If you're allergic to the metric system, corn starch, or unbridled joy, you'd probably be more comfortable watching Matlock than at the starting blocks of this color-filled 5k.
But if you're itching for a great time and not from a bad case of diaper rash, Color Me Rad Providence is the run for you.
By intelligent design or evolution, man was meant to run for one thing and one thing only: to stay alive. Pamplona was the first real race organized for what running should be: running from stuff that's going to kill, gore, or maim you.
Luckily, we've evolved to where we only hunt for attractive potential mates, we only gather for extreme couponing, and we only run to benefit charities and our cardiovascular system.
Color Me Rad Providence takes place on September 28th at Seekonk Speedway and a portion of the proceeds benefit Boys Town New England.
The Color Bombs start flying at 9 am with waves of runners getting plastered with paint every 5 minutes after. You'll end up looking like a kindergarten art class gone wrong... but the Art of Running will make you feel oh so right.
Don't forget to LIKE us on for race updates and to win sweet stuff: more color, running shoes, hoodies, free entries.
Just like Color Me Rad puts the “un” in “run” and the multi-colored Splenda in your coffee, smart puts the “car” in “uncar” and we’re stoked to have them as the Official Pace Car of Color Me Rad.
smart will be leading out our first wave of runners and don’t let its smallness in
stature fool you. It's got enough strength to be a pro-wrestler and enough
charisma to win over your mother-in-law.
Want to take one for a spin? Find a smart center near you by clicking HERE.
Just like at Christmas and birthdays, 'tis better to give than receive... right? I know that's a hard one to swallow for 8 year olds, but in this case, it might be true. If you want to pummel your friends and family with color rather than be pummeled, sign up HERE to volunteer and join the COLOR BOMB SQUAD. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.
So quit lollygagging and join us for the race that's been ruining all other 5Ks since 2012 at Color Me Rad Providence.
Color Me Rad: gluten-free running since 2012 (all previous years were full of gluten).
Race Day Info
RACE INFO DOCS
Race Day Info Packets will be posted 2 weeks before the race with tons of info on parking, color partying, and how to clean the color out of your most sensitive areas.
PACKET PICKUP INFO
Packet pickup info coming soon!
Photos will be available a few days
after the race at Flo-foto.
Deadlines & Pricing
|Early Bird Reg
|If it ain't Sold Out
|09:00 AM, Saturday, September 28th
|09:20 AM, Saturday, September 28th
|09:40 AM, Saturday, September 28th
|10:00 AM, Saturday, September 28th
||Open (2 left)
Join the Color Bomb Squad
If you would like to volunteer please fill out the form below.
Typically we have volunteer shifts on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday of race week.
Volunteers need to be 16 and older please.
"Changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Intergraded Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit" is the guiding mission at Boys Town New England.
Boys Town was established over 95 years ago in Omaha, Nebraska by Father Edward Flanagan and since has become the nation's leader in providing treatment to at-risk children and their families. In 1991, community leaders from Rhode Island and Massachusetts requested that Father Flanagan's Boys Home (better known as "Boys Town") bring its high quality programs to the New England area. Since that time, Boys Town New England has helped thousands of children and their families through its researched based, evidenced-driven model of care. As one of the largest child and family services organizations in the United States, Boys Town offers a broad spectrum of services.
Today, Boys Town New England brings help, healing and hope to youth and families by using the Boys Town Integrated Continuum of Care. This continuum provides graduated levels of services to meet the specific needs of the children and families. The range of services at Boys Town New England includes Residential services, Foster Care, Family Support Services, Visitation Services and Parenting Classes.
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