Sunday, April 7th, 2019
AAA Lower Field
9:30 AM
(Rain date Sunday, April 14th)

Event Highlights:  Participants wear white shirts and are doused in color powder at various check points along the route with a finale of color at the Finish Line.  Participants can also join the Teacher Hot Heat Run and throw colors at favorite Ancillae faculty and staff as they cross the Finish Line!  The Color Course is open for ages 3 and older and includes 4 loops around.  Pre-registered participants receive a color bag with white event t-shirt, sunglasses, and a color packet to throw.  Montessori-aged children are welcome to dash in our No-Color Rainbow Run.  Breakfast and/or lunch is available for purchase at food trucks on site.

Entry/Registration:  To register, complete and return the tear-off below or register online at www.ancillae.org.  Check-in and walk-on registration will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  No color bag guarantee if registering at event.  

Fees:  Individual registration is $20 per person.  Family registration is $55 per family.  No cost for the No-Color Rainbow Run!

Benefits:  Proceeds from this event will benefit the McCoy Memorial Scholarship.

BECOME A SPONSOR- Contact Kerry Harp at 215.885.1636 x 133 for details or submit a form online.

Register Here!!

Tips for the Color Fun!

Come hungry!  We are excited to offer breakfast and lunch items for purchase from the awesome food trucks NVDonuts and The Grilly Cheese.

Wear items from your color fun event bag.  The provided sunglasses/goggles will help prevent you from getting color in your eyes.  The bandana too will keep the powder away from your mouth and nose.  It’s recommended that you close your eyes and mouth as you run past the color stations!

Take before and after pics at our photo area!  You’ll want to see what all this color is about!

Expect to get colorful!  You will have colored powder tossed towards you at 4 different stations on the course.  The color is non-toxic, food-grade cornstarch.  Be sure to wear the provided color fun event t-shirt and clothes that you don’t mind getting messy.  Wear a hat to keep the powder out of your hair if you prefer.

Participants in the color course must be 3 and older, but any youngsters looking for a color-free experience can dash in our no-color Rainbow Run.

Keep your color fun event t-shirt as a souvenir! Color can be made permanent by soaking the item in vinegar, allowing it to air dry, and then ironing it before putting it through the regular wash.

Clean-up is part of the fun!  Bring baby wipes, tissues, and towels for your car.    A towel or sheet over the seat will ensure that all the color stays on you and off of your car.

FAQs

What is the color made of?

The vibrant colors are made up of corn starch and FD&C and/or D&C colors. Color safety information: Approved for use in foods, cosmetics and/or drugs. These products are not considered hazardous, 29 CFR 1910-1200.

Can we eat the colors?

Not recommended. It is corn starch but will taste like colored dirt.  Although the color stations make people so happy that they may smile widely through the color blast, it will result in a mouth full of color.  When you approach the color station, take a deep breath and close your mouth as you revel in the color explosion.

Can you inhale it?

It's a lot like breathing in dust and dirt, extensive exposure is not recommended. If possible, we recommend you provide a white bandana or other covering for them to put over their nose and mouth.  Anyone who has asthma, is allergic to corn starch, or has any respiratory issues should exercise caution when participating in color powder events.

What if it gets in my eyes?

Participants should wear sunglasses, not only will everyone look cool, but it will greatly reduce the chances of colors in eyes. However, the color is non-toxic. A simple rinse with water will take care of you.

Will the color wash off skin/out of hair?

Yes! The easiest way to get it off is while it's still dry (shake, wiggle, jump up and down, vacuum, etc.). After that, soap and water, with a little rinse and repeat action will do the trick.

Will the color stain my clothes, hair, shoes, etc.?

The color washes out of most materials, but just in case, we want you to wear items you are not worried about staining so you can enjoy the event to its fullest! Depending on how colorful you get, the color may stain your skin, hair, and clothes until finally coming out after a few good washes. To help prevent stains we recommend removing as much excess color as possible before washing. If you have lighter colored hair, you may want to cover up with a hat or spread coconut oil on your hair prior to the event.