Late Registration until 4/9/2014


Saturday, April 12th 2014

Downtown Springfield

635 East St. Louis St.
Springfield, Missouri

Wave TimeAvailability
9:00 AMAvailable
9:15 AMAvailable
9:30 AMAvailable
9:45 AMAvailable
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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

Discovery Center of Springfield
438 East St. Louis St.
Springfield, MO

Thurs. 4/10/2014
Fri. 4/11/2014

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.



Days Inn South has been RAD and offered all Color Me Rad runners a discounted rate.  Check out the rate at link below or click on logo.


Days Inn South 621 W. Sunshine, Across from Bass Pro, Springfield, MO 65807




Description Fee Deadline
Early Bird Registration$37.002/28/2014
Regular Registration$42.003/28/2014
Late Registration$47.004/9/2014


Start Time Availability
9:00 AMAvailable
9:15 AMAvailable
9:30 AMAvailable
9:45 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

At Ozarks Public Television, we believe that children are born explorers.  That’s why we commit nearly $600,000 each year and approximately one third of our broadcast schedule each week to airing programs that help children make discoveries in language, numbers, and science. 

Curriculum-based programs like Sesame Street, SuperWhy!, and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood help prepare children for life’s great adventures by giving them a strong educational foundation. 

OPT is the Ozarks’ largest classroom, reaching nearly 50,000 children ages 2-11 each week.  That’s more than twice the enrollment of Springfield Public Schools!  And because our programs are free and over the air, they are available to all families regardless of their financial situation. 

In addition to its on-air services, OPT reaches out to the children of our community through engaging events that encourage exploration and lifelong learning.  Past events have included reading hours, science activities and writing contests.

Youngsters all over this community rely on the educational services that OPT provides - whether it’s your own child or grandchild, or the neighborhood kid who waves hello to you from their front yard. 

Together we can ensure educational television programs remain available to each of them.   Thanks for your support of the quality children’s programming on Ozarks Public Television.

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