Registration is Closed


May 02, 2015


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 Missoula 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 Missoula.

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 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.




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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.

Volunteer registration is not open yet, please check back 8 weeks before the race date in order to sign up.

Local Charity Partner

Zootown Arts Community CenterThe ZACC (Zootown Arts Community Center) is a nonprofit community arts center providing facilities and expertise. We deliver all ages art education, foster sustainable community development, and promote accessible, life-enriching art experiences for Missoula residents and visitors. By bringing working artists, artists-to-be, children, and community members together, we emphasize the richness of our own community. We teach classes to youth and adults, run an affordable after-school art program serving 80 students per month, create artistic and entrepreneurship workshops, run a gallery for emerging artists, and create community building artistic events.

The ZACC's safe, creative community center is situated in the historic neighborhood of the Northside in Missoula. We are a haven and networking space for these residents, including the many kids coming to the center by sponsorship or scholarship. Our space is available for rent and frequently used for small concerts and community events. In addition, we have a drop-in paint your own pottery studio, glass fusing studio, and printshop which is open to the public 12-6pm Monday through Saturday.

The Money from Color Me Rad will be used for scholarships for youth and adults to keep utilizing our programs, and to help us grow as an organization and offer more creative community building events.

You can help us raise additional funds through our Fundly campaign by clicking below: