March 23
Dallas Fair Park

Ticket Options

Indie Participant Kit
  • race bib
  • color pack
  • unicorn medal
  • (no participant kit) You will still need to check-in



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Groovy Participant Kit
  • love tee



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Groovier Participant Kit
  • race bib
  • love tee



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Far Out Participant Kit
  • race tee

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Event Info



Race Day

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March 23
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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1818 1st Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210

The start chute will OPEN at 8:00 AM and CLOSE at 9:00 AM.

Make sure you plan your day with plenty of time. At The Color Run, the start line is its own pre-race party with music, dancing, warm-up stretching and giveaways!

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Please plan on arriving at the event early to avoid traffic. Carpooling and using rideshare options are highly recommended!

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We’re all about spreading the love and are thrilled to be partnering with North Texas Food Bank.

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a hunger relief organization with a proven record of accomplishment, earning a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. We focus on providing our hungry neighbors with access to nutritious foods. Each day, the NTFB and our feeding network provide access to more than 190,000 meals for hungry children, seniors and families across the 13 counties we serve.




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Refer Friends and Get Cash Back!

  • Step 1

    Find your unique referral link at the top of your ticket confirmation email.

  • Step 2

    Share your link with friends.

  • Step 3

    Get $10 back for 3-4 referrals, and $25 for 5 or more!

Runner Rewards FAQ

What are Runner Rewards?

When you complete registration, you are given a unique referral link to share with your friends. Each time someone uses this referral link to register for the same event, the system counts one referral to that person. Each new registrant will also be provided a unique referral link that they can share to also earn cash back. For 3-4 referrals, you’ll get $10 back. For 5+, you’ll get $25! What are you waiting for?!

How do I refer my friend?

It’s easy! Just make sure someone signs up to your referral link. Check out “Where is my referral rebate link?” to find out how to access it.

How many friends do I have to refer to get a refund?

Get $10 back for 3-4 referrals, and $25 for 5 or more! See your referral rebate progress at https://myevents.active.com.

Where is my referral rebate link?

You can retrieve your referral rebate link in three places:

  1. The registration confirmation page: The confirmation page displayed after checkout contains a MORE PEOPLE = MORE FUN text box with your unique link and social sharing buttons. The social network sharing buttons make it easy to share your referral link directly to your social networks.
  2. The registration confirmation email: Upon completing registration you receive a confirmation email that includes your referral link and the social network sharing buttons.
  3. MyEvents.Active.com: You can claim and manage your event registrations by logging in to https://myevents.active.com and following these steps: 1. Login to your account 2. If you see your registration for The Color Run…fabulous! By clicking into your registration, you will be able to view how many referrals you have. 2a. If you do not see your registration for The Color Run in your account, you will need to “claim your registration” first. Simply enter your “Registration Number” (found on your confirmation email. It will start with R- ) into the “Claim Registration” text box 3. Now you can view your registration and see how many referrals you have! Don’t have an Active Account? Follow these steps: 1. Create an active.com account with the exact same First Name, Last Name, Email, and DOB that you put on your registration originally 2. Log into MyEvents.active.com 3. Enter your “Registration Number” (found on your confirmation email. Will start with R- ) into the “Claim Registration” text box 4. Now you can view your registration and see how many referrals you have!

When do I get the refund?

Referral rebates will be posted to your original form of payment within 5-7 business days after the event.




Do I have to be an experienced runner to participate?

Nope. There are plenty of great 5ks out there that test speed and performance. However, The Color Run is a non-competitive and untimed 5k filled with color that you can experience with friends and family. You’re free to run, jog, walk, or cartwheel along the course!

What is included with my registration?

For our Love Tour events, if you purchased a ‘Groovy’, ‘Groovier’, or ‘Far Out’ ticket, you will receive the 2019 limited edition Love Tour Participant Kit complete with a super soft new love tee, unicorn finisher’s medal, Color Runner buff, color packet, reusable bag, and two tattoos!

If you purchased an ‘Indie’ ticket, you will receive entry and bib ONLY. Does NOT include a participant kit and tee shirt.

All runners will be emailed about 10 days prior to the race with information on dates and locations for the Check-In Party!

Is The Color Run a charity or a non-profit organization?

The Color Run, LLC is a for-profit event company. For details on our charity partnerships click here.

What is the inspiration behind The Color Run?

The Color Run was inspired by several awesome events, including Disney’s World of Color, Paint Parties, Mud Runs, and festivals throughout the world such as Holi. We wanted to create a less stressful, untimed running environment that was more about health and happiness than competition. We hope that The Color Run can act as a catalyst to inspire continual healthy living.

Can children participate?

