The Colorful 5k - Tucson Fundraising Volunteers

Event Date

Sat, Nov 15, 2014


Tucson, AZ

About This Activity

Race Information/Event Date

November 16th, 2014

First wave of the Colorful 5k - Tucson starts at 9:00am and we will be releasing groups of runners every 30 minutes. We ask everyone to arrive by 7:00am to ensure you are all set to run by the time the we start the color madness.
*Event Date & Location is subject to change*


Reid Park
900 South Randolph Way

Tucson, AZ 85716

*Map Coming Soon*


Want to be a part of the Colorful 5k - Tucson but don't feel like jogging? Join the Graffiti Squad and pelt people with color; join the Registration team and help check in the soon to be colorful Graffiti Runners on race-day; or join one of the pre-race volunteer opportunities to help us setup the event the day before!


GRAFFITI SQUAD - So, you think you have what it takes to be on the Graffiti Squad? We’ll see about that. Do you have the desire to donate your time, energy, and special powers to the noble cause of drenching every Graffiti Runner you encounter with as much color as possible? Do you have the skill to apply said color strictly below the neck of our Graffiti Runners, ensuring only minimal color hits their precious faces? Are you prepared to be covered yourself in beautiful color (because the Graffiti Squad is no place for chromophobes)? Do you promise to wear the  Graffiti Run shirt you receive for your service at least six days a week? Did you stand up and scream “YES!” to every one of these questions? If so, there just might be a place on the Graffiti Squad for you. GRAFFITI SQUAD ASSEMBLE!

Hours - Usually, no later than 7:00am -11:30am

H20 SQUAD - Yes, our colorful participants will be running and therefore they will be thirsty.  If you want to be the most desired volunteer out on the course then the H20 SQUAD is for you.    It will be up to our H20 squad to keep the graffiti runners moving and hydrated. Please keep in mind you will also be responsible for clean up of the water bottles in your section.

Hours - Usually, no later than 7:00am -11:00am

REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN - You shall not Pass!  That is right, no one will be admitted to run the Graffiti Run the day of the event without coming to see YOU or your team!  Here you will be responsible for collecting waivers, checking ID's, checking for completion of registration, handing out bibs/shirts/headbands & delegating any hard questions to the race director present in your area.

Hours - Usually, no later than 7:00am -11:00am

STORE/COLOR PACK - This group will be responsible for distributing the Graffiti Run Gear and Graffiti Color Packs to participants at the end of the race!

Hours - Usually, no later than 7:00am -11:00am

PRE-RACE DAY VOLUNTEER CATEGORIES: ( LIMITED AVAILABILITY: These volunteers will be available to purchase a HEAVILY DISCOUNTED registration to The Graffiti Run of only $10)

PRE-PACKET PICK-UP - This is just like Registration/Check-In duties, but this will be the day before the race, this way you can still run the next day at the highly discounted race day fee of $10.

Hours - This varies and depends if there is a packet pick up in the city or not.

What is the Colorful 5k? The Colorful 5k will be the most colorful day of your life. Bold statement, we know (especially if you lived through the 70’s or ever owned a hyper-color t-shirt), but just hear us out. First off, we use the term “run” loosely here at the Colorful 5k. Our 5K course is more about having a blast with friends and family than it is about busting out four-minute miles. So feel free to run, walk, dance, crawl, roll, piggy-back ride, or summersault your way through the color madness. Secondly, the no-six-pack-required course means the Colorful 5k is for EVERYONE (unless you hate color or smiling, then you are not invited). You will see green grand-parents next to pink college students. Yellow marathon runners alongside blue children. Orange moms next to purple unicorns*. We only have two rules: you must get absolutely drenched in color and have an amazing time.

*unicorns not guaranteed

How does it work? Oblivious to Labor Day law, you arrive at the starting line in all the white clothing you could find in your closet: white shirt (mandatory), white shorts (not mandatory, yet encouraged), white socks (are there any other kind?), white cape (yes!), white tuxedo (you should save that for your wedding). In your white duds you take off from the starting line like a pristine canvas, ready to become a beautiful, jogging piece of art. Throughout the course you encounter “Graffiti Zones” where our diabolical team of volunteers, staff, sponsors and leprechauns will douse you with COLOR. First green, then red, then orange, then pink, and then at the finish line a grand finale of color that will leave you feeling (and looking) like you just traveled the craziest three miles of your life. 
What is the color in The Colorful 5k? The color powder at The Colorful 5k is simply the single most powerful source of happiness on the planet. You need more details? Fine. Our color powder is a non-toxic, non-rash inducing corn starch based product. It is 100% natural and safe.

What happens after the Colorful 5k? The color shenanigans continue long after the finish line is in your color-stained rear view mirror at our post-5K Color Party! This is where your color limit is truly put to the test, as periodic “color explosions” rock the party site. Music, food, festivities, and color will be available to cap off the most colorful day of your life!

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