Friday, September 17th 2021

Commissioners Park

Color Run Flyer

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Frequently Asked Questions


  • What is a Color Run?

    • The Color Run is a 2.6-mile run/walk that is untimed and powder color is thrown into the air as the runners run through the various color stations along the route. 

  • What is included in my registration?

    • Each participant will receive a Color Run White t-shirt to wear during the race.  Shirts will be handing out during lunch on Wednesday, September 19th.

  • Why is the PTSA putting on a Color Run?

    • The PTSA is putting on this event to promote the start of a new school year, provide an opportunity for students to interact and enjoy their Crone community, as well as raise money to support the various PTSA programs throughout the year.

  • What PTSA programs will the Color Run help fund?

    • The Crone PTSA will use the profits of this Color Run to fund a variety of educational programs and social events for the students at Crone such as teacher grants, library books, field trips, student dances, year-end celebrations and more!

  • Do students have to participate?

    • There is no requirement to participate but participation is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! Encourage your student to sign up with friends.

  • Can families/friends participate too?

    • Yes! Parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, etc - everyone is welcome to register and participate!

  • Can my dog participate too?

    • Commissioners Park is a City of Naperville park and friendly, leashed pets are allowed at the park. With that said, please keep in mind that colored powder will be thrown at participants during the event and it may not be a great environment for your pet. 

  • Do I have to register to participate?

    • Yes, everyone who participates in the event must register & agree to the online waiver before 9/12/18. See above for the fee schedule. 

  • Are there any incentives for participating?

    • Each registrant will be automatically entered to win raffle prizes that will be announced on the day of the race.

  • What else can I expect at the Color Run?

    • There will be a DJ, Shaved Ice, Selfie Station, Raffle Prizes and LOTS OF FUN!

  • Do you need volunteers?

    • Volunteers will be needed to make this Color Run successful! The PTSA will be sending out a sign-up link as we get closer to the event. Please look for this link to sign up and become a volunteer. Many hands make for light work!


Before the Color Run

  • Oiling or using a leave-in conditioner will make it easier to wash out the color later. Coconut oil or olive oil work best. This is a particularly useful tip for runners with light colored hair. Wearing your long hair in a ponytail also helps.

  • Wear a thick scarf or bandana to cover your hair or use the bandana to cover your mouth as you run through color zones.

  • We suggest some form of Color Run eyewear. Some people wear sunglasses or swim goggles. Have some fun with it and try to avoid getting a lot of powder in your eyes.


After the Race

  • Dust off as much powder as you can before you apply any water. 

  • Bring a water bottle to rinse your mouth after the run. You may get some color powder in your mouth and it will not taste good. 

  • Baby wipes or makeup removers may help to remove some of the colors from your face.

  • Cleansing your hair: Dust any loose powder out of your hair. Rinse out the oil/conditioner you wisely applied before the race with cold water. Most of the color should come right out. Now wash your skin as you normally would. It is not uncommon for hints of some color, pink & purple particularly, to stick around for a few washes. 

  • The color is probably not coming all the way out of your white cotton shirt, but just about everything else should clean up fine. Remove all excess powder before adding water. Wash your Color Run gear separately, with COLD water. Oxiclean, or a similar product, will work wonders on your running equipment. 

  • To KEEP THE COLOR in your shirt, just spray it with vinegar and iron it after the race - then wash it. 

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