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Color Fun Run Guide
&
Precautions

Color runs are generally safe for most people, but it is important for each individual to assess their own health and fitness levels before participating. If that's the case, no worries you can still attend our event just avoid running in the race and enjoy our other activities for the day!

Color Powder Information

  • The color powder we use is certified non-toxic and free of heavy metals. 

  • The color powder is made from cornstarch and food coloring.

  • It is not flammable or explosive.

  • It is not an eye irritant, but it can cause temporary redness and irritation.

  • It is not harmful to breathe in, but it can cause coughing and sneezing.

  • Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before participating.

  • It is safe to take cameras and phones into the color zones, but we recommend covering them with a protective dust wrap.

  • Strollers and wagons are allowed, but they may get covered in color powder.

 

We recommend that participants take the following precautions to protect themselves from the color powder:

  • Wear goggles or sunglasses to protect your eyes.

  • Wear a bandana or dust mask to protect your mouth and nose.

  • Cover your camera and phone with a protective dust wrap or place in zip lock bag.

  • Change clothes after the event.

  • Shower and wash your hair thoroughly after event to avoid potential staining or irritation.

Who Should Avoid Running in Our Event

Color runs are generally safe for most people, but there are a few groups of people who should avoid participating:

  • People with allergies or asthma: The color powder used in color runs is typically made from cornstarch, food coloring, and baking soda. However, it is possible for some people to have allergic reactions to these ingredients. If you have allergies or asthma, it is best to talk to your doctor before participating in a color run.

  • People with respiratory problems: The color powder used in color runs can be inhaled into the lungs. This can be a problem for people with respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis, or COPD. If you have any respiratory problems, it is best to avoid participating in a color run.

  • People with open wounds: The color powder used in color runs can irritate open wounds. If you have any open wounds, it is best to cover them with bandages or gauze before participating in a color run.

  • People who are pregnant: There is no evidence that color runs are harmful to pregnant women, but it is always best to talk to your doctor before participating in any new activity.

  • Infants and small children: Color runs can be a lot of fun for kids, but it is important to supervise them closely. Make sure they wear goggles or sunglasses to protect their eyes from the color powder. You may also want to consider having them wear a mask to help prevent them from inhaling or eating the powder. For children 6 years and younger, we will have a family walk option with toddler-friendly activities so everyone can enjoy the fun!

If you are unsure whether or not you should participate in a color run, it is always best to talk to your doctor.

Cleaning Guide

  • To protect your hair from color run powder, treat it with a leave-in conditioner before the event and wash it a few times after.

  • To wash color-run clothes, dust and shake off as much color as possible after the event, rinse your clothes in cold water before washing them, and wash your clothes separately in cold water.

  • To prep and clean color run gear, blow, shake, vacuum, or dust off your gear before washing, spot clean as needed, and don't bring anything you are too worried about getting stained or having lingering color.

Additional Tips

  • If you have a wagon or stroller in the race, be prepared for it to get color bombed!

  • We recommend adding extra towels or covers to car interiors if you are concerned about powder and staining.

  • We recommend putting electronics such as cameras and phones in protective dust wrap if you are concerned about cleaning as we are not liable for any damage that might occur to your phone/camera during your fun run.

 

We hope this information is helpful! Feel free to email us with any questions.

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