Color Me Rad 5K
March 30th - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Color Me Rad 5K is a charitable and fun race that benefits non-profit organizations. Along with the run, participants can get messy by throwing and being hit with colored corn starch, leaving everyone splattered with bright colors. Racers can choose to run, walk, or jog the course - and even pause to battle it out with color bombs.
With registration, color runners will receive a number, a pair of sunglasses, a Color Me Rad tattoo, t shirt, packaged color bombs, a Zumba warmup, and an all out color bombing.
This Color Me Rad 5K event in Orlando is benefiting the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. They are the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities with 4.2 million athletes in 170 countries. Here in Florida, they serve 23,387 athletes, with the help of 1,424 coaches and 17,359 volunteers. They also work to inspire an attitude of dignity and love toward every member of the community, and encourage others to see the potential in every person.
To allow as many people to participate as possible without overcrowding, participants can sign up for waves in 20-minute intervals between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., and 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. The waves are listed below.
Info for race day will be available 2 weeks prior to the race. Packet Pick-up details will also be made available then. It is important to pick up your packets (race bib, t-shirt, sunglasses, tattoo) prior to race morning because lines can get long.
Anyone can race, and racers 7 and under are free, but they must run with an adult. Those under 18 must bring a waiver signed by a parents or guardian. You can run with a team or run individually.
The Color Me Rad 5K in Orlando will be held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on Colonial Drive, west of downtown.
To learn more about Color Me Rad, read our blog about it, "A RAD New Orlando Tradition."