive a custom t-shirt, sunglasses and color packet with their registration fee.
No age limits! If they can cover the course (that means running, jogging, walking, or riding in a stroller for one mile, two miles, or 5K) they can absolutely participate in the fun run!
Absolutely! We will have the fun run color powder packets available on a first come-first serve basis for everyone to purchase for $3 each or 4/$10, and water balloons for 5/$1. You may want to warn them though … they ain’t coming out of the fun run Finish Festival clean!
Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds. The logistics of setting up and planning this fundraising event make doing so impossible.
You will need to attend packet pickup prior to the event in order to get your race kit. Someone else can pick up your packet for you if you are not able to do so.
Unfortunately, due to safety reasons, the only wheels we allow at our event are strollers. Sorry!
Sorry, NO DOGS or furry friends at our event.
We will have a water station roughly halfway through the course and all participants receive a bottle of water as they come across the finish line.
You will see smiling faces along the course with their main goal being to douse you in a colorful powder to ensure you look like you ran through a beautiful rainbow by the time you cross the finish line!
The colored powder we use is made from corn starch and natural food dyes. It will wash out of your clothes, however we suggest you leave your designer gear at home! Only wear what you’re willing to get colorful.
The color does mostly wash out after the event. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it the better. This includes clothes and running shoes.
The color does wash out of hair, however, you should take precautions if you’re worried. It does tend to stick to lighter hair … blondes, you’ve been warned!
Oiling your hair before the run will help the color wash out. If you’re having trouble washing it after the event, bi-carb soda and anti dandruff shampoo will help get the more stubborn color out! We do not take any responsibility for additional costs associated with the removal of color.
If you would like to preserve the color on your running shirt, spray it with vinegar, let it dry, and then iron it. Please note: if you wash it, the colors will eventually fade and come out entirely.
The color powder used at The Color Run event is certified non-toxic and free of any heavy material. Our bright colors are cornstarch and FD&C dyes. Our fabulous shine powder is more like make-up and is completely safe and even more precisely thrown on the lower half of your body. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our color throwers make sure to aim low as you pass by. Some Color Runners opt to wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths.
We have an air blown cleaning zone within the festival area. With a good dusting off, you aren’t 100% clean but you are totally good for the drive home. It is actually pretty fun to see people still colored up around town after the event. It’s like a badge of honor!
Most people bring towels to sit on for the ride home, just in case.
If you want to get shots right in the midst of the action, we recommend covering cameras/phones with glad wrap or placing your phone in a ziplock bag.
No, all water fun is optional! You may choose to take the slip’n’slide shortcut, and run through the water arch, but you can stick to strictly color fun if you wish!
All proceeds from the fun run will go to the BTC Area Youth Benefit Corp., a nonprofit organization that is committed to fulfilling the financial needs of youth and youth programs in our areas.