Is the race hard?

Not at all!! We are a very fun and colorful race with lots of color vibes, and we have lots of fun not running! Color Vibe is the best way to be crazy with friends, family, or imaginary people. You won't be timed, so there is no pressure to hurry and get 'er done. Come bask in the colorful world we have created for you at this fun color 5k run.

What is the color made of?

The magical color powder we use is custom manufactured and produced right here in the United States, and it's amazingly viberant. It is made from food grade quality cornstarch using an advanced manufacturing process that has been custom developed for the Color Vibe Race Series. Color Vibe powder is non-flammable, and is engineered to wash out very well. We could make it to stain your clothes, but then it would stain your hair, skin, and toenails, like the other color runs out there, and we don't want that!

Our paint powder is non-toxic, safe, and also biodegradable. As with any substance, you will want to keep it out of your eyes and lungs. If you are overly sensitive, you may want to wear glasses or goggles for your eyes and use a bandanna or dust mask for your mouth. (This is especially recommended for our younger runners/walkers). For more details on the safety of our colored powder please visit our color powder safety page.

Is it safe?

Color Vibe is committed to ensuring a safe and fun run and event for all of our participants. Since 2012, the Color Vibe has held over 400 events with over 1,000,000 participants and spectators enjoying our awesome, colorful events!

Our custom color powder is made in the USA and our manufacturer ensures quality control by following Good Manufacturing Practices (G.M.P.) and is G.M.P. compliant. The Food and Drug Administration sets these manufacturing guidelines. Color Vibe powder is non-flammable.

There are many knock-off or low quality color runs out there that use overseas powder made in India. The powder from India is cheap to buy, however it comes with unknown risks. Color Vibe has always felt that it is worth the extra investment to use the best quality color powder available even though it is much more expensive. We encourage people to make sure that if you sign-up to participate in a color run, you do so with a company like Color Vibe that uses only high quality color powder that is made in the USA, the greatest country on the planet!

Color Vibe remains committed to working with local officials to ensure our event protocols reflect best practices, eliminate hazards, and ensures a safe event. Click the following link for more details on the safety of our colored powder.

Can I take pictures?

Of course! For most events we'll also have our Color Vibe professional photography team covering all of the Color Vibe madness! If you do bring your camera, phone, pager, Walkman, or 8-track, we recommend keeping it in a plastic bag to keep the dust out!

If you are a photographer / videographer that would like to come and shoot our event, we will grant you permission with the understanding that any photographs / video you take may be used and edited by Color Vibe for marketing and promotional purposes with or without your written consent. By photographing or recording our event you acknowledge and agree to this condition.

What about weather?

The Color Vibe event will take place rain or shine. In the unlikely event of severe weather, stay tuned to the Color Vibe Facebook Event Page for updates. We'll take precautions as recommended by the National Weather Service, but only in extreme cases will the event be postponed or cancelled. Your safety is our number one priority--your fun is our close second.

Are kids allowed at the Color Vibe?

Yes, bring 'em all! The kids love to get colored just as much as the rest of us, and it's super fun to throw color all over them and make a big mess! Kids 12 and under are FREE! (Processing fee still applies). All kids must be registered in order to participate and must be accompanied by a paid adult. Please be sure to look after your kid(s) at the color event, so they don't get lost in the crowd.

Can my family watch?

Most definitely they can come be a part of the craziest color day of your life! Just be sure to give them a big hug at the finish line for coming to support you! :) There's also lots of fun booths and vendors for them to check out while you're getting color blasted on the color course!

Can I wear costumes?

Heck Yes! We love costumes! The whiter the better! Life's too short to not be silly and have some fun, so grab a crazy wig and a costume, or get a tutu from the Color Vibe store and let the fun times begin!

You wanna do a color run?

