This year Oldfield Middle School has an exciting new way to raise needed funds while promoting health and fitness for our families: The First Annual 5k Color-A-Thon (Run/Walk). This is an untimed event, where participants are showered with colored powder as they follow the course; which is perfect for ALL ages. We will also have a DJ throughout the event to add to all the fun!
Oldfield Middle School’s Grade 8 will be hosting this event on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Pre-Race festivities begin at 8:00 am at OMS, and the event will be come to an end after a Finishers' Dance Party!
Only parents/guardians and students wearing the Color-A-Thon t-shirt will be permitted to run/walk the course. However, everyone is welcome to come watch their family and friends with a donation of their choosing ($1, $2, $5, etc.).
Cost: $30 Registration for individual
$75 for families of 3 or more (need to register together to receive rate)
Date:April 29, 2017
Race begins: 9:00-9:45
Throughout Event: DJ plays music throughout the race
Completion Party: after the race from 9:45-10:30
Location: Oldfield Middle School
2 Oldfield Road, Greenlawn, NY 11740
Event Entrance: South Parking Lot (by tennis courts)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Do I need to be a good runner to participate?
No. You can walk the race or run the race. The Color-A-Thon is all about enjoying a color fun day with family and friends.
Q: What is included with my registration?
A bag with your complete color kit: including a white t-shirt, sunglasses and a water bottle. You get a color packet at the end of the race to bring to the finisher’s party!
Q: How is the color administered along the course?
You will see smiling faces along the course whose main goal is to douse you in colorful powder to ensure that you look like you ran through a beautiful rainbow by the time you cross the finish line.
Q: Is the color powder safe?
Yes! The colors are made with high quality cornstarch and food dyes. All materials are 100% FD&C and/or D&C grade and approved by the US FDA. However our product is not designed for consumption.
Q: Is it harmful if you inhale it?
Although all the materials are food grade we do not recommend inhaling large quantities of color powder. Anyone who has asthma, is allergic to any of the ingredients or has any respiratory issues should exercise caution when participating in color powder events. It should also always be used in well ventilated outdoor space.
Q: Does Color Powder Stain Clothing?
The color powder washes out of most clothing. However, it can stain some materials. 100% cotton clothing is recommended and typical machine washing with stain remover, removes the stains. We recommend removing excess powder from clothing before washing and/or applying water. Don’t forget, that’s why you are getting a brand new white t-shirt!!
Q: Does Color Powder Stain Skin or Hair?
Just as with clothing we recommend shaking off all excess powder before exposing to water. Normal soap and water should remove color powder from skin and hair. Some color does tend to linger for a few days especially on blonde hair. If you are worried about staining, we recommend applying a moisturizer to skin and coating your hair with a small amount of coconut or olive oil before the event.
Q: How does the color affect the inside of cars?
We recommend bringing some towels for the inside of your cars.
Q: Are cameras and phones safe to have in the color zones?
To be safe we always recommend covering cameras/phones with a protective dust wrap. Those colorful powder particles are sneaky and The Color-A-Thon (Run/Walk) is not liable for any damage that might be done to your phone/camera!
Q: Is The Color Run timed?
The Color-A-Thon (Run/Walk) is not a timed event. You have 45 minutes to run/walk around the course and get to finisher’s lane.
Q: Are there refunds?
If an event is held as advertised, we cannot issue refunds. The logistics of setting up and planning the event make it impossible. Just 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 Registration Station, pick up your gear, and say hi to us!
Q: What happens if there is bad weather?
A little rain won’t stop us! It even makes the color brighter! In the event that severe weather does threaten the event, we will provide notification on the school website.
If you have any further questions feel free to contact one of the Grade 8 Advisors:
Ms. Jennifer Ahrens: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Casey McGrath: email@example.com
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