Have questions about CASA’s Color Run?! Here are some common questions and answers! Info below subject to change.
Q: When is the Color Run 5K?
A: The Color Run is Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 at 8:30 am.
Q: Where does the race start; what is the route?
A: The race starts and ends at Sycamore Middle School.
Q: Can I walk the 5k?
A: YES! You can walk, jog, and/or run the 5k. This race is intended to be a FUN one, not a competitive one.
Q: Will the race be timed and will awards be given?
A: We will have a timer at the race, but please remember, we intend for this to be a truly fun run. We will have an award for first overall male and female finishers only. We will also have prizes for individual and group best costumes!
Q: Who can take part in the color run?
A: EVERYONE can join us; well, except your pets please. The CASA Color Run has been planned with the intention to include adults, teens, children…the whole family! Please register by Friday, May 19th to guarantee your preferred t-shirt size.
Q: What is the cost of registration?
A: Individual registrations for anyone 13 years old and up are $30 per person and include a t-shirt and color packet. Individual registrations for children ages 5-12 are $20 per person and include a t-shirt and color packet. Children 4 years old and under are FREE but should still be registered. T-shirts can be purchased (size youth small) as an add-on for children 4 and under for $10. T-shirt size and availability cannot be guaranteed after May 19.
Q: Can my younger children join me?
A: Yes, of course! Children of all ages are welcome to join. Children 4 years old and under are FREE but should still be registered. T-shirts can be purchased (size youth small) for children 4 and under for $10.
Q: Can I bring a wagon and/or stroller along the race route?
A: Yes! We’d even love to see you decorate your “wheels” with lots of color.
Q: What should I wear?
A: All registered runners 5 years old and up will receive a CASA Color Run t-shirt in their race packets and we’d love to see you wearing that. Additional t-shirts can be purchased for anyone 4 and under (size youth small) for $10. Dress to have fun! We’ve seen costumes, wigs, tu-tu’s, fun socks and more in the past. Need more ideas? Just Google, “What do I wear at a color run?”. Also, consider grabbing your favorite sunglasses (we will also have some available to purchase on the day of the race) and/or a bandana to cover your nose/mouth if you’d like. *Prize will be given to best dressed!
Q: What is in the race registration packet?
A: With your registration (5+ years old), you will receive a t-shirt and color packet. A color packet is a snack sized baggie of powder color that registrants can have fun throwing on each other before the race. Additional color packets will be available to purchase on the day of the event. We will also have neon sunglasses available to purchase in case you want to spruce up your running attire.
Q: When is packet pickup?
A: Packet pickup is at 308 W State St, Sycamore, IL 60178 on June 2 from 3-6 pm. Please use the Somonauk Street entrance. Packet pickup will also be available on June 3 from 7:30-8:15 am at Sycamore Middle School.
Q: Will there be a 1-mile route?
A: We will not have a shorter route marked, but there are spots throughout the route where a runner/walker can make a turn around to shorten his/her route.
Q: Will the color run be rescheduled if it rains?
A: If the race is canceled for unforeseeable circumstances, such as inclement weather, the color run will not be rescheduled. Registration fee is non-refundable.
Q: What is the color made of?
A: Per the manufacturer information, the powder color is made from a food grade cornstarch, baking soda, and FD&C and D&C approved dyes. It is gluten, nut, milk, and lactose free. It is also made in a facility that is nut and gluten free. CASA cannot guarantee the presence or absence of allergens.
Q: Is the color powder easy to clean up?
A: It sure is! With a little soap and water, you’ll be squeaky clean. Some colors may be more stubborn than others, but with a little scrubbing it will all come out. OxyClean will help in your laundry as well. We recommend 100% cotton clothing for your race day attire.
Q: How can I support the CASA Color Run?
A: We would love to have you, your family, and your friends register for the CASA Color Run today! The more, the merrier. We also welcome your Event Sponsorship…either as a business or even as a family. Contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This event will benefit CASA DeKalb County who provides advocacy services for DeKalb County children who have experienced abuse and neglect and are in the court system through no fault of their own.