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 Billings 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 Billings takes place on September 21st at the Metrapark and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Billings Family YMCA. Click on the tab that says "Charity Partner" to find out more about what they're doing.
The Color Bombs start flying at 9am with waves of runners getting plastered with paint every few 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 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 Billings.
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 21st
|09:20 AM, Saturday, September 21st
|09:40 AM, Saturday, September 21st
|10:00 AM, Saturday, September 21st
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.
Together, the nation's 2,617 YMCAs are the largest not-for-profit community service organization in America, working to meet the health and human service needs of 20.2 million men, women and children in 10,000 communities in the United States. YMCA’s are at the heart of community life across the country: 42 million families and 72 million households are located within three miles of a YMCA.
The Billings Family YMCA is one of the largest providers in youth programming in Yellowstone County and is clearly positioned to take a significant lead in Youth Development. Collaboration is critical to Ys' efforts to develop and implement effective community-based solutions. The Billings Family YMCA works with elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, home school programs, hospitals, churches, sport organizations and many other service organizations.
The Billings Family YMCA provides families the opportunity to have safe, affordable exercise and fitness for their children in an environment that stresses both the core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility and programs to develop healthy lifestyles.
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