I wanna do a 5k run and get color blasted! The Color Vibe is the best 5k run where you'll get covered with vibrantly awesome colors and have a blast as you get color thrown all over you! Plus, you'll get hooked up with all the freshest gear for you to customize yourself. Too legit. So keep it cool and get ready to rock it out!

What is the difference between a color run and chalk run?

What's the difference between a color run and chalk run you ask? The Color Vibe is a 5K Run with color that is sometimes referred to as a paint run, paint race, chalk run, chalk race, or our personal favorite "color paint chalk race 5K run and party event". So when people refer to a chalk or paint run, they are most likley talking about the same thing as a color run, (or colour run, depending on where you live). Color Vibe might be one of many 5k color runs throughout the nation, but it has the best color party around, and it's a first-class color 5K production!

What time does the color race begin?

Most of our color races begin either at 8:00 or 9:00 AM (check your Official Color Vibe Event Guide for the exact start time), and then we'll release waives every 5 minutes or so. We recommend getting there 60 minutes early so you have plenty of time to park and stretch! All good things must come to an end, so the color party usually concludes between 11am-12pm.

Can I Walk the Color Vibe?

Walking is totally acceptable here at the Color Vibe. You will be one of many who will be walking. We don't time the race and it is non-competitive, so you won't feel any pressure. Enjoy the beautiful colors!

Can I purchase more items at the event?

Yes! There will be loads of awesome items for purchase at the event so you can show the world how much fun you had! You can get colorful tutus, vibrant bandannas, colorful sunglasses, and awesomely epic Color Vibe Shirts to run in, or wear to the club.

How do I volunteer for the Color Vibe?

We'd love to have you come and help as a volunteer! Please select the color event in your city or area, and then click on the volunteer link in the menu on the left hand side to register as a volunteer. Volunteers typically throw color on the participants, and/or help with registration, and clean up, and give lots of love at the finish line (high fives and "Good Job, you did it's!").

Who does it benefit?

The Color Vibe is a for-profit event. We partner with local charities and non-profit organizations in each of the cities we hold our events which will receive a portion of the proceeds. The amount is based on the size of the event and the involvement of the charity.

You can visit each event location to learn more about the organization we are working with in your local area. Our goal is to provide donation opportunities, generate awareness of the charity in the community, and maintain strong relationships with our charity partners. Our charity partners are awesome to work with, and the absolutely love partying with us at the Color Vibe!

What's the price and how do I register for the best day of my life?

The registration price for the Color Vibe 5K varies based on each location and how soon you register for the event. The sooner you register the less expensive the cost. It's totally worth it, and you won't forget it!

Can I refund my registration?

Bummer, No. Unfortunately it's impossible for us to offer refunds. You can still pick up your race packet and race goodies, or you can transfer your registration to someone else up to 1 week prior to the event free of charge.

Can I transfer my Color Vibe registration?

Yes! You can transfer your Color Vibe tickets to someone else up to 1 week prior to the event. In order to to transfer registrations, you need to send us the name, contact info, email, and shirt size of the person to whom the registration will be transferred to. We can then take care of the rest.

Can you ship my race packet to me?

Since we do not charge a shipping fee, we are unable to ship out any merchandise, color packs, and runner packs if the participant does not pick them up at the event.

Can I run with my llama?

Of course (not)! Llama's and other pets like dogs (anything non-human that poops) are not eligible to participate in Color Vibe. Bummer! But we don't want

Are there age limits?

No way! Everyone is welcome to come have tons of colorful fun at Color Vibe! We do recommend that your kids are properly protected with sunglasses, and for toddlers and infants, maybe even something to cover their mouth. The powdered chalk is non-toxic and made mainly with corn starch, but it could irritate the smaller ones more than adults.

All kids, ages 1-12 years old are allowed to run free (processing fee not included) with a paid adult. Kids tickets do not come with a runners kit (t-shirt, sunglasess, tatoos, etc...). However, it may be purchased as part of the registration process. All kids who wish to participate must be registered. Strollers are totally fine, just note that some courses may be in dirt/grass, or trails, so jogging strollers work the best.

