AAPI Montclair Color Run

Sun April 28, 2024 Montclair, NJ 07042 US Directions

Events

5k Color Run

$35 $30 8:30AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT Price increases after March 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile Color Run

$30 $25 10:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT Price increases after March 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Place

Brookdale Park
Montclair, NJ US 07042

Description

COLOR RUN 2024: SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2024
AAPI Montclair proudly presents the third annual Color Run 2024 -- an exuberant celebration of the festivals of Holi and Songkran.
In addition, participants can support their local school (see below for details)! 
5k Race starts at 8:30 am; 1-mile Fun Run starts at 10:00 am
Brookdale Park, Montclair, NJ

ABOUT THE RACE
The Color Run 2024 is a 5k Race and 1-mile Fun Run to celebrate the Indian festival of Holi and Songkran, the Thai New Year.

This event combines two joyous festivals. Holi is popularly known as the “Festival of Colors" and the "Festival of Spring." On Holi, entire towns are bathed in vivid colors as people play Holi by splashing colored powder and water. Songkran in Thai means "to move" or "change place." Thai believe that water is purifying: it cleanses one of any bad luck from the past year, and blesses one with good fortune and happiness for the year ahead. On Songkran, people celebrate with water play.

At Color Run 2024, runners and walkers will be splashed with colored powder at various points along the route in Brookdale Park. Enjoy music, activities, a color play zone, photo booth, and much more!    

There will be a detour at the finish line for participants who prefer less color. (Note: it will be difficult to completely avoid the colored powder, so please take that into consideration before registering for the race.) Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. Children under two years old do not need to register. Race will take place rain or shine. No refunds. 

SCHEDULE
8:30 am: 5k Race starts
10:00 am: 1-mile Fun Run starts

EARLY BIRD PRICING
Early bird pricing ends March 31, 2024.

SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL
AAPI Montclair is proud to support our local schools! 10% of race fees will be donated to local schools. Enter the codes (in capital letters) at check-out:

  • Bloomfield Educational Foundation: (BEF)
  • Clifton Education Foundation (CEF)
  • Glen Ridge Educational Foundation (GREF)
  • Livingston Education Foundation (LEF)
  • Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE)
  • Montclair Community Pre-K (MCPK)
  • Montclair Cooperative School (MTCCOOP)
  • Montclair Kimberly Academy (MKA)
  • St. Cassian School (Cassian)
  • Verona Foundation for Educational Excellence (VFEE)

OUR MISSION
All proceeds raised will support AAPI Montclair's mission to create a more inclusive community by uplifting the varied experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, advocating for AAPI rights and representation, and promoting awareness and education around AAPI culture and history.

For confidential fee waivers or sponsorship information, please email wendy.wong@aapimontclair.org

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5K Map

1 Mile Fun Run Map

Color Run 2024 T-Shirt

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