SEPTEMBER 22, 2018   |   PELLA, IA

 

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

THE MH4H COLOR BLAST 5K is here!
Run, ride your bike, or walk your dog in this family-friendly, fun-filled 5K.

 

RAISING MONEY TO FEED FAMILIES

All proceeds will support our feeding programs in Haiti. 

The cost of one adult registration is equivalent to the cost of feeding a family in Haiti for one month! So, complete your registration and get ready to have a blast and make a difference, today!

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018
PELLA, IA

 

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

THE MH4H COLOR BLAST 5K is here!
Run, ride your bike, or walk your dog in this family-friendly, fun-filled 5K.

RAISING MONEY TO FEED FAMILIES

All proceeds will support feeding programs in Haiti. 
The cost of one adult registration is equivalent to the cost of feeding a family in Haiti for one month! So, complete your registration and get ready to have a blast and make a difference, today!

Come have a BLAST with us, as this un-timed race will take runners, walkers, bikers and furry friends through five different color stations where they will be covered in color powder from top to bottom! Plus, everyone who races will get free goodies after the race, use of a picture photo booth to capture the craziness, and music party in the street when they finish.

On top of our regular run/walk we have some exciting new options to help you do the Color Blast your way!

Come have a BLAST with us, as this un-timed race will take runners, walkers, bikers and furry friends through five different color stations where they will be covered in color powder from top to bottom! Plus, everyone who races will get free goodies after the race, use of a picture photo booth to capture the craziness, and music party in the street when they finish.

On top of our regular run/walk we have some exciting new options to help you do the Color Blast your way!

If walking or running isn’t quite your style, consider biking. This is a great option for avid bike riders, new beginners and everyone in between. There will be a rinse station located at the end of the event to make sure your bike is squeaky clean. Registration is the same cost as walker/runner registration. Helmets are required. 

The Color Blast is truly an event for the whole family! For this event, you don’t have to leave your furry family member behind. They are welcome to join you for the fun. All of our color powders are natural and safe for humans and animals! Dog registration is $10. Your dog will get their very own race pack of dog treats from Faux Paws, special gifts, and it’s own color pack!

Register with your family and save! 4+ people will receive $10 off total purchase!

Grab a group of friends and register with a team! 5+ people with a team name receive $15 off total registration. Awards will be given to the “Most Colorful Team” and “Best Team Costume”.

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REGISTRATION

How much is it to register? 

    • Early bird registration (by Sept 1st): $30
    • Registration (after Sept 1st): $40
    • Race day registration (on September 22nd): $50
    • Child (12 & under) w/ adult registration: $15
    • Dog Registration: $10 (must be accompanied by an adult registration)

What does the money go to?

Proceeds from the MH4H Color Blast 5K will be used to fund food distribution and feeding programs for families in Haiti. The cost of one adult registration for the Color Blast is equivalent to the cost of feeding one Haitian family for a whole month. One in three Haitian children is stunted or irreversibly short for their age due to malnutrition. Your registration helps provide much-needed food for families in need.

Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes! As long as they have a copy of your confirmation email.

PACKET PICK-UP

When, where and how do I pick up my packet? 

Packet pick-up starts September 21 at 1 pm and lasts that day until 10 pm at the Many Hands for Haiti office (709 Main Street, Pella). You can also pick up your packet the morning of the race at the registration booth in the Trinity Reformed Parking Lot starting at 7:30 am. Bring a photo ID or copy of your confirmation email when picking up your packet.

What is included in my registration/packet

A sweet t-shirt to wear during the race (guaranteed only if registered by September 9th), race bib, sunglasses, a color packet and surprise swag from our sponsors.

Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes! As long as they have a copy of your confirmation email.

RACE DAY

Where does the race start?
The race starts at Trinity Reformed Church, 407 Franklin Street in Pella. Parking is available in the Trinity parking lot and downtown Pella.

What do I do with my color packet?
Bring it to race day! Throw it on yourself, your friend, your grandma, whoever you want before, during or after the race.

How is the color administered throughout the race?
We have awesome volunteers at five stations throughout the race whose main goal is to get you as colorful as possible! You can choose to run around stations as well if you don’t want to get as colorful. 

Will there be a cleaning station after the race?
We will have a hose and fans available after the race. We suggest bringing towels for the car ride home.

GENERAL

Is there an age limit?
All ages can participate in the Color Blast as long as they can cover the 3 miles by running, walking, dancing, biking, or riding in a stroller. Children can be registered at a discounted price. 

Is it timed? 
This is an untimed race. There are plenty of great timed races but the Color Blast is all about a crazy fun colorful celebration! 

Can I run/walk with a stroller? 
Yes! Just understand it will get a little colorful. 

Can I walk?
We like to emphasize the ‘FUN’ part of Fun-Run! You can walk, run, crawl, skip, bike, dance, cartwheel whatever method of movement works best for you to get across that finish line!

Are pets allowed?
For the first year ever, we are offering dog registration for your furry friends to join us. See the official rules and guidelines on the dog registration sheet. Dogs are the only animals allowed on race day. You can bring all the dogs you can handle. Keep in mind our dog guidelines.

How do I keep the cool color in my shirt?
We get it, the colors are awesome and the white shirts are boring. Soak it in vinegar, iron, dry and cold wash it. You can also find more helpful tips and tricks online.

Can the color hurt me? 
It doesn’t bite! All of the colors are 100% natural and should not harm you in any way. Wearing sunglasses to keep color out of your eyes is a good idea. 

Can I volunteer for the race? 
Yes! Volunteers make our race fun and successful. Sign up here.

What do I wear?
We provide the white shirt for the race! Other than that you can wear whatever you want. There will be an award for best team outfit, so get creative! We suggest wearing items that you wouldn’t mind getting colorful, and making sure to wash your color run items separately from your other laundry.

Will the color ruin clothes / running shoes?
The color does mostly wash out after the event but we can’t gaurentee anything. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it the better. 

Any other questions? Contact us here! 

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