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We're excited to offer a virtual participation option for those who would rather stay indoors but still want to be part of this incredible event. Run or walk your 5K at a time and place that suits you, and share your colorful moments with us on social media using the hashtag #CuresfortheColorsVirualRun2023. You can gather your family, friends, and neighbors any time between now and October 6th to run or walk together. 


Come on Tuesday, Sept 26th between 3pm and 6:30 to get your shirt at 203 Cox Blvd Goldsboro 27534


Sep 23, 11:00 AM | Wayne Community College

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Time & Location

Saturday, Sept 23rd

Fun Run starts at 11:00 AM

5k starts at 11:45 AM

Wayne Community College, Goldsboro, NC

The 2023 Cures for the Colors Color Run will be held on September 23, 2023. This year there will be a timed and untimed 5K option, as well as an untimed 1-mile fun run. The 1- mile fun run starts at 11am and the 5K starts at 11:45am. There will be a new race route for the fun run. Registration will open the morning of at 9:45am. 5K registration costs $30 until 9/22 then $35 on race day; participants 18 & under costs $25. 1-Mile fun run registration is $20 until 9/22 then $25 on race day. To guarantee a t-shirt, you must register by 8/30/23. 

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. Click on the buttons above for more information. 

Color Run Fundraising Team

Create a Cures for the Colors Color Run Fundraising Team and help us meet our goal of raising $20,000 by race day! Give people battling cancer in Eastern North Carolina a little extra help today while they fight for their tomorrow. The team that raises the most money will be honored on race day. Anyone can join your fundraising team and help support those in our community with cancer. Team members that want to walk or run with you on race day must register individually for the race. All money raised will provide basic living essentials to people battling cancer.

Thank you Sponsors!

Goldsboro Pediatrics 

Tri County Eletric Membership Corporation

Wayne Realty and Insurance Co 

Michelle Eye Center

Southeastern Medical Oncology Center


Tri County Eletric Membership Corporation

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services



UNC Health Wayne

Daniels Mechanical Services

Banks, Gray, and Crumpler PLLC

Potts Orthodontics

Southco Distributing Company


Oakley Builders

TA Loving Company

McLamb Place Dental

Warren, Kerr, Walston, Taylor, and Smith LLP

Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

Wooten Development Company

LaFevers Dental Team

Jeffrey Harrison

Kornegay Printing Company


Crawford Henderson Insurance

Wayne Radiologist

Gentiva Hospice

  • 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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