The Color Run – The Happiest 5K on the Planet!
After a very successful Kaleidoscope Tour in 2014, The Color Run is coming back to the streets of Huntsville on Saturday, September 26, 2015 for the Shine Tour 2015.
The Color Run is known as The Happiest 5K on the Planet and is the largest event series in the world. The Color Run isn’t about how fast you can run or walk, it’s more about having a BLAST running through the streets of Huntsville and getting doused in a different color at each kilometer.
The best way to enjoy The Color Run is with a group of friends. You might start out wearing white at the starting line, but by the finish you’ll be a rainbow of fun! After completing The Color Run you can enjoy the Finish Festival party with music, dancing and color throws that creates vivid clouds of color above you.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
620 Clinton Street SW (also known as Lot K – the gravel lot across from the Post Office)
Waves begin at 8:00am and go every few minutes until 8:30am. HOW TO REGISTER:
Are you ready to sign up?? You don’t have to run – you can walk, skip, run – or whatever you’d like! Grab some friends and use this link to sign up: www.thecolorrun.com/huntsville.
Each registrant will receive race t-shirt, gold finisher’s medal, headband, a packet of color and shiny tattoos. An email will be sent out 10 days before the event with more details about picking up your bag of goodies.
There is no age limit for younger participants. Strollers are welcome at The Color Run, too. Children 6 and over must be registered with a race bib. Children under 6 do not need to register to race and may participate for FREE, however, they will not receive a goody bag. There will be Color Run items and shirts for sale at the event for them. If you’d like your child under 6 to have a race goody bag, then you should register them for the race
Would you like a free race registration? Volunteers that work at the Check-In Party on Friday receive a FREE race registration for Saturday’s race! Check out our volunteer information below.
Are you all about the colors and glitter, but you don’t want to race? We are seeking VOLUNTEERS for Color Run Huntsville. This is a great way to give back your community and have a lot of fun doing it. If you are interested in volunteering, sign up at this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-huntsville-registration-17946545601?aff=TheArtsCouncil
Large groups should email The Color Run at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers will receive a Color Run T-shirt and guaranteed a GREAT time!
OTHER INFORMATION AND TIPS:
This event is more than a 5K – it’s a big party! At the start line there will be a pre-race party with music, dancing, warmups and giveaways and at the finish line there is a post-race party with timed color throws, music, dancing and even more giveaways.
If you’re ready to join us to volunteer or to be in The Color Run, there are a few tips for making your time even more colorful.
What to Wear:
The best thing to wear is WHITE. Many runners get creative and wear tutus and other fun costumes. As long as you’re wearing mostly white, you will be all set. The color does mostly wash out after the event, but be sure to wear something that you’re OK with getting full of color. If you’d like to KEEP all of the color you capture, spray it with vinegar and iron it before washing.
For more information about the colors and clothing, click here: https://thecolorrun.com/wp-content/uploads/files/CleaningDoc2015.pdf
What to bring:
The first thing to bring is a fun attitude and be ready for a colorful party!! You can also bring spectators to watch the race and be a part of the post-race party. Other than that, be sure to have a towel to sit on in the car on the way home, just in case you have some powder left on you. There is an air blown cleaning machine at the finish line that should help you get A lot of runners bring glasses, goggles or bandanas for over their eyes and mouths when running through the color stations. The color used at The Color Run is a non-toxic combination of cornstarch, baking soda and FD&C dyes. If you bring a camera you should cover it with plastic wrap or put it in a plastic bag.
Do you have more questions about The Color Run? Check out their website at http://thecolorrun.com/.