Packet Pick-up: You may pick up packets early at the YMCA! Stop by the front desk on Thursday, September 22 (4-7pm) or Friday, September 23 (9am-12pm). Packet pickup is also available the morning of the event starting at 7:30am.
Children ages 5 and under are free when participating with a paying adult; however, they will not receive a participant t-shirt or medal. Your child will need to have an Informed Consent waiver signed to participate. Sign the waiver online by choosing the “Children Age 5 AND Under” registration option or download a copy here: Color Splash Informed Consent. Additional copies will be available at Packet Pick Up and prior to the race.
There will be all on-site parking at Fairgrounds Park. CARPOOLING IS SUGGESTED. Gates will close promptly at 8:45 am. You must be inside the park before that time.
Please note, inhaling the colored powder may cause problems in participants with respiratory problems. We encourage covering your nose and mouth with a bandanna or a shirt to prevent inhaling the powder.
Frequently Asked Questions:
– What is Color Splash? HEAL’s Color Splash 5K Run/Walk is a unique family event where participants get “splashed” with an array of powder colors throughout the course. This “Fun Run” is geared towards all fitness levels. There will be a clock but no timing chips.
– What do I wear? We will provide a white Color Splash 5K t-shirt when you pick up your participant packets. You are welcome to wear this or anything else you’d like to show off your splash of colors. Some people will be wearing other colorful items, such as knee socks, bright shorts and shoes. Be creative. It is your time to shine!
– Are the colors safe? Will they hurt my clothes? The color is basically food grade cornstarch and is 100% natural and SAFE. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our color throwers will make sure to aim low as you pass by. You can choose to wear glasses or goggles to protect your eyes and use a bandanna to cover your mouth if you prefer. Although the colors should wash out of your clothes, there is a possibility it might not. You will be messy. For more information about cleaning up after Color Splash, check out this article from Color Blaze: https://www.wholesalecolorpowder.com/how-to-clean-up-color-run-powder/
-Can I bring a stroller? Absolutely! As long as you understand that it will end up rainbow colored just like you. All kids 5 AND under can run with an adult FREE of charge and do not need to register. They will, however, not receive a participant t-shirt.
-Can I run with my dog? Sorry, no dogs allowed.
-Will the color hurt the seats of my car on my drive home? We recommend bringing towels to protect the seats of your car, just in case. You can also bring a change of clothes. Restrooms will be available; however, there isn’t a secure sight on the premises of the event to keep your belongings.
-What is included in the cost of registration? The cost of registration covers: – Your Race entry (5 color stations, 3 specialty stations, 2 hydration stations) – Participant t-shirt – Participant Goodie Bags -Healthy Snacks and Water – Finisher’s Medal
Online Registration is Closed
Online registration is now closed. You may register in person at YMCA of Hagerstown or on event day at Fairgrounds Park.