BLACKSBURG October 26th 2014 RACE DOC 2014 COLOR ME RAD 5K

COLOR ME RAD 5K
RACE DOC 2014
BLACKSBURG
October 26th 2014
PACKET PICKUP
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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