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 Akron 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 Akron takes place on August 17th, 2013 at the Akron Derby Downs and a portion of the proceeds benefit the First Energy All-American Soap Box Derby.
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 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 Akron.
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
Photos will be available a few days
after the race at Flo-foto.
Deadlines & Pricing
|Get it Cheap
|Early Bird Registration
|If it ain't Sold Out
|09:00 AM, Saturday, August 17th
|09:20 AM, Saturday, August 17th
|09:40 AM, Saturday, August 17th
|10:00 AM, Saturday, August 17th
|10:20 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.
FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby
The mission of the All-American Soap Box Derby is to educate and inspire youth through fair and honest competition and mentorship. With a primary goal to advance family values, the AASBD provides an environment in which parents or other adults work hands-on with racers to install basic skills of workmanship, the spirit of competition, and the perseverance to complete a project from start to finish.
The AASBD serves international youth, ages 7 - 17 and embraces diversity, facilitates lifelong friendships, teaches the application of math and science concepts and advocates the true spirit of teamwork and sportsmanship.