Late Registration until 8/15/2014


Saturday, August 30th 2014

Alliant Energy Center

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI

Wave TimeAvailability
9:00 AMAvailable
5k Registration

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 3 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 3 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.


Preferred Accomodations





Description Fee Deadline
Get It Cheap$29.002/3/2014
Early Bird Registration$37.005/30/2014
Regular Registration$42.007/18/2014
Late Registration$47.008/15/2014
Slacker Registration$52.008/28/2014


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.

Charity Partner

Our Mission: Helping kids heal. Keeping kids healthy.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison (RMHC-Madison) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing the well-being and health of children.

Helping kids heal. We provide a “home away from home” for families whose children (18 and under) are undergoing treatment at Madison area health care facilities.  The House allows families to stay together during an often very difficult time.

Keeping kids healthy. Through the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, we provide free dental services in south central Wisconsin and free medical and dental services in northern Illinois. Over the past four years, the Care Mobile has served more than 5,800 children who had no access to medical or dental services.



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