COLOR ME RAD 5K RACE DOC 2014 BLACKSBURG October 26th 2014 PACKET PICKUP 1 colormerad.com/faq/ Before you run RAD, you’ll need to come get your race gear. Anyone can pick up your race packet as long as you have the waiver signed. If no one can make it to pick up your race gear, please email Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center 670 Tech Center Drive Blacksburg, VA 24060 October 25th 2014 3pm - 7pm On-site registration price is: $55 WAIVER Because we’re doing everything we can to keep our legal records clean as a whistle—ever since that misdemeanor in college--we need everyone to sign a waiver and every minor to have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian. You can also sign your waiver online. MERCHANDISE We’ll be selling RAD gear for all, and we’ve got everything you need to look extra fly on race day. RACE DAY 2 colormerad.com/faq/ It’s race day; say goodbye to your lame life because you’re about to get RAD. Plan on being to the race location 45 minutes before your wave time and make your way to the start line to do a Zumba warmup, win free color, catch free swag, and stretch out your glutes for the RADness to come! Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center 670 Tech Center Drive Blacksburg, VA 24060 Wave #1 will start at 10:00am Wave #2 will start at 10:10am Wave #3 will start at 10:20am *If you happen to miss your scheduled wave, hop in the next one—just make sure you’re at the start line by the last scheduled wave. Parking Information: Parking is on Virginia Tech Campus, if you know of a secret place to park go ahead and park there. If not you can park at the Colosseum Parking lot, the Stadium Parking lot, or the Chicken Hill Lot. PHOTOGRAPHY We’ll be sending out photographers to get pics of you for the entire 5K. Remember to put your bib number in front so you can find those online. After the race, we will be sending you an email with all the info you need to download or order prints. RACE DAY ATTIRE Be sure to show up at the start line in head-to-toe white, and save that participant shirt for other special occasions. COURSE 3 colormerad.com/faq/ We have 3.1 miles of course prepared especially for you, and all prepped with the best our RAD has to offer. So stretch out those hammies, and get ready to fun run. COURSE MAP STARTING LINE Once you’re parked and have your race day gear, head over to the start line to really begin the party! We’ll get your heart rate pumping with some Zumba and free giveaways. COLOR STATIONS Throughout the course, you’ll be getting covered in our soft, sweet color with powder and liquid stations. We’ve invented brandnew ways to get our RAD in every nook and cranny. FINISH LINE The party isn’t over just because you’re done running! Once you’ve made your way through all 5 of those Ks, gather at the finish line for the final color throw! This revelry of RAD begins with every runner prepping their own color bomb, and on the “3,2,1” they let their colors fly. CHARITY PARTNER 4 colormerad.com/faq/ Our RAD couldn’t run without each of our charity partners. Take a minute to get to know the charity that is receiving a portion of the proceeds. They’re providing a ton of the volunteers who are out on the course ready to Color Bomb you. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Help us to raise even more funds for the Special Olympics by creating your own personal fundraising page at Firstgiving by going to http://www.firstgiving.com/sova/ColorMeRadBlacksburg. FAQs 5 colormerad.com/faq/ If you have any other questions, we have answers. Click on the link below to become a Color Me Rad expert. If you still have questions, please email Click here: http://www.colormerad.com/faq/ WHAT IS THE “COLOR” IN COLOR ME RAD? Well we’re glad you asked. This isn’t just smoke and mirrors. This is non-toxic, nonrash-inducing, Kroger branded, colored cornstarch. Subsidized by the government and processed in the good ol’ US of A, these blasts of starch will change your color, and your demeanor, but never your level of wellness. If you suffer from asthma or have any other lung-related restrictions, please take caution as the corn starch may cause discomfort to those with certain conditions. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? Be sure to show up at the start line in headto-toe white, and save that participant shirt for other special occasions. WHAT HAPPENS AT THE FINISH LINE? This is the royal rumble of color. Every 15–20 minutes everyone will grab their color packet and pummel each other until you’re black and blue (from corn starch – no real bruising will occur). There will be music, food, and sponsors welcoming you across the finish line with open arms. Hugs are free and just like any good AA meeting, spectators are welcome. HOW DO I KEEP THE COLOR IN MY SHIRT? Your best bet is to never wash it and let the stink permeate through your house for decades. If that doesn’t work for you, try the following suggestions, but be warned, they may not work as the color is made to come out of clothing: 1) Use spray adhesive postrace and let it dry before washing or 2) spray your shirt with vinegar, then iron it before washing. CAN I BRING A PET? Nope. No fluff here. Get it? IS THE RACE REFUNDABLE? The race is non-refundable, but it is transferable to another race or a significant or insignificant other. WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD? We will do everything in our puny human power to make sure the race happens even if it rains or snows. But if for some reason we’ve angered the Gods and Zeus decides to let thunder and lightning rain down from on high, we’ll put the race on hold or cancel and do our best to reschedule. Runner safety is our highest priority, followed very closely by achieving world peace through color bombing. HOW DO I GET CLEAN? For sins: we’d recommend repentance and confession to your priest and/or favorite deity. For color we’d recommend soap, cold water, and perseverance...and another few suggestions: If you’ve got light colored hair, it helps to use some leave-in conditioner, olive oil or coconut oil beforehand—think Wendy Peffercorn—oiling and lotioning, lotioning and oiling. Goggles, glasses (aviator or other) to cover your eyes will help. A bandanna never hurt anyone After the race, get all the dry powder out of your hair, clothes, teeth, etc. before adding cold water. It’s just dust so bring your favorite French Maid and some lemon pledge. It might take a few washes to get it out of your hair, but heck, just lather, rinse, rinse, rinse, rinse, rinse, rinse and repeat.
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