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Frequently Asked Question

  • I lost something at the event...  What do I do?  All lost items are taken to our check-in tent. If you’ve already left the venue, you can email us at to help find any missing objects!
  • What about bad weather?   You think a few storm clouds can stop the rad? Rain just brightens the colors!  We are a rain or shine event... BUT For more critical weather concerns (tornados, flooding, etc), check your location's Facebook event page for the most up-to-date information. If the weather is deemed dangerous by the event director or local authorities, we will email you with cancellation or postponement details.
  • Can I bring my dog, cat, or lizard?   We love your pets, which is why they aren’t allowed. For the safety of pets and all participants, please leave your furry/scaly/slimy/squawking friends at home. Participation will be prohibited should they tag along. Service animals are allowed.
  • ​Is Color Me Rad a Non-Profit?  Color Me Rad is a for profit business. That said, Color Me Rad has a long and rich tradition of working with and supporting local non-profits. Here's how it each city Color Me Rad does an event they select a charity partner to work with. In exchange for a donation, the local charity provides volunteers for the event. Since 2012, Color Me Rad has donated millions to various charities across North America.
  • What do I wear?   Our color appears most vibrant on a clean white backdrop, so make sure whatever you wear is eligible for a tie-dye, as staining is not uncommon. You’ll receive a Color Me Rad t-shirt with your registration, but we like to keep those as mementos for after the race. We’ll have lots of Rad-branded options available (including white tees, tanks, and tutus) for purchase at packet pick-up and on race day.
  • ​Does the color clean off?   The powdered color is washable, and should easily wash off of skin and out of hair.
  • Is there an age limit?  We welcome all ages, even those still in the cooker. Kids aged eight and older must register as adults, and all minor participants must have their waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Is Color Me Rad safe? The safety of our runners and employees has always been our top priority. Our color is certified non-toxic and cornstarch-based with food-grade dyes, but as with any substance, you won’t want it in your eyes. All Color Me Rad volunteers receive strict instructions to throw color below the head, but as an extra precaution, many runners opt to wear sunglasses or goggles, and the occasional bandana over the mouth and nose while passing through color stations. We want everyone to be as safe as possible, so if you are allergic to corn or food dye, participation in Color Me Rad is strictly off limits. If you are pregnant or have other health concerns, consult with your doctor.
  • What time should I arrive?  In a perfect world, we recommend you get there about 30–45 mins before your start time. This will give you wiggle room should you encounter traffic, choose to shop at the merch tent, or stretch out before the run. If your location utilizes shuttles, you’ll want to give yourself even more time. We’ll send you an email and update your Facebook event page with details should your location require unique instructions.
  • Where do I park?  Please check your location's site and Facebook event page to get all details on parking. You will also receive an email 1-2 weeks before the event with further details.
  • Can I become a Sponsor at an event?   We’re always interested in partnering with companies and individuals that add value to our events! We have vendor booth spaces, sponsorship packages, and performer packages available. If interested, email us at
  • Refunds and Transfers.   As stated in the terms and agreement provided at the time of purchase, tickets are non-refundable. Event dates and location are subject to change.    To transfer tickets to another person or another city email