Join us in our own Garden City version of a 5k color run/walk! It’s a great way to get the whole family up and active and will create fun memories with friends. So strap on your running shoes, wear something that can get dirty, and add a little color to a dull run!
Participants of all ages can join in as long as they’re on their feet. You can race a friend, time yourself, beat old records, or just cruise through and enjoy the sight.
The whole shindig will take place on August 16th 2014 at the river. It’ll be a great way to end the summer and start the school year. So register today!
Things you need to know!
What is a “Rainbow Run”?
If you’re unfamiliar with color runs than this is a great place to start! Our 5k rainbow run is great for advanced or beginner runners/walkers. A 5k is 3.1 miles long and as you reach certain points in the course you will run through an explosion of powder color gently tossed at you from the sidelines by volunteers. Once you’ve reached the end of the 5k you’ll be greeted by music and later a finale of more color thrown all around.
How much does this cost?
The entry fee is $25 per runner/walker of any age 6 and up (ages 5 and under run free with an adult). With this $25 you get a white t-shirt that’s ready for some color and a place in this epic run (not to mention a lot of fun!). For an extra $7 you can get a custom pair of Rainbow Run sunglasses. You’ll need to have your registration and any sunglass orders in by August 2nd to receive them. If you get your registration in late the cost only lowers to $20 and you can still run but you won’t have a t-shirt of awesomeness! Checkout t-shirt designs and sunglass colors and design below on the order form.
How will this work?
Once you’ve filled out your paper work you drop it off at Palace Computer Center 1816 Palace Dr. (while you’re there checkout computers or any services provided by Palace Computer Center!), or personally give it to Kristin Gallardo or Baily Smith. Then you just wait till the big day August 16th 2014. Park in the 3I parking lot. Check in will begin at 8:00 am and end at 8:45 am that day. The running will begin at 9:00 am and be ran in waves depending on how many participants there are. Once you’ve checked in you’ll receive your shirt and or glasses. Groups will be made, but don’t worry we won’t separate you from someone you would like to be with. Once your group is sent out you’ll be decorated in colors at different points spread out over the course. Groups will not be forced to stay together they are just made for traffic control. After you are decked out in colors and you’ve completed your 5k there will be a gathering area where the finale will be held after everyone has completed the course. The finale will include music and even more color!
Should I bring anything with me?
Bringing your own personal water bottle is always a good idea on a run, but if you don’t want to carry one don’t fret. We’ll have water stations with cups of water set up along the course. Wear some good tennis shoes, and even though we’ll have a shirt for you there please wear a shirt to check-in. Public nudity is not cool. If you don’t buy our sunglasses you may want to bring your own pair or a pair of goggles to avoid getting color powder in your eyes. No need to panic though, our powder is completely safe and natural!
Make sure you’re hydrated, start drinking lots of water a few days in advanced, but don’t overkill. Use common sense. Stretch before you run. Don’t eat 12 donuts right before you run. Know your limitations; don’t push yourself if you aren’t comfortable with your abilities. Also there will be porta-potties available but it’s a good idea to go before you come.
Are there any rules?
No you can do whatever you want! Just kidding, what kind of people do you think we are? Don’t worry there’s nothing unreasonable though.
1. Runners stay to the left and walkers stay to the right
2. Follow the flags
3. Be safe
4. Be a good sport
5. No sandals, flip flops, etc. Protect your feet
6. No fighting, or cutting people off
7. Participants are not to throw the powder unless directed to
8. Get colorful!
What/who is this for?
Well fun mainly! Along with that it is also a fundraiser for a music trip to Europe in the summer of 2015 with Kansas Music Ambassadors. Kristin Gallardo and Baily Smith (that’s us!) are your hosts for this race. We know you’re probably more interested in the race than the reason behind it but if you would like to hear more about the trip and what we will be doing or questions about the run feel welcome to contact either of us at:
Baily Smith: (620-290-7612)
Kristin Gallardo: (620-640-2134)