The first Baltimore Color Run was a smashing success. Read our full recap and check out photos here.
What is The Color Run™?
The Color Run™ 5k is a unique experience focused less on speed and more on crazy color fun with friends and family. Color runners come from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds; but everyone toeing the start line has a blast. Whether you are a casual morning mall walker or an Olympic athlete, the 3 miles of The Color Run™ course will be the most memorable and colorful run of your life!
How does this benefit the Cool Kids Campaign?
The Cool Kids Campaign was the charity recipient for both Baltimore Color Run races held May 11, 2013. We received a donation from Color Run for every volunteer we recruited.
We are tasked with providing a minimum of 400 volunteers (200 per race)!
What are volunteers needed for?
- Packet Pick-Up
- Color Zones / Color Clean Up
- Course Direction
- En-Route Aid / Water Station
- Festival Help
- Start & Finish Lines
- Race Day Check-In
The four different ‘color zones’ (see below) and are the ones throwing the color onto the runners. It is an absolute blast of fun and an awesome opportunity to involve our Cool Kid families, Teen Club, and Super Sibs.
How does it work?
The Color Run™ event has TWO SIMPLE rules: 1) white shirts (any mostly white T will work) mandatory at the start line; 2) color plastered EVERYTHING at the finish! Runner/walkers begin the 5K at the start line like a brand new pristine coloring book. By the end, they look like they fell into a Willy Wonka … tie dyed … vat of colored goodness. We are the creators of an all new paint race phenomenon!
What is the Color?
Each kilometer of the event is associated with a designated color: yellow, orange, pink, or blue. As the runners/walkers reach the Kilometer COLOR Zones, they are blitzed by our volunteers, sponsors, and staff with COLOR (dyed cornstarch). All products are 100% natural and safe. You can eat the stuff if you’d like (we have tried it and don’t suggest it, it is surprisingly high in calories and leaves a chalky aftertaste). See the diagram below for the COLOR ZONE specifics. Of course, we save the best for last, ending the race with a color extravaganza of epic proportions.