Do I need to be some high performing runner to do this?

Oh my goodness, NO. There are plenty of other great 5k’s out there to test speed and performance.This color dash is all about fun & resources, in color crazy day with friends and family to raise funds for Cancer & Diabetes. You can run, walk, wheelchair, stroller, crawl, or cartwheel if you wish!

Is The Run timed?

The 5K Run/Walk in Color isn’t a timed event. Runners tend to take their sweet time out there and

we’ve realized no one really cares about their speed. We suggest self-timing for anyone desiring a

finish time.

How strict is the “white clothing dress code” for the start of the


We ask that you wear the white T-shirt that comes with your registration package, inside your goodie

bag or you can purchase additional ones from CCD Foundation store. As long as runners wear

mostly white, you are totally good. Include team logos and any other image you see fit. It is really

just more fun to “Run” starting in white and end well colored.

How does the Start Chute work?

The start chute will open 10 minutes before the run commences. We will then let everyone onto the

course in waves of approx. 500-800 every 3-6 minutes. We do suggest any serious runners make

their way into the chute early so they can be among the first group to enter the course.

How do the post-race Color Throws work?

At the Finish Festival, the crowd will do a color throw approx. every 15 minutes to welcome new

runners coming in. You will receive one packet at the finish line and more can be purchased in the

Finish Festival area once you have finished the run.

Can I take photos or film at the event?

The Run/Walk in colors is a great way to get great visuals for your memories, Instagram, Facebook page or

maybe you even take your photography more seriously and are wanting to prepare a portfolio. We

welcome anyone to photograph or film at our event for PERSONAL use only. We DO NOT accredit

anyone other than limited official media. So please, come along, enjoy the event and take shots until

your colorful heart is content.


What is included with my 5K Run/Walk in Color registration?

Runners will receive a custom printed “Goodie Bag,” with the following contents, official CCD

Foundation run/walk white T-shirt, race number, CCD Foundation 5K Run in Color Headband and

CCD Foundation 5K Run in Color Wristband. Finish the 5K run/walk and receive a Medal. You will

also get a packet of color as you heroically cross the finish line.

What do children who are 5 or under receive with their FREE


Children who are 5 or under receive a free entry, they will receive a race bib. Children are welcome

to wear their own white T-shirt or costume!

Is there an age limit for younger runners?

No age limits:) If they can run, walk, or stroll the 5K course, they can absolutely participate.

Can spectators attend the post-race Finish Festival?

Absolutely. We will have The Color Run powder packets available first come/first serve for everyone

to purchase for $3 each or 4 for $10. You may want to warn them though… they will not come out of

The Color Run Finish Festival clean!

Am I able to receive a refund?

Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds when the event goes ahead. The logistics of setting up and

planning the event make it impossible. Please make sure you are good to go before signing up. If for

some reason you can’t make it to race day, you’re welcome to transfer your registration over to

someone else.

How can I transfer my registration?

To transfer your registration, simply ‘Give away the registration to anyone you choose. The new

participant will show up on run day to complete the registration in their name and pay the $5 transfer

fee (excl. processing fee). And just like that, your registration has been transferred!

Am I able to transfer my registration over to another city/event?

Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to transfer your registration over to another city or event.

Instead we suggest you transfer your registration over to somebody else and purchase a ticket for

the city/event you would like to attend.


What is packet pick up? How does all that work?

Once you have registered for CCD Foundation 5K Run/Walk in colors event You will need to attend

packet pick up day prior to the event, to pick up your race kit.

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?

Yes, just bring along their ticket with you to Packet Pick Up.

How can I retrieve a copy of my confirmation email/check in


Please email info@ccdfoundationinc.org and our customer service representatives will look up your



Can I have my event kit delivered?

Yes, just send CCD Foundation an email to: info@ccdfoundationinc.org Attn: Customer Service

Dept. requesting your event kit be delivered by US mail. Be sure to include your name, and complete

address. Postage is an additional $12.65 per person. Event kits will be delivered to the address

listed during your registration. NOTE: Postage closes 4 weeks prior to the event so you must register

before this date.

When should I expect my event kit?

Your event kit will arrive approximately 5-10 days prior to the event. Make sure you check out the

‘Postage’ section on your city’s webpage to find the exact dates you can expect to receive your

event kit.

Can I edit my address after registering?

Yes. Any changes to your address must be made 4 weeks prior to the event. To update your

address or any other details email CCD Foundation customer service dept. at:

info@ccdfoundationinc.org requesting changes to your address. NOTE: There is a $500 fee.

Is there a delivery by US Mail cut off?

Yes, you will need to ensure you register at least 4 weeks prior to the event to be eligible for US Mail

delivery. After this time, you will need to collect your event kit from Packet Pick Up.

How do I add postage onto my registration after registering?

