FAQ

Oh my goodness, NO. There are plenty of other great 5ks out there to test speed and performance. This Color Run™ event is all about a color crazy day with friends and family. You can run, walk, crawl, or cartwheel if you wish!

Runners will receive a custom The Color Run™ race shirt and tattoo, a bag of Color, race number and “Color Runner™” finisher sweat band. Race Packets will NOT be mailed to you! You will receive an e-ticket after we have received your payment.

On one condition…if you are prepared to be one of the hippest moms/dads on the planet! As long as they are cute and like to have fun…all kiddos 5 and under can run with an adult FREE of charge and do not need to register!

Of course you can! Everyone is welcome. Please note that there are some parts of the course that are cobbled, so it may not always be a smooth ride!

NO DOGS at any of our races.

No age limits:) If they can cover (running, jogging, walking, strolling) the 5K of The Color Run™ course, they can absolutely do The Color Run™ 5k! Remember though, as soon as they turn 6 they will need to register and have a race number!

We will have white clothing police inspectors located throughout the event. You will be arrested and put in The Color Run™ jail if more than 11.8% of your clothing is a hue other than white.

Yes we were. As long as runners wear shirts that are mostly white, you are totally good. They can include team logos and any other image you see fit. Shorts/pants don’t need to be white. To the point… It is really just more fun to run starting in white and ending, well…. COLORIFFIC !!!!!

Ha ha ha! we love this one. No, it doesn’t hurt at all. It is like getting into a powdered sugar food fight.

The “color” does mostly wash out after the event. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it the better. We suggest wearing items that you wouldn’t mind getting colorful. If you would like to preserve the color in your running shirt, spray it with vinegar and iron it. If you wash your shirt….the color will eventually come out. For FULL color cleaning ideas and tips, check THIS LINK out!

The Color Run™ explosions are basically food grade cornstarch and are 100% natural and SAFE. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our “certified” 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. As shown on the “about” page the middle lane is the “low color lane,” which offers a “lighter” color experience. In summary: We work pretty hard to make it so our precious “Color Runners” get as much or as little color on them as they like.

No! 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 Color Run™ event. It is like a badge of honor!

Most people bring some towels for the insides of their cars, just in case. It’s like driving home from the swimming pool in your swimsuit:)

The Color Run™ 5k 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.

At the Color Festival, the crowd will do a color throw every 20 minutes to welcome new runners coming in. We provide one bag of color at the finish and more can be purchased on site if desired. Half of the earnings of the color bags will be going to breast cancer charity Think-Pink.

Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds. The logistics of setting up and planning the event make it impossible. Just make sure you are good to go before signing up. If for some reason you can’t make it to race day, at least come to the check in, pick up your The Color Run™ gear, and say hi to us!

Read our full general conditions here