2017 Color Splash 5K

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2017 Color Splash 5K
Saturday, September 30, 2017 • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fairgrounds Park
351 N Cleveland Ave, Hagerstown, MD, 21740, United States
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HEAL is hosting the 5th annual Color Splash 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, September 30th.  Color Splash is a unique family event where participants get “splashed” with an array of powder colors throughout the course. This “fun run” is geared towards all fitness levels.

Late Registration (September 9th through September 30th) – $40

Family 4 Discount: With a special invitation code, groups of 4+ will receive be $25 per person. Email events@ymcahagerstown.org for more information.

Refund Policy: Entry fees are non-refundable. You are able to transfer your registration or change information up until September 27.


Click HERE to register! 

Important Race Day Information: 

♦ Packet Pick- Up: You can pick up your race packet from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29th at Fairgrounds Park. If you chose not to pick up your packet on Friday night, packets will still be available to pick up prior to the race.

♦ Children 5 and Under: You don’t need to registration children 5 and under online. You will need to sign a liability waiver for them, which will be available at Packet Pick-up and the morning of the event. You can also download a copy here: 2017 Participant Informed Consent Form

♦ Gates: The gates will open at 7:30 am for the event and WILL CLOSE PROMPTLY at 8:45 am. Please be sure to arrive in time to pick up your packet if you decide not to take advantage of the Packet Pick-up the evening before. Also if you have children 5 years or younger allow enough time to sign the liability waiver.

♦Parking: There will be all on-site parking at Fairgrounds Park.

♦ Waves: A colored wrist band will be provided identifying your wave. The waves will be released minutes apart. Further instructions will be provided the day of the race.

♦ Map: View the course map here: 2017 Color Splash Map

Click HERE to register! 

Frequently Asked Questions:
♦ What is Color Splash? HEAL’s Color Splash 5K Run/Walk is a unique family event where participants get “splashed” with an array of powder colors throughout the course. This “Fun Run” is geared towards all fitness levels. There will be a clock but no timing chips.

♦ What do I wear? We will provide a white Color Splash 5K t-shirt the morning of registration or during our Pre-event Check-in session. You are welcome to wear this or anything else you’d like to show off your splash of colors. Some people will be wearing other colorful items, such as knee socks, and bright shorts and shoes. Be creative. It is your time to shine!

♦ Are the colors safe? Will they hurt my clothes? The color is basically food grade cornstarch and is 100% natural and SAFE. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our color throwers will make sure to aim low as you pass by. You can choose to wear glasses or goggles to protect your eyes and use a bandanna to cover your mouth if you prefer. Although the colors should wash out of your clothes, there is a possibility it might not. You will be messy.

♦ Is it harmful if you inhale it? Although all the materials are food grade, it is not recommend inhaling large quantities of color powder. Anyone who has asthma, is allergic to any of the ingredients or has any respiratory issues should exercise caution when participating in the event. 

♦Can I bring a stroller? Absolutely! As long as you understand that it will end up rainbow colored just like you. All kids 5 and under can run with an adult FREE of charge and do not need to register. An Informed Consent must be signed for them. 2017 Participant Informed Consent Form

♦Can I run with my dog? Sorry, no dogs allowed.

♦Will the color hurt the seats of my car on my drive home? We recommend bringing towels to protect the seats of your car, just in case. You can also bring a change of clothes. Restrooms will be available; however, there isn’t a secure sight on the premises of the event to keep your belongings.

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