Is the race timed?

No timing chips, but you will have the "time of your life"! The Color Vibe is not competitive, we're all about getting people active and having fun! Plus, we're a great 'gateway' into other running events, like 10K's, half marathons, marathons, triathlons, and mall-walking. If you do want to be timed, we suggest that you wear a watch or start the timer on your phone and run, run, run, as fast as you can! We'll be so proud of you! :)

When is Check-in / Packet Pickup?

The location of Check-in / Packet Pickup is usually at the venue where the race will be held, or at a local running store.

Check-in / Packet Pickup is usually held the day before the event to alleviate congestion on race day and give everyone a better event experience. We strongly encourage you to come to Packet Pick-up or have someone pick it for you.

Please bring your confirmation ticket that was emailed to you after you registered in order to obtain your packet. You can pick up other people's packets as long as you have their confirmation ticket, and they know you're picking it up. We can scan your tickets from your smart phone, so let's be green and save a tree. If you've lost your ticket, no worries, we can search you by name, with a valid ID.

See the Event Guide specific to your city.

What is included with my Color Vibe ticket?

Each ticket provides entry into the event and includes a participant t-shirt, sunglasses, race bib, tattoos, and a color pack. You may also purchase additioanl color run swag at Check-in or on event day.

What is the color event like?

The Color Vibe Race Series has grown to cover the entire nation with colorful, vibrant events! Each Color Vibe 5k is a 3.1 mile fun run/walk infused with bright colors, great music, and lots of laughter. Runners start the race clean only to pass through four color stations along the course, finishing at an awesome Color Vibe party with epic color throws, incredible music from our DJ, and tons of fun.

The point of this event is to share a life experience with friends and family. Most participants have never ran a 5K before, so the Color Vibe becomes an entry way into a more active, more healthy lifestyle.

A Color Vibe event begins on Friday for "Check-In", where participants get to pick up their white shirts, color packs, and any fun gear they've pre-purchased for the event. They also get to meet some of the staff and Charity Partner, as well as purchase some additional swag. On Saturday morning, participants arrive and get warmed up by a fantastic Zumba pre-race workout and dance party.

The countdown begins and color is thrown in every direction as the runners take off on a very colorful adventure from the start-line. At the end of the race, a DJ and MC await to get the party started! End of Running equals beginning of party. What follows is a colorful party of dancing, craziness, and color throwing. Its very fun, super colorful, and full of positive energy for everyone.

Participants leave with awesome memories and bright colors from head to toe, while feeling a sense of accomplishment for completing. It's a fantastic event that receives very positive feedback, and is an experience that participants will never forget

What should I wear?

You can wear what ever you want but we suggest white clothing because it shows up the color the best! No mankini's allowed. Sorry.

Will the color stain my clothes, shoes, or makeup?

If you want a lot of color to hit your shirt, plan to run or walk closer to the color throwers. If you want only a little bit of color, run or walk in the farthest lane from the throwers.The color does mostly wash out after the event, but some of it can stain. As with anything, the sooner you wash it the better. We suggest wearing items that you wouldn't mind getting the color on. For you blondies out there, we suggest putting in leave-in conditioner, especially if you have bleach blond hair.

Will the color get in my car?

Bring a towel or some plastic bags along, and you'll be just fine. However, if you do get some in your vehicle, it can be dusted away or vacuumed easily.

What if I see a double rainbow?

Whoa! Double rainbow.. It's so beautiful!! We do the best we can to provide an unforgettable experience, similar to seeing a double rainbow! Rest assured, you're going to love the Color Vibe 5k paint run - it's amazing!!

Where can I get tickets?

Great news, you're almost there! Just head on over to our Color Vibe locations page, select the city nearest you, and purchase your Color Vibe tickets online!

I still have more questions?

Still more questions? Visit our contact page to shoot us an e-mail.