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Color Me Proud Freedom 5K 2014
Sun, Jun 29, 2014
About This Activity
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS CLOSED. PARTICIPANTS MAY STILL REGISTER IN PERSON AT PACKET PICKUP AND ON RACEDAY MORNING.
PACKET PICKUP WILL BE THURSDAY 6/26 AND FRIDAY 6/27 FROM 4PM-8PM AT THE CORE FITNESS AND AQUATIC COMPLEX. RACE FEES AT PACKET PICKUP WILL BE $30 FOR THOSE 6+ AND $15 FOR THOSE 5 AND UNDER.
RACE DAY REGISTRATION WILL BE BETWEEN 6:45-7:45AM ON SUNDAY 6/29. RACE DAY REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE $35 FOR THOSE 6+ AND $15 FOR THOSE 5 AND UNDER.
What is the Color Me Proud Freedom 5k 2014?
We have rebranded our annual Freedom Run and added a splash of Patriotic Color! We are launching our inaugural Color Me Proud Freedom 5k Color Run on Sunday, June 29, 2014! This event is a fun family fitness 5k run open to all abilities, especially families! Participants are welcome to run, jog, or walk the event. There will be four color stations with Patriotic colors along the course. This will be an untimed event.
The color is food-grade quality cornstarch that is bio-degradable, non-toxic and 100% safe. Volunteers will be located at color stations with bulk buckets of color. Each color station will feature a Patriotic color. As runners pass, the volunteers will shower them with color.
A team captain must create the team name, and register himself or herself. From there, each team member can select the team name from the drop down menu and sign up individually. Teams will be placed in the same starting wave. Please note that creating a team does not hold to reserve spots to get your team to sign up early so you don’t miss the fun! If your team has a member that will be participating in a stroller they will be required to start in the final wave. Prizes will be awarded for the team with the most “Team Spirit!”
Spectators are able to watch participants run at start and finish lines. Spectators may not enter course or color stations.
The runners’ safety is of utmost importance, therefore, bicycles, in-line skates, and other wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs) are not allowed. Strollers are welcome, but they must wait until the last wave.
Refunds and Transferring Bibs
Entry fees are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Pre-paid team entry fees are non-refundable.
This race will happen rain or shine! The run committee will continue to monitor the weather, and follow the proper protocol in place regarding inclement weather including but not limited to thunderstorms, tornadoes, and heat. The run committee holds the right to cancel, alter, or postpone the event due to inclement weather.
What should I wear?
White or light colored clothing is recommended in order for the color to be seen, costumes are encouraged! Participants should wear clothing and shoes they don’t mind getting dirty. The Lemont Park District is not responsible for damaged clothing or accessores. Sunglasses are encouraged.
What should I bring and not bring?
Participants are encouraged to bring towels and blankets to cover the seats of their cars. If bringing a camera or phone, participants are encouraged to keep it in plastic wrap.
Can my pet participate?
Under no condition are pets are permitted in this race
Can I participate if I am pregnant or have a medical condition?
While the color is 100% safe and non-toxic, this decision is for the participant and doctor. Extra precaution is strongly advised.
How do I Volunteer?
Volunteers are critical for the success for this event. Contact Jen Saylor at Jenniferfirstname.lastname@example.org or 630.257.6787 ext. 3027 if you are interested in volunteering at this fun event!
Event schedule and times
The Race will begin at 8am. There will be a waive start with new wave beginning every 1-3 minutes. All runners must be present at the start of the race. Strollers are welcome but must start at the rear of the race in the final wave.
Registration and Entry Fee
Registration will be available on Active.com through Wednesday June 25. Register early, this event may sell out! Fees are $25 for individuals 6+ and $10 for those 5 and under. There will be a $3.25 Active.com processing fee added to each registration. Event shirts will be provided for those aged 6+. Particpants must register by June 18th to be guaranteed a shirt.
Thursday June 26 from 4pm-8pm and Friday June 27 from 4pm-8pm at the CORE Fitness and Aquatic Complex. Runners aged 6+ will receive an event t-shirt. Shirts will be available on the first come first serve basis at packet pickup to those who register by June 18th. Sizes are not guaranteed. In person registration will be available at pakcet pick for $30 for Indivduals Aged 6+ and $15 for those aged 5 and Under. Race Day Packet pickup will be held race morning from 7:00am-7:45am.
Race Day Registration
Race Day Registration will be from 7:00-7;45am. Fees will be $35 for those aged 6+ and $15 for those aged 5 and under. If this event sells out before race day registration will not be available.
The Color me Proud Freedom 5K 2014 will host an All American After Party in Centennial Park following the race. Be sure to join us for music, giveaways, and the final color throw!