Color Oneonta is not about how fast you can run. It 's about having the best time of your life! This is a 5K (3.1 miles), un-timed event. Hundreds of people will be participating. There are only two things to remember
Wear white clothing at the start line!
Finish the race completely covered in color!
After the event you can continue to have fun by marching in Oneonta's 4th of July parade at 12:00PM covered in a cornucopia of color!
Nothing but fun!
Color Oneonta is all about having fun! Our event promotes a sense of community and togetherness. Our goal is to have everyone leave the race with an expression of pure joy on their faces. It is an event for all ages, fitness levels and backgrounds. Everyone is welcome to participate!
Do I need to be a seasoned runner? Absolutely not! There are plenty of other 5K races to test speed and endurance. Our event is all about having fun with friends and family! What does my registration include? Each runner receives a participation kit that includes a numbered bib, custom race t-shirt (registration must be received by June 10th to guarantee availability) and other goodies.
Can Children Participate? Absolutely! If they can walk, run, jog or stroll the course then they are welcome to attend. If children are under 5yrs old they do not need to register unless they desire to have a t-shirt to commemorate the event.
Can I bring my pet? For the safety of our participants we do not allow pets at this event
How do I get my participation kit? When should I show up? Details on when and where to pick up your kit will be emailed appoxamatly 7 days before the event kick off. Runners should show up no less then 30min before their chosen wave begins. You can download a copy of our race day information packet by CLICKING HERE
Is the Color Oneonta run safe? The health and safety of our participants and volunteers is of utmost importance. EMT and police will be at the event. 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. For more detailed information you can download the Material Safety Data Sheets.
Will the color ruin clothing? The color does mostly wash out after the event. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it the better. We suggest wearing items that you wouldn’t mind getting colorful. For FULL color cleaning ideas and tips, check THIS LINK out!