Slacker Registration until 6/19/2014


Saturday, June 21st 2014

Darien Lake Theme Park

9993 Allegheny Road
Darien Center, NY

Wave TimeAvailability
9:00 AMAvailable
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about color me rad

FREE Darien Lake Theme Park ticket for each registered runner, good for race day only.

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 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.

So quit lollygagging and join us for the race that's been ruining all other 5Ks since 2012 at Color Me Rad.

Color Me Rad: gluten-free running since 2012 (all previous years were full of gluten).

FREE Darien Lake Theme Park ticket for each registered runner, good for race day only.

packet pick-up info

Holiday Inn Buffalo Int'l Airport
4600 Genesee Street
Cheektowaga, New York 14225

Thursday, June 19, 2014
11 PM - 6 PM

Anyone (runner or not) can pick up your race packet for you as long as you have signed the waiver. If you still need to sign, you can sign electronically by logging in HERE. You can also select “Waiver” at the bottom of this page, select your race, print a waiver, sign it, and bring it to packet pick up.




Photos will be available a few days
after the race.



Preferred Accomodations:  Darien Lake Amusement Park

Make it a Weekend to Remember!

Family bonding in the most colorful way possible!  Join Darien Lake and Color Me Rad for a special 5K non-competitive FUN-RUN the weekend of June 21st in conjunction with Special Olympics!  Participants receive a great family weekend package when they stay directly on property for the event!

Color Me Rad 5K Package Includes:                                    

·         Variety of Lodging Options – Hotel, Cabins, RVs, or Campsites!

·         Unlimited convenient park admission for the length of your stay

·         $ 30 Darien Dollars – inpark spending credit

·         (1) Pizza Voucher

·         (1) Meal Voucher per person, valid at multiple food stand locations throughout the park

·         Refillable Souvenir Sports Quart bottle per person

Over $ 280 in value included for a family of 4!

Packages starting at:

                Hotel Room:       $ 185/night

                Cabin:                   $ 287/night

                Standard RV:      $ 185/night

                Campsite:            $ 139/night        


Enter promo code: COLORMERAD on DarienLake.com to make your reservation!

Rate based on (2) people, average 2-night stay; does not include tax; limited availability;  cannot be combined with any other offer; Guests must be registered participants of Color Me Rad 5K run; not valid on Guest Houses, Deluxe Cabins, Bunkhouses, or Glamping Sites; some exclusions may apply


Please ensure Promo Code:  COLORMERAD  –  is used for every reservation.  This will be the only way we can tell that a Guest has booked this promotional package – it will show you the accepted rates/units for the package

Please ask the Guest if they are with others – forming a small group – and link them together utilizing Mini-Group functions.  Inform Guests that they will need to present their registration form at check-in to receive the discounted rates.

Some Guests may have a block of units saved together – please ensure we “whose” all names into appropriate Guest tiles – and ensure that there are not multiple-bookings under one name.  If there are multiple bookings under one name – please contact these Guests and inform them that we require an individual name per reservation.

Gate/Front Desk:

Please be aware of program, and provide Guests with any information left by the tournament coordinators

If there are any issues during the Guest’s check-in – please contact the Reservations Supervisor x.5334 and we will provide you with an envelope or vouchers that the Guest is due.







Description Fee Deadline
Get it Cheap$29.002/3/2014
Early Bird Registration$37.003/28/2014
Regular Registration$42.005/2/2014
Late Registration$47.006/13/2014
Slacker Registration$52.006/19/2014


Start Time Availability
9:00 AMAvailable


Please go here and register as a volunteer for free!

Typically we have volunteer shifts on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday of race week. Volunteers need to be 16 and older please.

National Charity Partner

Feed One
Two Free Color Bombs

Color Me Rad has partnered with feedONE to provide meals for hungry children around the world, but we need your help! When you register for your rad run, rzzegister to become a feedONE supporter. feedONE will send you online fundraising tools and you can help fight child hunger. $10 feeds a hungry child for a month; every dollar you can help raise will make a huge difference.

Local Charity Partner

Special Olympics New York provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of skills and friendship with their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community. Through their participation in Special Olympics New York athletes gain confidence and build a positive self-image, which carries into the classroom, the home, the workplace and the community.  Today, we serve 55,698 (2011 census) athletes, making Special Olympics New York the largest program in the United States and the sixth largest program in the world.  Special Olympics New York never charges athletes, their families or caregivers to train or compete.

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