In Running Colour 2017
4 KM & 1 KM Fun Run
Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 a.m. Columbia Lake, Waterloo, Ontario
Celebrate running with IN RUNNING COLOUR!
A colour-themed run in Waterloo Region? Why not! Run your funnest race of the summer and be blitzed with colour along the way!
This run is either 4 kilometres, or 1 kilometre for children! The children's 1k starts after the final 4k runner has finished. You don't want to miss it :)
The 5th annual In Running Colour will go May 27 at Columbia Lake. Join us and support Special Olympics Ontario Kitchener-Waterloo.
All participants will receive a white race t-shirt, which should be worn for maximum colour exposure. This is one of the latest fads in running. Read last year's recap here.
Individual, Fun Run
Individual, Fun Run, 12 and under (parents can register too!)
This event is part of Run Waterloo's Run Plus series.
These events are truly running events, but with a twist. Whether it's pancakes, colour, mud or a Santa suit, this plus experience makes these runs fun and fresh.
Explore all Run Plus events.
REGISTRATION POLICY: All entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable. There are no exceptions once a person has registered.
After these dates, entries will only be accepted at Kit Pickup.
RACE WEEKEND - REGISTRATION AND KIT PICKUP
Race Kits & T-shirt/Colour Pickup will take place:
Runners’ Choice, Friday May 26, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Columbia Lake (field behind OpenText), Saturday May 27, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Registrations will be accepted at these times and locations.
You can earn a FREE ENTRY by raising $100 in pledges! It's easy; see below for more information!
All participants will receive a white cotton race t-shirt which should be worn during the race for maximum colour exposure! In the Designated Colour Zones (DCZ), all participants will be blitzed with a series of colours.
Each participant will receive an individual packet of colour for their own individual use, and a pair of sunglasses. Feel free to bring goggles or anything else you feel necessary!
Additional colour packets will be available for sale to bombard your friends!
After the 4 KM, all participants will have the opportunity to watch the 1 KM event for kids!
Proceeds and pledges from In Running Colour will go to support Special Olympics Ontario Kitchener-Waterloo.
Signing up and running helps out, but please also consider collecting pledges! Every participant who raises a minimum of $100 gets a full entry fee refund.
The top pledge raiser wins a BBQ!
Minimum $50 in Pledges - Free Saucony Socks
Minumum $100 in Pledges - Free Entry plus Socks
Minimum $250 in Pledges - $100 Saucony Gift Certificate at Runners' Choice, Free Entry, Socks
Minimum $500 in Pledges - $200 Saucony Gift Certificate at Runners' Choice, Free Entry, Socks
Top Fundraiser - will receive a BBQ
Two ways to fundraise:
1. All runners have their own online page to securely raise money.
2. To collect pledges in-person (with cash or cheque), a paper form is available.
Directions to Columbia Lake:
From Hwy 401 take exit 278 (from Toronto) or exit 278B (from London) to Hwy 8 West Kitchener.
Exit at Hwy 85 Waterloo.
Exit at University Ave. West (second University Ave. exit).
Turn right at Weber Street North.
Turn left at Columbia Street West.
Turn right at Hagey Boulevard at the University of Waterloo.
Parking is available for free at the University of Waterloo, Lot X
It is an 800m walk along Frank Tompa Drive to the venue
Enjoy musical entertainment, a group celebration of colour (see photo above) and a variety of refreshments following your run.
Grand Prize Draw: Beautiful T-Shirt Quilt!
Bonus Draw Prize: A pair of Saucony Shoes.
Winners must be present to claim prizes.
May 27 8:00 AM EDT - Race Day Registration Opens
May 27 10:00 AM EDT - 4KM Wave 1 Starts
May 27 11:15 AM EDT - 1KM Starts (after last 4KM runner)
Lloyd Schmidt, Race Director