Common Questions About The Run

Q. When is the run?

A. The run will be on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Registration opens at 8 AM. Runners will start in waves at 9 AM. Finish Line Color Festival at 10:30 AM and 12 PM.

Q. Is there a charge to run?

A. There will be a registration fee.  Click the Runners Tab above for pricing. All participants must have a bid number to run/walk, even those free (under 5).

Q. How long will the run be?

A. There are two course lengths offered, a 5k (3 mile) run and a 1 mile walk.

Q. What if it rains?

A. We will run rain or shine! If there is lightning or other dangerous weather, the event will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Q. Can I bring my pet?

A. For the comfort of all our participants, no pets will be allowed during the run.

Q. Is Color Powder Safe?

A. Safety is our main priority! Our colors are made with high quality cornstarch and food dyes. All materials are 100% FD&C and/or D&C grade and approved by the US FDA. However our product is not designed for consumption. 

Q. Is it harmful if you inhale it?

A. Although all the materials are food grade, we do not recommend inhaling large quantities of color powder. Anyone who has asthma, is allergic to any of the ingredients or has any respiratory issues should exercise caution when participating in color powder events. It should also always be used in well ventilated outdoor space.

 

Q. Does Color Powder Stain Clothing?

A. Our color powder washes out of most clothing. However, it can stain some materials. 100% cotton clothing is recommended and typical machine washing with stain remover, removes the stains. We recommend removing excess powder from clothing before washing and/or applying water.

Q. Does Color Powder Stain Skin or Hair?

A. Just as with clothing, we recommend shaking off all excess powder before exposing to water. Normal soap and water should remove color powder from skin and hair. Some color does tend to linger for a few days especially on blonde hair. If you are worried about staining, we recommend applying a moisturizer to skin and coating your hair with a small amount of coconut or olive oil before the event.

 

Q. Will Color Powder Stain Cement or Grass?

A. Most color powder can be removed from cement and streets with a hose. If needed, some liquid detergent and a power washer can help remove the powder. Normal liquid dish detergent and/or de-greaser will remove Color Powder from cement and paved areas. Simply running the sprinklers and/or mowing the grass will remove color powder from grassy areas.

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