Color Run FAQ

Check out our FAQ about the Color Run. Don’t see your question here? Send us an email.

What is the Color Run?

Our Color Run is a fun 5K run/walk. We will be spraying non-toxic color on participants as they pass by our color stations. The color is just water and food coloring.

What about colored powder?

There will be liquid color on the route, but when you finish the run you will receive a packet of colored powder to celebrate!

How can I keep the color on my shirt?

Unfortunately there isn’t a sure way to keep the color on the shirt after the event. However, we’ve heard of some families using fabric paint to decorate their shirts.

What is the schedule of events?

Color Run packets may be picked up at EK School at 707 N. Smiley.

  • Friday 10/19 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. or 3:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10/20 Beginning at 9:15 a.m.

9:15 Registration/Packet Pick Up Opens

10:00 5k Run Starts

11:00 Kid’s Fun Run Starts

Is the race timed?

No. This run is just for fun and will not be timed. You are welcome to use your own timing device though!

What is the route?

The color run will start and end at EK. The route will travel east on Wesley, north on Seven Hills Road, and around Carriel Junior High. It will then head down the back of Carriel, south on Shadow Ridge Crossing and then west on Wesley back to EK.

Will we be running in the street?

There will be a few times when participants will need to cross streets. There will be crossing guards to stop traffic. The rest of the route will be on the sidewalk and on EK/Carriel property.

What about an event for the younger kids?

If a 5K is a bit much for your child, he or she may also participate in the Kids’ Fun Run. It will go around the track behind EK and is approximately 3/4 mile.

Can my student participate without me?

Yes and no. A parent must be present at the event. Children in 3rd grade and above may run the 5K route without a parent or guardian. Children younger than 3rd grade must have an adult participating in the 5K with them. Younger children may participate in the Kids’ Fun Run without an adult.

What happens after the Color Run?

The run begins and ends at EK. After you finish, grab a packet of powdered color, go celebrate with your friends and family, and then hang out for a while. Enjoy drinks and snacks provided by our awesome sponsors.

I don’t want to participate in the run, but I do want a shirt. Is that possible?

In order to receive a shirt, you do need to register for the event by September 28th. However, you don’t have to actually do the route.

I know a business that would love to sponsor the Color Run. How do they sign up?

Fantastic! We love our sponsors. Business sponsors may email for more information.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up online here! Registrations are due by September 28th to guarantee a t-shirt. You can register up until 9:30 the day of the run, October 20th.