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 Chicago 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 Chicago takes place on July 20th, 2013 at Soldier Field and a portion of the proceeds benefit World Sport Chicago.
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: Camelbaks, 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 16 years old.
So quit lollygagging and join us for the race that's been ruining all other 5Ks since 2012 at Color Me Rad Chicago.
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, July 20th
|09:20 AM, Saturday, July 20th
|09:40 AM, Saturday, July 20th
|10:00 AM, Saturday, July 20th
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.
World Sport Chicago is an independent, non-profit organization that teaches positive values and leadership through sport. The organization acts on the belief that sport has the power to strengthen individuals, and in turn, Chicago’s communities. World Sport Chicago promotes programs and events and collaborates with several community partners, public agencies and Chicago’s professional sports teams to deliver impact and change.
World Sport Chicago has a unique history as the living legacy of Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The organization has evolved substantially since the bid. However, the collaborative spirit that drove those efforts remains central to the work of World Sport Chicago.
World Sport Chicago Mission
The mission of World Sport Chicago is to promote the development of sustainable sports programming that improves the quality of life for under-served youth in Chicago and at-risk communities. World Sport Chicago does this by:
You can help us to raise additional funds through our Crowdrise campaign by clicking HERE.
- Teaching life-enhancing values and character development through sport
- Leveraging on-going sport programs and events to engage families and strengthen communities
- Directing resources and technical expertise to communities of need for high-quality and sustainable programming
- Sharing practices and innovations to develop thought leadership on the positive impact of sport
- Advocating sport-for-all, regardless of physical and visual abilities.