If your child can cover the three miles of The Color Run course (while running, jogging, walking, or strolling), they can absolutely participate!

There are two options for children. The Wild Child Little Color Runners 5 and younger on the registration form. They can register for a super-low fee and get the full participant kit, or choose to register for free without a participant kit.

Can I run with my dog/cat/turtle?

For the safety of our runners and animal friends, we do not allow animals at any of our races.

How do I get my participant kit?

If you bought a ‘Groovier’ or ‘Far Out’ ticket, your participant kit and race bib will be mailed to you before the event, which means you won’t need to check in to the event. Simply show up race morning with your race bib pinned to the front of your shirt, and you’ll be good to go!

For all other ticket types, you’ll want to join us at the Check-In Party. Details will be posted to the city event page during the week of the race. The deets will also be emailed to you approximately 7-10 days before the event. You can also pick up your kit on race morning, but it will be $5 cash to do so.

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?

You bet–as long as you send your friend with a printed or electronic copy of your confirmation email with the QR code on it, you’re good to go.

How is the color administered along the course?

Our staff and volunteers will be waiting to douse you in a different colorful powder at every kilometer. You’ll look like you ran through a rainbow by the time you cross the finish line.

Is The Color Run safe?

We conduct thorough testing to ensure the safety of our materials and their application. The health of our participants and employees is always our top priority. As a professional events company with highly vetted policies and processes, we conduct thorough testing to ensure the safety of our materials and their application.

How do the post-race color throws work?

At the Finish Festival, the crowd will be involved in a color throw every 15 minutes to welcome new runners coming in. We provide one bag of color for each runner as you cross the finish line. More packets can be purchased on race day at The Color Run store.

Will the color ruin my clothes or running shoes?

The color mostly washes out after the event. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it the better. It’s best to wear items that you wouldn’t mind getting colorful. We suggest washing items you wore to The Color Run separately from your other laundry using Persil ProClean. For FULL color cleaning ideas and tips, check out this link out!

Do you have a cleaning station after the race?

We have air-blown color cleaning at the finish line. With a good dusting off, you won’t be 100% clean, but you’ll be good for the drive home. It’s always fun to see people still colorful around town after The Color Run. It’s like a badge of honor!

How does the color affect the inside of cars?

Most people bring some towels for the insides of their cars, or a change of clothes just in case.

Will running through the Color Zones affect my vision or breathing?

Our color powder is all certified non-toxic and free of any heavy metals. Our bright colors are a combination of cornstarch, baking soda, and FD&C (food-safe) dyes. Some Color Runners opt to wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths. Our certified Color Throwers make sure to aim low as you pass by.

Can spectators attend the post-race Finish Festival?

Absolutely. We will have color powder packets available on a first come/first serve basis for everyone to purchase at The Color Run Store.

Is it safe to bring cameras and phones into the Color Zones?

To be totally safe, we always recommend covering cameras/phones with a protective dust wrap. The Color Run is not liable for any damage that might be done to your phone or camera!

Is The Color Run timed?

The Color Run is an untimed event. For anyone who wants a finish time, we suggest self-timing.

Are there refunds?

If an event is held as advertised, we cannot issue refunds. Make sure you are good to go before signing up. If for some reason you can’t make it to race day, at least come to the Check-In Party, pick up your gear, and say hi to us!

For more information on our refund policy, click here.

Can I transfer my registration to another person?

Registrations are non-transferable. If you aren’t able to attend the event, you can transfer your registration to another city in the same calendar year. For a small shipping fee, we can mail you the participant kit from the race you missed.

Can I transfer my registration from one city to another city?

Yes! As long as the transfer is within the same calendar year, and you’re transferring from an event that hasn’t yet taken place to an event with an open check-in. Have further questions? Contact us here.

What if I have an ADA need?

If you have an ADA need, please contact us here.

What if I am pregnant?

It’s totally up to you and your doctor. We see a lot of pregnant runners at our races, and they’re the cutest ones out there!

The powder is all certified non-toxic. We recommend wearing sunglasses or goggles, and a bandana over your mouth and nose in the color zones just for extra protection.

What happens if there is bad weather?

A little rain won’t stop The Happiest 5k. It even makes the color brighter! If there are major weather warnings in your city during the weekend of the event, check the city event webpage, and stay tuned for emails with updates.

In the event that severe weather does threaten the event, we have prepared some weather cancellation policies and guidelines. Click here to learn more.

What happens if my child gets lost?

Participants who will be running with children are encouraged to pick up a wristband for their child. You can pick up a wristband at the check-in party and write your name and phone number.


What if I have a question that isn’t answered here?

Please click here to contact us and we’ll get back to you with an answer.