Fun Run…In Color
April 17, 2021 | 8:30A Race Start | Downtown Wheaton
The Fun Run in Color is presented by the Wheaton Park District and the Rotary Club of Wheaton AM.
This is no old-fashioned run. This is the Fun Run in Color.
Here’s how it works: You show up in your brightest white shirts, shorts, and shoes and we shower you along the route with vibrant color made from safe, food-grade, biodegradable cornstarch. By the time you cross the finish line, you’ll be a brilliant color palette of warm and cool hues. With wave starts, four color stations, and a final color toss at the after-party, you’re guaranteed to go home wearing colors you’ve never worn before. Have no fear, these colors are non-toxic and easily come off in the wash.
Support Inclusive Play:
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Play for All Playground & Garden Foundation.
Interested in donating support?
The Play for All Playground & Garden Foundation provides ongoing support to advance the mission to create barrier-free and universally-accessible outdoor play spaces and gardens in DuPage County. Through the cognitive, social, and physical values of play, the Foundation promotes a spirit of inclusion and enhance quality of life, as well as supports involvement in recreation and wellness activities for all people and abilities. Learn more at playforalldupage.org.
Registration & Entry Fee:
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Event Details & Policies:
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The Fun Run in Color 2021 will host an after-race color party following the race. Be sure to stick around for DJ entertainment, giveaways, and the final color throw!
Teams must sign up and pay together at the time of registration. Additional runners can be added to the team once the minimum four (4) person team count is met. Teams must consist of four or more people. If you have problems adding a member to a team, please contact race director, Amy Seklecki at 630.510.4989 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The color is food-grade quality cornstarch that is biodegradable, non-toxic, and 100% safe. Volunteers will be located at color stations with bulk buckets of color. Each color station will feature a new color. As runners pass, the volunteers will toss the color. If you are pregnant, or experience asthma, consulting your doctor before running is strongly encouraged. Some people will wear a bandana over their face to inhibit any additional dust in their face. There are paths that allow you to avoid color if you wish.
Want to preserve the color in your Fun Run shirt?
Find out how you can make the fun colors last at http://trainfora5k.com/how-to-preserve-color-in-color-run-shirt/.
Spectators are able to watch participants run at the start and finish lines. Spectators may not enter the course or color station areas.
Kids and adults of all ages are encouraged to participate in this fun run!
The runners’ safety is of utmost importance, therefore, bicycles, in-line skates, and other wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs or hand cranks) are not allowed. Strollers are not encouraged but may participate if they wait until the last wave.
Due to the nature of this event, pet participation is not allowed. If you require a service dog, please contact Race Director, Amy Seklecki, at 630.510.4989 or email@example.com in advance of the event so accommodations can be made. This rule exists for the safety of the animals and patrons and to follow the suggested safety guidelines and best practices of the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA).
Please make note of any special accommodations while registering. For further questions, please contact the Race Director, Amy Seklecki, at 630.510.4989 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every participant will be required to sign a waiver when registering online. Waivers will also be available to sign at packet pick-up. For those under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must sign the waiver.
This race will happen rain or shine! The run committee monitors the weather and follows the proper protocol in place regarding inclement weather including but not limited to thunderstorms, tornadoes, and heat. The run committee holds the right to cancel, alter, or postpone the event in the interest of the runner, volunteer, and staff safety. Registration is non-refundable.
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For information about sponsoring this event, please contact Amy Seklecki at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-510-4989.