Color Fun Run & Walk
A SMALL NUMBER OF TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!
REGISTER ASAP – DON’T MISS THE FUN
Come out to celebrate health and happiness! Become a living piece of art at the all-new Hopewell Valley Arts Council Color Fun Run & Walk at Woolsey Park on Sunday, September 19 from 11am to 1pm.
LAST MINUTE INFO FOR RUNNERS / WALKERS:
- Please arrive at 10:30am/10:45am to allow time to park and check in.
- Bring one signed waiver per runner / walker. (Link to waiver)
- Wear white so you can get colorful!
- See the FAQs below for all the info
Everyone’s a winner on this 1.5+ mile course where individuals, teams, and families can walk, run, or anything in between. Watch whatever you wear turn into a technicolor masterpiece as you pass through color stations along the route and volunteers shower participants with food-grade dyed cornstarch. The run will end with a fun dance party and one last group color blast. Special recognition will be awarded to individuals or teams with the wackiest run get-up’s! Color fun runs are inspired by the Hindu festival of Holi and now take place around the world as a celebration of love, fun and color. Tickets start at $20 – see below for ticket details.
Plan Your Visit
Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 11am-1pm
Woolsey Park, 221 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd, Titusville, NJ
10:30-10:45am – Arrival time! Be guided to the parking area, and, once parked, visit the Check-In tents and bring your signed release. Click here to download release which can also be found in FAQs below.
You’ll receive a pair of novelty sunglasses, one bottle of water, a t-shirt (if you ordered one with your ticket), an individual color packet — to save to use during the finale! You’ll also be notified which wave of runners/walkers you have been assigned to.
11:00am – Full-body warm up is next! Lead by Dawn Berman, of The Pennington Studio for Dance, you’ll be limbered up and ready to go. Then, after a fun dance or two to pumped us up even more, you will be called to the starting line by “wave.” With a flap of the starting flag….you are off. Be as silly and goofy as you want! Whistling, singing and skipping are welcome! Fun hats and other crazy accessories are encouraged! Remember it’s all about having FUN!!!
“Celebration-Only” ticket holders will remain in the Closing Celebration Field and be entertained with heart-thumping, DJ-curated music until the runners/walkers finish the course.
Everyone must stay on the designated path. Five color blast stations will be positioned along the route. As you pass through each station, you will be squirted with people-safe colored powder. If you happen to get it in your eyes, don’t panic. Just rinse it out with water. There will be extra water available at each color blast station. Please, only go through each color station once to make sure there is plenty of color for everyone! If you do not want to be squirted, just tell the volunteers and walk to the side.
You will end the route back in the field for the Closing Celebration. Dance and enjoy the music while others finish the course. Check yourself out in the mirror and visit our colorful selfie station!
Around 12:15pm, there will be a short fun dance performance by The Pennington Studio for Dance. Another group dance or two…then we will end with our grand finale….the group color toss!
There will be blow-off stations available to remove excessive color powder before you get into your car. For refreshment, shaved ice will be available for purchase.
Be sure to read the “Frequently Asked Questions” for helpful preparation tips.
Adults & Youth 6-18 (without an event tee-shirt) – $20.00 +$1.39 Fee
This ticket receives a pair of fun event sunglasses, one individual color packet for the group color toss, and a bottle of water.
Adults & Youth 6-18 (with an event tee-shirt) – $30.00 +$1.59 Fee
This ticket receives an event tee-shirt, a pair of fun event sunglasses, one individual color packet for the group color toss, and a bottle of water.
Kids Under 5 (must be with registered adults) – FREE
Kids’ tickets receive a pair of fun event sunglasses, one individual color packet for the group color toss, and a bottle of water.
Closing Celebration-Only Ticket – $5 +$1.09 Fee
This ticket provides entry to the closing celebration including one individual color packets for the group color toss and one bottle of water.
Color Blast Sponsors
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is the course strenuous? Do I need to be athletic?
The course is mostly on grass with slight inclines in a few places. If you can walk two miles, you can certainly handle our course. You are encouraged to run or walk as fast or as slow as you like, as long as you complete the course in one hour. There will be no judges or timers. The point of the event is to have fun and support the arts in Hopewell Valley. Participants will be sent out onto the course in waves, with runners going first, then walkers, and then families with small children.
2. Are the color powders safe?
All of the color powders are made of food grade, biodegradable products with FDA approved dyes. All participants are encouraged to wear sunglasses to reduce the chance of getting powder in your eyes. If it does, the powder is non-toxic and can be rinsed out of your eyes with water. We also recommend wearing a bandana or mask to cover your nose and mouth while passing through the color stations to minimize inhaling the powder. If you do not want to be sprayed with color, you are welcome to bypass any color station.
3. Will the color wash out of my hair and off of my skin?
Yes! The easiest way to remove the color is to shake, jump, or vacuum it off while it is dry. There will be a blower station at the end of the event to remove as much powder as possible you get into your car. Once you get home,soap, water, and a bit of elbow grease will get rid of the rest.
4. Will the color powder stain/stay on my shirt?
If you want the color to stay as a cool souvenir, the color can be made permanent by soaking the shirt in vinegar, allowing it to air dry, then ironing it BEFORE putting into a washing machine. If you want to remove all of the colors, rinse and soak the shirt in a sink/bucket of cold water before placing it in a washing machine.
5. Will the color powder damage my cell phone?
The color powder is very fine and can get into the cracks of your phone. Bring a Ziploc bag or have another way to keep your phone safe during the run. There will be photographers at the event, but we still recommend having a camera available for “before” and “after” pictures.
6. What should I wear and bring to the Color Fun Run?
We highly recommend you wear a white shirt so the color powder is most visible and an old pair of sneakers or running shoes. Since the powder gets everywhere, you may want to bring a change of clothes and shoes, along with a plastic bag to stash them into. Also consider bringing a few towels to wipe off your face and cover your car seats before heading home.
Participants who register by September 12 will receive a pair of neon sunglasses. All participants will receive a bottle of water. Silly and colorful outfits/costumes are encouraged.
7. Is the color fun run appropriate for young kids and strollers?
Yes! The color fun run is appropriate for all ages who can walk two miles. Children under 5 are free but must be registered and accompanied by a registered adult at least 18 years of age. The course is mostly grass with some bumpy areas, so only all-terrain strollers are appropriate. Groups with strollers will be sent out onto the course in the last wave of participants.
8. What is the “closing celebration” and can friends/family participate without running/walking the course
At the finish line, participants are encouraged to stay for a fun dance party and a final group color toss. Each participant will receive an individual color packet at registration to save for the closing group color toss. And yes, friends/family not running/walking the course are welcome to be part of the fun by purchasing a Closing-Celebration-Only ticket for $5, which includes an individual packet of color for the group color toss, along with a bottle of water. The closing celebration will end at approximately 1pm.
9. Is each purchased ticket holder required to sign an event release?
Yes. Please review the release on the following page. You will get a copy of the release in the confirmation email you will receive after purchasing your tickets online. Please print a copy of the release for each person you purchased tickets for, and bring a signed copy of the release to the Check-In tent upon your arrival at Woolsey Park.