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 Denver 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 Denver takes place at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield on August 17th and a portion of the proceeds benefit the YMCA of Denver. Click on the tab that says "Charity Partner" to find out more about what they're doing.
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.
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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 16 years old.
So quit lollygagging and join us for the Most Colorful 5K You'll Ever Run at Color Me Rad Denver.
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 Registration
|If it ain't Sold Out
|09:00 AM, Saturday, August 17th
|09:30 AM, Saturday, August 17th
|10:00 AM, Saturday, August 17th
||Open (13 left)
|10:30 AM, Saturday, August 17th
|11:00 AM, Saturday, August 17th
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.
The YMCA of Metropolitan Denver is committed to strengthening communities in the areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The Y's Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The Color Me Rad race in Denver will support our YMCA Community Programs Branch which has a long history of delivering community-based services to some of Denver’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable youth and families. This unique program branch serves more than 2,200 youth and families annually through emergency and basic human needs assistance, afterschool programming, health and wellness classes, and academic support in a trusted neighborhood location. Community support for these programs has never been more important.
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