FAQ

 

How will the color affect me?

If you have light colored or highlighted hair, you may want to oil your hair before the race.   Coconut oil or olive oil works best but a good leave-in conditioner will usually do the trick as well.  The pink or blue specifically have been known to stain blondes for a few days.  Plan accordingly.

If you need to ensure color free hair hours after the event, wear your hair in a ponytail and consider sporting a bandana!  You can use it to cover your hair, cover your mouth in the color zones, or even help wash off at the end of the race!  However you choose to use it, a bandana or scarf is useful at the Color Run.

 

Will the color ruin clothes or running shoes?   

The color does mostly wash out after the event.  As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it, the better.  We suggest that you wear older tennis shoes and bring a less expensive stroller or wagon if you are planning to walk with little ones.  Even though the color will eventually wash out of just about everything, you may want to leave more precious items at home.

 

Will the color get into my camera, phone, or other electronics?

 Color dust is… well, dust, and can be very evasive.  If you plan to use electronics, wrap them in plastic and tape securely.  We suggest using cameras before the race and after the After Blast.  If you want to use your camera any time in between, be sure to wrap it securely in plastic.

 

Can i just come to watch? 

Yes! We invite all to come out for the Event. 

 

How do I remove the Color?

You just ran the craziest 3k of your life!  Congratulations!  Dust off as much dry powder as you can before you apply any water.  Take advantage of our cleaning stations at the post race festival for some help.  Most of the color will come right off!

Cleaning your hair:  Dust any loose powder out of your hair and brush through you hair vigorously.  Rinse out the oil/conditioner you wisely applied before the race with COLD water.  Now wash your hair as you normally would.  It is not uncommon for hints of some of the color, pink and purple, particularly, to stick around for a few washes.  Wear it like a badge of honor, or wear a hat!  If your hair is still clinging on to the color, we have heard that a mixture of baking soda and blue Dawn dish soap can work wonders!

The color is probably not coming all the way out of your white cotton shirt.  You should be proud of that!  Remove the excess powder before adding water.  Wash your Color Run gear separately, with COLD water. 

Is there a deadline to REGISTer? 

Yes, to run in the race you must be registrar by September 27th.  PLEASE NOTE, to make sure you get a shirt you must registrar two weeks before the race date. 

what time will the roads be closed? 

The roads will be closed 30 minutes prior to the race start. 

Preserving your color run shirt

Step 1: Vinegar your shirt.  Create a mixture of water and vinegar in a spray bottle.  Spray generously and allow the shirt to dry on a flat platform outside.

Step 2: Iron the shirt.  After soaking the shirt with vinegar, you will now need to iron for the colors to be absorbed further.

Step 3: Cold Wash the shirt.