We’re the only 5K that will send you running through the rainbow and leave you covered from head to toe in powders of pink, yellow, green, purple, and orange.

Winners are awarded at the finish line with a DJ anchored dance party that will make you forget you just ran a 5k. After a day of color bombardment, we guarantee your outlook will be brighter and your glutes will be tighter.
Our mission
is to illuminate the human spirit-
bringing family and friends together through one incredible race unlike any other.
Our goal
is to leave a positive impact
on all who attend our event, as well as the local environment and community.

If you have a unique question of your own, please send us an email!
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 if I can't make it to packet pick up?
Don’t stress; someone else can pick up your packet for you, they just need your (printed or digital) ticket or information with them. If you don’t have any friends willing to help out, we provide one final option: packet pick-up on race day. This last resort is not without consequences, however, as lines tend to be extra long on race day, so plan accordingly, and arrive at least an hour early.
Can I bring my pet cat,dog, 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, but please bring required paperwork of proof.
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.
Can my family and friends come watch and cheer me on?
We love supportive cheerleaders! Our only stipulation is that they stay off the actual running course for their safety, and the safety of our runners. We have various forms of color for sale if they want to join in the color throws post-race and get messy with you.

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 come out?
The powdered color is washable, and should easily wash off of skin and out of hair. 
Where do I park, and is there a charge? 
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.
Is there ADA parking or handicap assistance parking?
Yes! The ADA Parking information is provided by the venue, and we recommend coming early to the venue to make sure all requirements are met.

Can I sponsor or become a vendor at Color Me Rad?
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
What if there is bad weather?
You think a few storm clouds can stop the rad? Rain just brightens the colors! 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.
Do you have a promo code? 
Well, it must be your lucky day! When selecting your tickets, you will see a blue ‘Enter Promotional Code’ spot in the top right-hand corner. Once you click on that, you can enter your specific promo code.
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!

Did you forget to add your promo code?
Unfortunately, we are unable to add your promo code to already purchased tickets. Once you have registered for the event, we can not add the promo code to your order, or refund the difference of the promo code. BUT, this is a great opportunity to sign a friend up using the promo code!
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