If it Ain’t Sold Out until 4/23/2014


Saturday, April 26th 2014

Rentschler Field

615 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT

Wave TimeAvailability
9:00 AMSoldout
9:20 AMSoldout
9:40 AMSoldout
10:00 AMAvailable
This Event has Ended

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

Rentschler Field
615 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT 06118

April 24, 2014
11 am - 7 pm
April 25, 2014
11 am - 7 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

The Courtyard Hartford Manchester has provided Color Me Rad runners with a discount of $89/night.  The link below will take you to where you can make online reservation.  You can also call the hotel directly and ask for the Color Me Rad group rate.

Courtyard Hartford Manchester
225 Slater St
Manchester, CT 06042

Book your group rate: Color Me Rad >>




Description Fee Deadline
Early Bird Registration$35.001/24/2014
Regular Registration$40.002/21/2014
Late Registration$45.003/21/2014
If it Ain’t Sold Out$50.004/23/2014


Start Time Availability
9:00 AMSoldout
9:20 AMSoldout
9:40 AMSoldout
10:00 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.

Charity Partner

The Downtown YMCA is a cause- driven organization committed to strengthening communities through Youth Development, Health Living, and Social Responsibility.  The Y is for Youth Development:  Nurturing the potential of every child and teen, for Healthy Living:  Improving the nation’s well-being, for Social Responsibility:  Giving back and providing support to our neighbors. The Downtown YMCA is a branch of the YMCA of Greater Hartford.  The YMCA of Greater Hartford is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization consisting of 11 branches and camps throughout the region.  The YMCA of Greater Hartford servers over 111,000 individuals, including 61,000 children in 52 communities across the Capital Region.  The YMCA strives to serve all people regardless of their ability to pay.


Course Map