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Come join the fun as runners start the race wearing white and cross the finish rainbow bright!!! Paint spraying and other fun obstacles are optional for all participants.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Q. What is the description of a "5k Fun Run"? A Fun Run is a 5k with obstacles at each kilometer. Two of the kilometers paint will be sprayed on participants and the other 3 kilometers will have a fun obstacle to complete. All activities are optional for runners and are set up along the 5k race course and not the 1 mile walking course.
Q. How is the color administered along the course? Volunteers will have the main goal of standing along the sidelines at two of the five kilometers prepared to douse you in color as you run by. The color is "sprayed" with clear plastic squeeze bottles like those you would find in a restaurant used to hold mustard or ketchup. The other three kilometers will have fun and safe obstacles for participants to complete if they desire.
Q. If I don’t want to get "painted" or complete the obstacles is there a separate non-color lane I can run in at each kilometer marking? Yes. As runners approach each kilometer, a row of cones will designate a non-color/obstacle lane so those runners who are running the race for time may want to use this lane to avoid the color and obstacle chaos.
Q. Is the color safe - can I get hurt? The color doesn’t hurt. It’s like getting into a powdered sugar food fight! The color powder used for the race is non-toxic food grade cornstarch dyed with natural plant based food dyes. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes so wearing sunglasses is recommended if you plan to run in the color lanes.
Q. Do the kilometer color zones affect runner vision or breathing? Again, the color powder is safe but some runners may choose to wear sunglasses, goggles or dust masks to avoid contact with eyes and mouth. Additionally, volunteer color throwers will be trained to throw the color as low as possible as you pass by.
Q. Will the color ruin clothes, running shoes or other materials? The color does wash out. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it the better. It is suggested that you wear items you wouldn’t mind getting colorful such as the white t-shirt that will be provided to you with your race registration. If you would like to preserve the color on your race t-shirt, spray it with vinegar and iron it. If you wash your shirt…the color will eventually come out.
Q. If I am covered in color at the end of the race, where do I clean up? While there will not be restroom facilities capable of serving so many runners, is it suggested that you bring some towels for the inside of cars or a change of clothes before going home to "decolor."
Q. Can I run with a jogging stroller and my children? Yes as long as you don’t mind your children or your stroller getting painted and again, you always have the option of using the non-color lane at each kilometer.
Q. Will prizes be given at the end of the race? As is traditional with every year of the Lizzy Haddon 5K, prizes are given to the top runners who place in their age categories as well as door prize give-a-ways for each age category.
Early packet pickup Friday, May 18th, 6 - 8pm at the Lizzy Haddon APR (All Purpose Room).
Race day registration starts 8am | 5k & 1 Mile starts 9am
Event t-shirts to the first 300 registrants.