To request US Mail delivery after you have registered online, email CCD Foundation customer

service dept. at: info@ccdfoundationinc.org requesting delivery by US Mail. NOTE: There is a $5.00

fee plus, $12.95 postage added onto your registration. You must include your name and complete

address. Don’t forget postage closes 4 weeks prior to the event.


Can I run with a jogging stroller and my kids?

Yes, all kids 5 and under can run with an adult FREE of charge!

Is the course wheel-chair friendly?

Yes, all 5K Run in Color courses are wheel-chair accessible, so everyone can enjoy the 5K

Run/Walk. Many of our events are on grass however, we suggest an all-terrain wheelchair or to

bring a friend along who will be able to help you through trickier parts of the course.

Can I bring my scooter or bike?

Unfortunately, due to safety reasons, no bikes or scooters allowed, the only wheels we allow at our

events are prams and wheelchairs. Sorry!

Can I run with my dog?

Sorry, NO DOGS or fury friends at any of our events.

Is water supplied?

We encourage all Color Runners to bring a bottle of water with them to keep hydrated. There will be

fill up points within the village for you to top your bottle up. We will also have a water station roughly

half way along the course and all participants receive a bottle of water as they cross the finish line.


How is the color administered?

You will see smiling faces along the course with their main goal being to douse you in colorful

powder to ensure you look like you ran through a beautiful rainbow by the time you cross the finish


You can be sure!! Teenagers with paint ball guns are not involved at any point?

at any point?

Yes. We are 100% sure, no paint ball guns!

What is the color made from? Does it stain?

The colored powder we use is made from corn-starch and natural food dyes. It will wash out of your

clothes, however we suggest you leave your designer gear at home! Only wear what you’re willing to

get colored.

Will the color stain my hair?

The colored powder does wash out of your hair, however we do recommend you take precautions if

you’re worried! The color does tend to stick to lighter hair… Blondes you are warned! Oiling your hair

before the run will help the color wash out. If you’re having trouble washing it after the event, bi-carb

soda and anti-dandruff shampoo will help get the stubborn color out! We do not take any

responsibility for additional costs associated with the removal of color.

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 wearing items that you wouldn’t mind getting colored.

How do I preserve those precious colors in my shirt?!

If you would like to preserve the color in your running shirt, spray it with vinegar, let it dry and then

iron it. But if you wash it, eventually it will come out.

Will the Color Powder “Color Zones” affect runner vision? Or


The color powder used at CCD Foundation 5K Run/Walk event is certified non-toxic and free of any

heavy material. Our bright colors are cornstarch and FD&C dyes. Our fabulous shine powder is more

like make-up and is completely safe. When precisely thrown on the lower half of your body the eyes,

nose and ears are avoided. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our

color throwers make sure to aim low as you pass by. Some Runner opt to wear glasses or goggles

for their eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths.

Do you have “cleaning stations” at the finish festival?

We suggest participants bring small face towels to clean up. In some events we provide air blown

cleaning zone within the festival area. With a good dusting off, you aren’t 100% clean, but you are

totally good for the drive home. It is actually pretty fun to see people still colored up around town

after the 5K Run/Walk in color event.

How does the color affect the inside of cars?

Most people bring some towels for the insides of their cars, just in case. It’s like driving home from

the swimming pool in your swimsuit.

Are cameras and phones safe to have in the color zones?

Our race photographers are totally fine shooting from a medium distance (10-15 meters). If you want

to get shots right in the midst of the run in color, we recommend covering cameras/phones with glad

wrap or placing your phone in a zip lock bag.


How does a “Color Team” work compared with a solo runner?

Pretty simple, you register individually. However, a team is 4+ friends running, laughing and dancing

through the course together. You get to pick a cool custom team name, anything from the ‘We put

the Gee in Green All-stars’ to ‘Color Me Pink’. You then get to run/walk together and “help” each

other get really colored up over the 5 color kilometers, just over 3.1 miles. There is no “relay”

component and team members can start/finish together as a unit or separately.

Who counts as a team member?

Any paid participant can be a team member this includes kids 6-12 years old. Unfortunately, children

5 and under do not count as team members, as they are a free entry. Remember a team must

consist of 4+ participants. Is there a maximum number of participants per team?

Nope! You can have as many team members as you like! You just need to have a minimum of 4 to

qualify as a team.


Is The 5K Run/Walk in Color a Charity Event?

The 5K Run/Walk in color is Presented by CCD Foundation Inc., a non -profit 501 (C) (3) charitable

organization. Our number one goal is to produce high quality “fundraiser” event to benefit cancer &

diabetes information resources.

What if I have a super sweet question that isn’t answered here?

Please email info@ccdfoundationinc.org and we will hook you up with an answer. If your question is

awesome enough, we might even publish it here on the official 5K Run/walk in Colors FAQS page.


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