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fun run in color

Fun Run…In Color

Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 8:30A Race Start | Memorial Park

Fun Run in Color is a color-filled run/walk for all ages and abilities.

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.

The Fun Run in Color is an untimed run/walk for all ages and abilities, presented by the Wheaton Park District and the Rotary Club of Wheaton AM. All participants will receive a finisher’s medal.

Support Inclusive Play

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Play for All Playground & Garden Foundation.

Sensory Garden Playground logo


Interested in volunteering for the Fun Run in Color? Sign up here or contact Brian Morrow at bmorrow@wheatonparks.org.

Pet Policy

Due to the nature of this event, pet participation is not allowed.

If you require a service dog, please contact Michelle Artis, Race Director at martis@wheatonparks.org or 630.510.5135 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).


Check out some of our frequently asked questions here to see if we have an answer for you.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Amy Seklecki at aseklecki@wheatonparks.org or 630-510-4989.

Make the Colors in Your Shirt Last

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/ .

NOTE: Please consult your doctor prior to participating in the event if you are pregnant or experience respiratory problems.  The colors used for the event are 100% biodegradable and nontoxic, so any powder that may have made it home with you can safely be removed with soap and water.

We suggest leaving valuables at home or locked in your car. It is best to keep phones in a sealed bag or secure during the run to avoid color dust.

If you would like to participate, but do not want to partake in the color portion there is space at each station to safely run around to avoid any color contact.


April 13, 2019
8:30 am - 11:00 am
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Memorial Park
208 W Union Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Wheaton Park District

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