Is the race hard?
No, that’s no fun! Hard races aren’t fun. Hard races are hard! We are a fun race with lots of color and we have lots of fun not racing! Color of Courage is the best way to be crazy with friends, family, or imaginary people. You won’t be timed, so there is no pressure to hurry and get ‘er done. Come bask in the colorful world we have created for you!
What is the color made of?
The magical color powder we use is custom manufactured and produced right here in the United States. It is made from food grade quality cornstarch using an advanced manufacturing process that has been custom developed. It is non-toxic, is 100% safe, and also biodegradable. As with any substance, you will want to keep it out of your eyes and lungs. If you are overly sensitive, you may want to wear glasses or goggles for your eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for your mouth. (This is especially recommended for our younger runners/walkers)
Can I take pictures?
Of course! For most events we’ll also have our photography team covering all of the madness! If you do bring your camera, phone, etc. we recommend keeping it in a plastic bag to keep the dust out!
Are kids allowed?
Yes, kids love to get colored just as much as the rest of us. Kids 8 and under are free, but will not receive a shirt. All kids must have a release waiver signed by a parent/guardian and turned in before they are allowed to participate.
Can my family watch?
Most definitely they can come be a part of the craziest color day of your life! Just be sure to give them a big hug at the finish line for coming to support you! 🙂
Can I wear costumes?
Heck Yes! We love costumes! The whiter the better!
What do I get for registering?
Besides getting the most colorful experience of your life in this awesome 5k, you’ll also receive a super cool Color of Courage shirt, and most excellent neon sunglasses.
Can I refund my registration?
Bummer, No. Unfortunately it’s impossible for us to offer refunds. You can still pick up your packet and race goodies, or you can transfer your registration to someone else.
Can I transfer my registration?
Yes! Just let us know who is taking your place.
Are there age limits?
No way! Everyone is welcome to come have tons of colorful fun! Just remember that anyone 9 and older needs to pay a registration fee! Strollers, and wheelchairs are welcome! We do recommend that your kids are properly protected with sunglasses, and for toddlers and infants, maybe even something to cover their mouth. The powdered paint is non-toxic and made mainly with corn starch, but it could irritate the smaller ones more than us.
Will I be timed?
No timing chips, but you will have the “time of your life”!
What is included in my race packet?
Your race packet will contain:
• Color of Courage race t-shirt
• Sweet neon sunglasses
• Race bib
What should I wear?
“White ever” you want! We like white, because it shows up the color the best! But this might just be the best day of your life, so where “white ever” you desire!
Will the color stain my clothes, shoes, or makeup?
If you want a lot of color to hit your shirt, plan to run or walk closer to the color throwers. If you want only a little bit of color, run or walk in the farthest lane from the throwers. If you want to preserve the color in your shirt, spray it with vinegar and iron it before you wash it. The color does mostly wash out after the event, but some of it can stain. As with anything, the sooner you wash it the better. We suggest wearing items that you wouldn’t mind getting the color on.
Will the color get in my car?
Bring a towel or some plastic bags along, and you’ll be just fine. However, if you do get some in your vehicle, it can be dusted away or vacuumed easily.