Is the race hard?
No, that’s no fun! Hard races aren't fun. Hard races are hard! We
are a fun race with lots of color vibes, and we have lots of fun not racing!
Color Vibe is the best way to be crazy with friends, family, or imaginary
people. You won’t be timed, so there is no pressure to hurry and
get ‘er done. Come bask in the colorful world we have created for
What is the color made of?
The magical color powder we use is custom manufactured and produced right
here in the United States. It is made from food grade quality cornstarch
using an advanced manufacturing process that has been custom developed
for the Color Vibe Race Series. It is non-toxic, is 100% safe, and also
biodegradable. As with any substance, you will want to keep it out of
your eyes and lungs. If you are overly sensitive, you may want to wear
glasses or goggles for your eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for your
mouth. (This is especially recommended for our younger runners/walkers)
Can I take pictures?
Of course! For most events we’ll also have our Color Vibe professional
photography team covering all of the Color Vibe madness! If you do bring
your camera, phone, pager, Walkman, or 8-track, we recommend keeping it
in a plastic bag to keep the dust out!
If you are a photographer that would like to come and
photograph our event, we will grant you permission with the understanding
that any photographs you take may be used and edited by Color Vibe for
marketing and promotional purposes with or without your written consent.
By photographing our event you acknowledge and agree to this condition.
Are kids allowed?
Yes, kids love to get colored just as much as the rest of us. Kids 7 and
under are free, but will not receive a shirt. All kids must have a release
waiver signed by a parent/guardian and turned in before they are allowed
to participate. The waiver can be obtained and signed at the event.
Can my family watch?
Most definitely they can come be a part of the craziest color day of your
life! Just be sure to give them a big hug at the finish line for coming
to support you! :)
Can I wear costumes?
Heck Yes! We love costumes! The whiter the better!
You wanna do the Color Vibe?
I wanna do a 5k run and get color blasted! The Color Vibe is the best
5k run where you'll get covered with vibrantly awesome colors and have
a blast as you get color thrown all over you! Plus, you’ll get hooked
up with all the freshest gear for you to customize yourself. Too legit.
So keep it cool and get ready to rock it out!
What time does the race begin?
The race begins at 9AM, and then we'll release waives every 5 minutes
or so. We recommend getting there 45-60 minutes early so you
have plenty of time to park and stretch! The entire event usually
concludes between 11am-12pm.
Can I Walk?
Walking is totally acceptable here at the Color Vibe. You will be one
of many who will be walking. We don't time the race and it is non-competitive,
so you won't feel any pressure.
Can I purchase more items?
There will be additional items for purchase at the event so you can show
the world how much fun you had!
How do I volunteer?
We'd love to have you come and help as a volunteer. Please select the
event in your area, and then click on the volunteer link in the menu on
the left hand side to register as a volunteer. Volunteers typically throw
color on the participants, and/or help with registration, and clean up.
Who does it benefit?
We partner with local charities and non-profit organizations in each of
the cities we hold our events. You can visit each event location to
learn more about the organization we are working with in your local area
What's the price and how do I register?
The registration price for the Color Vibe 5K varies based on each location
and how soon you register for the event. The sooner you register
the cheaper the cost.
What do I get for registering?
Besides getting the most colorful experience of your life in this awesome
5k, you’ll also receive a super cool Color Vibe shirt, and swag
bag with lots of cool stuff.
Can I refund my registration?
Bummer, No. Unfortunately it’s impossible for us to offer refunds.
You can still pick up your packet and race goodies, or you can transfer
your registration to someone else up to 1 week prior to the event.
Can I transfer my registration?
Yes! You can transfer your registration to someone else up to 1 week prior
to the event. In order to to transfer registrations, you need
to send us the name, contact info, email, and shirt size of the person
to whom the registration will be transferred to. We can then
take care of the rest.
Can you ship my packet to me?
Since we do not charge a shipping fee, we are unable to ship out any merchandise,
color packs, and runner packs if the participant does not pick them up
at the event.
Can I run with my llama?
Of course (not)! Llama’s and other pets (anything non-human that
poops) are not eligible to participate in Color Vibe.
Are there age limits?
No way! Everyone is welcome to come have tons of colorful fun at Color
Vibe! Just remember that anyone 8 and older needs to pay a registration
fee! Strollers, and wheelchairs are welcome! We do recommend that your
kids are properly protected with sunglasses, and for toddlers and infants,
maybe even something to cover their mouth. The powdered paint is non-toxic
and made mainly with corn starch, but it could irritate the smaller ones
more than us.
Will I be timed?
No timing chips, but you will have the “time of your life”!
When is packet pickup?
Packet pickup will be held the day before the event. The location of packet
pickup is usually at a local running store or at the venue where the race
will be held. Two weeks before the race, emails will be sent out with
specific instructions and info so you can easily get your packet and be
ready for race day.
Please bring your confirmation ticket that was emailed
to you after you registered in order to obtain your packet. You can pick
up other people's packets as long as you have their confirmation ticket.
What is included in my Color Vibe race packet?
Your race packet will contain:
- Color Vibe race t-shirt
- Color Vibe prize
- Race bib
- One color packet
- Merchandise you ordered through our site
- Any promo material that local sponsors might include
What should I wear?
You can wear what ever you want but we suggest white clothing because
it shows up the color the best!
Will the color stain my clothes, shoes, or
If you want a lot of color to hit your shirt, plan to run or walk closer
to the color throwers. If you want only a little bit of color, run or
walk in the farthest lane from the throwers. If you want to preserve the
color in your shirt, spray it with vinegar and iron it before you wash
it. The color does mostly wash out after the event, but some of it can
stain. As with anything, the sooner you wash it the better. We suggest
wearing items that you wouldn't mind getting the color on.
Will the color get in my car?
Bring a towel or some plastic bags along, and you’ll be just fine.
However, if you do get some in your vehicle, it can be dusted away or
What if I see a double rainbow?
Whoa! Double rainbow..It’s so beautiful!! We do the best we can
to provide an unforgettable experience, similar to seeing a double rainbow!
Still more questions? Visit our contact
page to shoot us an e-mail.