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: Stay tuned for Color Run 2023 date and time!
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.
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!
Q: Can my younger children join me?
A: Yes, of course! Children 4 years old and under are FREE (please complete a registration form for them if they would like an event t-shirt). And children 5 years old+ are welcome to register with you and/or your family. All registrations (5 years old +) are $25 and are capped at a maximum registration fee of $100 for a family.
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 runners registered by the given deadline (TBD) will receive a CASA Color Run t-shirt in their race packets and we’d love to see you wearing that (t-shirt availability not guaranteed if registered after the given deadline). 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”. Please 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.
Q: What is in the race registration packet?
A: With your registration, you will receive a t-shirt (not guaranteed if registered after given deadline) 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 info TBD for 2023.
Q: Will there be a 1-mile route?
A: We will not have a shorter route marked, but there are definitely 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 due to inclement weather, the color run will not be rescheduled.
Q: What is the color made of?
A: The powder color is make 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.
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 get registered 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.