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The Eastmark Parkway Color Run (“EPCR”) is a community-based fun run that doubles as a major fundraiser for several local schools and other youth-oriented non-profit organizations. The EPCR came to be when the volunteer parent organizations for two neighborhood schools got together, wanting to create something that would help foster more of a combined community feel and also help raise funds for their schools. That first event, which took place in January 2016, raised just over $11,000. With approval and praises from the City of Mesa, sponsors, registered runners and their families’ support, the EPCR grew to raise just over $30,000 in 2019. Those funds went to crucial school programs, specialized learning environments and teacher funds for our participating schools.
Additional Run information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/epcolorrun/.
The FUN doesn't stop when the run is done! Come enjoy FREE bounce houses and a foam pit and check out our sponsors' booths while the DJ spins his tunes. Visit ALL the booths and enter for a chance to WIN some AWESOME prizes!! Feeling hungry...? What's Fresh will be back for a 5th year with their crowd favorite breakfast burritos, along with Waffle Love's tasty treats, Mediterranean Majik breakfast croissants and Wander Coffee warm beverages!
Runners will start east of the basketball courts on Eastmark Parkway heading north. We will release the 5K runners first, followed by the 1 mile runners.
Get checked in and pick up your shirts, bibs, and runner bags before the big event! Early check-in takes place Thursday 1/23 and Friday 1/24 from 2:00 to 6:00pm. We will be set up out in front of the Eastmark Home Finding Center at 10100 E Ray Road.
If you can't make it to early check-in, come to the registration table Saturday morning before the run. Registration/check-in opens at 7:30.
Q: How do I sign up?
A: Sign up at www.EPColorRun.org.
Q: Can I sign up the day of the race?
A: YES! Day of registration will open at 7:30AM. Credit cards only.
Q: What time does the race start?
A: The race starts at 9:00AM SHARP!
Q: What time should I arrive?
A: GET THERE EARLY! The DJ will start spinning tunes at 7:30AM. There will be a FUN group warm up starting at 8:30AM. Don’t miss the FUN!
Q: Where do I pick up my Run Packet?
A: Early check-in will take place on Thursday 1/23 and Friday 1/24 from 2:30 to 6:00pm. Come find us in front of the Eastmark Home Finding Center at 10100 E Ray Road. If you can't make it to early check-in, you can still check-in and pick up your run packet the morning of the event. Check-in/Registration will open at 7:30am.
Q: Do I have to check in the day of the race?
A: If you have already picked up your race bag there is NO further check in required. If you have NOT grabbed your registration packet please go to the registration table. Have your registration confirmation on your phone or printed out to make things even easier!
Q: Will there be food?
A: YES! Food trucks will be onsite with yummy food for purchase.
Q: What else is there to do?
A: There will be FREE bounce houses, vendor booths, music and MORE!
Q: Where do I park?
A: There will be volunteers helping direct traffic. Inspirian Parkway will fill first, then you will be directed to park in the neighborhood. If you live in the community, you are encouraged to walk or ride bikes to the event.
Q: Anything else I should know?
A: Strollers OK. Run, Walk, Skip but please NO Skates, Bikes, Scooters. Service Dogs welcome, but please leave Fido at home.
Interested in sponsoring this amazing event? Contact us at RaceDirector@EPSColorRun.org for sponsorship details.
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