If it Aint Sold Out until 5/8/2014


May 10, 2014

Detroit River Front Conservancy

1300 Atwater St
Detroit, MI

Wave TimeAvailability
8:40 AMAvailable
9:00 AMSoldout
9:20 AMAvailable
5k Registration

Please choose no team on checkout

about color me rad

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).

packet pick-up info

Packet Pick-up details will be available 2 weeks prior to the race date. It is important to pick up your packets (race bib, t-shirt, sunglasses, tattoo) prior to race morning because lines can get a little out of control and you don't want to miss your wave time do you? Do you?

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.


Photos will be available a few days
after the race.



Description Fee Deadline
Early Bird Registration$35.002/7/2014
Regular Registration$40.003/7/2014
Late Registration$45.004/4/2014
If it Aint Sold Out$50.005/8/2014


Start Time Availability
8:40 AMAvailable
9:00 AMSoldout
9:20 AMAvailable

Volunteer Wait List

Fill out the form below to join the Volunteer Wait List. We will contact you when you can register as a member of the Color Bomb Squad.

Registration may already be open. Please look above and register as a volunteer for free!

*Typically volunteer shifts run on the Thur, Fri, and Sat of race week. Volunteers must be 16 or older.

Charity Partner

World AIDS Day Detroit: Creating a crowd eager to act. We are stronger together; together we can achieve an AIDS free generation and get to ZERO.

Since 1981, 60 million people worldwide have been infected with the HIV virus, and 25 million have died. Yet, in the 30 years between then and now, we’ve come farther than many probably thought possible.

It’s true. You don’t hear as much about HIV/AIDS in the news today. There’s no longer the headline-blaring media coverage or the mounting fear.

Despite that, HIV/AIDS does continue to have an alarming impact on our world. Each year, two million people still die as a result of the disease.

Which means, there’s still progress that needs to be made.

In honor of anyone who has been affected by HIV/AIDS, all across the world, the only thing we can do is persist until we get to zero.

ZERO new infections

ZERO AIDS-related deaths

ZERO discrimination

Course Map