Columbus AFB Color Run

Event Date

Sat, Jul 12, 2014


Columbus, MS

About This Activity

Attention: If you are a Base ID holder please resgister in person at the base Fitness Center or Youth Center. Online Registration is for Non-affliated civilans only.

Columbus 5K Color Run Info sheet for participants.

Start at Lil Blazer Playground on Sims Ave on Sat, 12 July @ 0830      Geared for 2-80 yrs.  Family, or individuals or teams.

The Columbus 5K Color Run event is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality. FitFamily event geared to bring together friends and family in a unique, healthy, and fun environment in celebration for April’s Month of the Military Child

Less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival,” using more colored powder to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention millions of vivid color combinations.

With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow:                                                                                      1. Wear white or mostly white at the starting line.                                                                                          2. Finish plastered in color

Event schedule and times

Q&A on Color Runs**A few of the most common questions asked by our fearless Color Runners…

Do I need to be some sweet ole’ runner to do this?
Oh my goodness, NO.  There are plenty of other great 5ks out there to test speed and performance. The Columbus 5K Color Run event is all about a color crazy day with friends and family. You can run, walk, crawl, or cartwheel if you wish!

How does a “Color Team” work compared with a solo runner?
Pretty simple, you register as a (4 minimum/infinity max) unit rather than as an individual.  You get to pick a groovy custom team name, anything from The Roy G Biv All-stars to Color Me Rad.  You then get to run/walk together and “help” each other get really colored up over the 5 color kilometers.  There is no “relay” component and team members can finish together as a unit or separately.

What is included with my The Color Run™ registration?
Runners will receive a race number and Columbus 5K finisher bandana.

Can I run with a jogging stroller and my kids?
On one condition…if you are prepared to be one of the hippest moms/dads on the planet!  As long as they are cute and like to have fun…all kiddos 5 and under can run with an adult FREE of charge and do not need to register!

Can I run with my dog?
NO DOGS at any of our races

Is there an age limit for younger runners?
No age limits :) If they can cover (running, jogging, walking, strolling) the 3 miles of 5K Color Run course, they can absolutely do the Color Run! We just ask that you list all family members and ages at registration.

How strict is the “white clothing dress code” for the start of the event?
As long as runners wear shirts that are mostly white, you are totally good.  They can include team logos and any other image you see fit.  Shorts/pants don’t need to be white unless it is after Labor Day.  To the point… It is really just more fun to run starting in white and ending, well…. COLORIFFIC !!!!!

How is the color administered?  Will I be hurt, maimed, or killed?
Ha ha ha! we love this one.  No, it doesn’t hurt at all.  It is like getting into a powdered sugar food fight.

You are sure??? Teenagers with paint ball guns are not involved at any point?
Yes. We are 100% sure.

Will the color ruin clothes or running shoes?
The “color” does mostly wash out after the event.  As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it the better. We suggest wearing items that you wouldn’t mind getting colorful.  If you would like to preserve the color in your running shirt, spray it with vinegar and iron it before you wash it

Do the kilometers “Color Zones” affect runner vision? Or breathing?
The Color Run™ explosions are basically food grade cornstarch and are 100% natural and SAFE.  As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our “certified” color throwers make sure to aim low as you pass by.  Some “Color Runners”  opt to wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths.  The middle lane is the “low color lane,” which offers a “lighter” color experience.  In summary: We work pretty hard to make it so our precious “Color Runners” get as much or as little color on them as they like.

Do you have “cleaning stations” at the finish after party?
We have air blown color cleaning at the finish line. With a good dusting off, you aren’t 100% clean, but you are totally good for the drive home. It is like a badge of honor!

How does the color affect the inside of cars?
Most people bring some towels for the insides of their cars, just in case. It’s like driving home from the swimming pool in your swimsuit:)

Are cameras and phones safe to have in the color zones?
Our race photographers are totally fine shooting from a medium distance (25-50 feet).  If you want to get shots right in the midst of the color we recommend covering cameras/phones with plastic wrap.

Is The Color Run™ timed?
The Color Run™ 5k is not a timed event.  Runners tend to take their sweet time out there and we realized no one really cares about their speed   We suggest self-timing for anyone desiring a finish time.

How the post-race color does throws work?
At the Finish Festival, the crowd will do a color throw every 15 minutes to welcome new runners coming in.

WELCOME TO Columbus AFB AF FitFamily Event 5K Color Run

The Columbus AFB 5K Color Run is going down on Columbus AFB. The only question is “Are you ready for the craziest, colorful, 5k of your life?” You bet you are. Race it solo or form a “color team” of 4+ members. Check out the race details below & we’ll see you all squeaky clean at the start line.


The event is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a color crazy day with your friends and family. For our events, it is about participants of all different speeds, ages, shapes, and sizes toeing the start line. Whether you are a casual morning mall walker or an Olympic athlete, the 3 miles of Color Run course will be the most enjoyable real estate you’ve traveled in a VERY long time.


Rule #1 All participants are welcome… fast, slow, runner, walker, old, and young.
Rule #2 White shirt dress code at the official start line and ready to roll by 8:30am!
Rule #3 completely colored Willy Wonka goodness at the finish.

Rule # 4 the wear of eye protection is recommended, not mandatory.



Information Sheets on Color Run available at Youth Programs and Fitness Center.

Volunteers needed. Contact  by 8 July 2014.

Register in person for ID Cardholders at Fitness Center or Youth Center

Non-affiliated civilians must register online at by 7 July 2014.

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