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Sep 14, 2024

8:00 AM | Wayne Community College

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Time & Location

Saturday, Sept 14, 2024

Fun Run starts at 8:30 AM

5k starts at 9:00 AM

Wayne Community College, Goldsboro, NC

The 2024 Cures for the Colors Color Run will be held on September 14, 2024. This year there will be a timed and untimed 5K option, as well as an untimed 1-mile fun run. New this year is a virtual option for people that will not be able to make it in person on race day.  The 1- mile fun run starts at 8:00 am and the 5K starts at 9:00 am. There will be a new race route for the fun run. Registration will open the morning of at 7:30 am. 5K registration costs $30; participants 18 & under costs $25. 1-Mile fun run registration is $20. To guarantee a t-shirt, you must register by 8/21/24. 

The top 3 female finishers, the top 3 male finishers, and the top 3 finishers under 18 will receive a metal at the awards ceremony. The awards ceremony will be held at 10:30 on race day. 

There are also opportunities to volunteer, sponsor the event, create a fundraising team, and be a vendor on race day. More information will be coming soon. 

  • Can I bring my dog?
    Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at this year’s event.
  • Can I bring a stroller on the racecourse?
    Strollers are allowed, however, please keep in mind that your stroller may end up covered in color powder. While this should wash off, we cannot guarantee that some won’t stain. The new Fun Run route is much for stroller friendly and will not have any curbs to cross over.
  • What if I don’t want to participate in the color portion of the race?
    f you chose not to participate in the color portion of the event, please run around the color stations while still staying on the race route. Volunteers will know that if you are running around the color station you do not want color on you. There will be signs on the race course reminding people that do not want color to go around the color station. Please be courteous to those not participating in the color portion of the event by giving them space to run around the color stations.
  • Will the color powder ruin clothes or running shoes?
    The color does mostly wash out after the event. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it the better. We suggest wearing items that you wouldn’t mind getting colorful and making sure to wash your color run items separately from your other laundry.
  • What should I wear for the color run?
    We suggest wearing comfortable, appropriate athletic attire. All race participants that register by August 30th will receive a race t-shirt that they can either wear at the race or take home. This year we will NOT be doing white shirts. If a participant wants to wear a white shirt to better show off their color powder, we recommend getting a cheap white undershirt to wear on race day.
  • Do you have a cleaning station at the finish?
    No, the powder will mostly fall off of any garments not prepared for dye. We advise you to take the colorful shirt off at the finish line, shake it out and then place it in your trunk to help prevent any powder from getting in your vehicle. There will be a hand wash station available.
  • How does the color affect the inside of cars?
    Most people bring some towels for the insides of their cars, or a change of clothes just in case. Just remember, there are no outdoor bathrooms....only port-a-potties.
  • Will the powder affect my eyes or skin?
    The color powder used is all certified non-toxic and free of any heavy metals. Our bright colors are a combination of cornstarch, baking soda, and FD&C dyes. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our color throwers make sure to aim low as you pass by. Some runners opt to wear glasses or goggles to shield their eyes. Sunglasses will be provided at check-in.
  • Where Can I find the 5K Race Map?
    You can find the 5K course here
  • Where Can I Find the Fun Run Route
    You can find the Fun Run Route here
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