COLOR FUN RUN + WALK 2024

Get wonderfully colorful at the third annual Color Fun Run + Walk! Whether you choose to walk, run, or do anything in between, get ready to transform into a technicolor masterpiece while supporting the HV Arts Council.

May 4, 2024, from 3 to 4 pm
Woolsey Park on Saturday
Please arrive no later than 2:45pm to check in

Rain date: Sunday May 4

HV Arts Council Color Fun Run 2021

Courtesy of Benoit Cortet

Start your colorful adventure at the new Hopewell Township bandshell where multiple waves of runners and walkers will set out on the fun-run course. Enjoy entertainment and a dance party with music and warm-up/entertainment by hula hoop master Angela of ‘Color Me Hoopy’. The run culminates with a lively group color toss. Remember to capture your colorful moments at the selfie station. And treat yourself to Johnson’s homemade ice cream, available for purchase.

Finish your Saturday errands and sports activities, then come out to have some fun!  A white shirt is a must, but consider adding white headbands, shorts, or knee socks, and watch them turn from pristine white to rainbow in minutes. If you and your team want to go all out, wear a crazy hat or costume.  May 4th is “May the Fourth Be With You” day, so Star Wars-themed accessories would be fun!

Courtesy of Benoit Cortet

Each participant will receive a bottle of water and a personal-sized color packet for the closing group color toss.  Participants who register by April 26 will also receive a pair of novelty sunglasses!

All participants are required to sign the release linked in your ticket(s) email. Please print and bring a signed copy of the release for each purchased ticket to the registration tent upon your arrival at Woolsey Park.

Ticket Options:

LAST MINUTE INFO FOR RUNNERS / WALKERS:

  • Please arrive no later than 2:45pm 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
HVArts Angel from Cole Me Hoopy

SPONSORSHIPS
Color station business and family SPONSORSHIPS are available! It’s a great way to promote your business while supporting the HV Arts Council. Sponsors have the opportunity to serve as the color blasters. It is great fun for your employees or members of your family!

VOLUNTEER
We are looking for adult and student volunteers to help at the Color Run. Click on the appropriate button to pick a time slot. It is a lot of fun!

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Aprill 22 will receive a pair of neon sunglasses. All participants will receive a bottle of water. Silly and colorful outfits/costumes are encouraged. Since it is Star Wars “May the 4th be With You” day so Star Wars-theme attire would be awesome!

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.
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 4pm.

Is each purchased ticket holder required to sign an event release?

Yes. You can find a link to the release here and 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. Link to Relea

If you have any other questions, please email us.