Color Runners! Whether it's your first 5K or you just need a refresher, we have created a list of tips and tricks to help make this your best The Color Run yet! Here our top DO'S and DON'TS to get you skipping, laughing, and dancing all the way to the Finish Festival!

  1. Bring a zip-loc bag - Our runners love to capture all the color and happiness! Put your cellphone in a ziploc bag to protect your phone and get ready to nail all those perfect selfies.
  2. Wear a bandana and sunglasses - If you plan on getting doused in powder, wear a bandana and sunglasses for when you run through those clouds of color! Heads up, you receive one of our iconic Color Run buffs that you can wear as a face mask if you choose.
  3. Dress the part and wear white - The more white you're wearing at the beginning, the more color you'll see on your clothes at the end! So deck yourself out in bright white and be ready to get colorful!
  4. Bring a towel and baby wipes - The Color Run staff will be at the Finish Festival to help you clean up, but it's nice to throw some towels on the seats of your car and clean off with a couple of baby wipes.
  5. Get there early - With thousands of your besties running The Color Run with you, you'll want to plan to get to the event a little bit early. This will give you more time to participate in our warm up the morning of the run as well as check out all the sponsor activations in the village!! It's a party you'll want to start sooner rather than later!
  6. Take a before and after photo - Snap that pre-race pic in your pretty white tee, then another post-race covered in color. The before and after look will brighten up your instagram feed!
  7. Run with friends, family, and kids - The Color Run is an awesome environment for any age, and will definitely create smiles all around!
  8. Don't stress - The Color Run is about making memories and having fun! Training or not, we take any km pace. We love our runners, walkers, dancers, or whatever type of 5K participant you are!
  9. Have fun - It's a party at the Finish Festival as you celebrate completing your 5K vacation. Take pics, dance, sing, laugh, and enjoy yourself with your besties!
  10. Make the memories last - After the run, spray your colorful clothing with vinegar until soaking wet. Allow them to dry in the sun, then tumble dry in the dryer to set in the color and make a cool souvenir. Voila! The perfect souvenir to remind you of all the memories!