5KColorFest

1199 Midway Parkway, Saint Paul, MN 55103 1199 Midway Parkway, Saint Paul Directions
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49% of 37 customers recommended

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Report | 6 months ago
Course was confusing and not well marked
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Report | 8 months ago
Poorly organized for registration. Lines were incredibly long with many staff members wandering around not helping check people in.
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Report | 11 months ago
3 days before, we are informed that it has been rescheduled for a different date/venue. The new date was on a day when I work so I emailed the race organizers asking for a refund. They responded that they would not refund me but rather, I could just participate in one of their 2017 events instead. I am unlikely to be able to coordinate schedules to make it next year but they still refused.
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Report | 11 months ago
Worst experience ever! They through cups of color powder at you!
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Report | a year ago
Worst organized race I've ever attended. Maybe they didn't anticipate the crowd? Ran out of color, no contingency plan for rain, poor sound system, advertised an "after party" that didn't exist. check-in procedures were a joke.
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Report | a year ago
Very disorganized race. No one checked vouchers. It was a free-for-all at check-in. I paid for extra powder packets and never received them. It was disappointing but nevertheless my daughter and I made the best of it...
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Report | a year ago
You could not hear anything that was said at the start. At wach station there were boxes of chalk that participants would dig into and throw into the air. Poorly organized.
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Report | a year ago
This was a very disorganized event. It was pouring out that day we all wanted to get started and they started it 45 minutes late. No after party. No anything.
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Report | a year ago
If you're a serious runner, this isn't for you. I was excited about it, but ended up disappointed.
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Report | a year ago
Worth every penny!
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From Our Editors

Sprinting around with a beet-red face glistening with sweat is no way to run a 5K; it's much better to add some other colors to the mix. During the 5KColorFest, participants run, jog, or walk along a three-mile course that periodically explodes with color (courtesy of safe, non-toxic color powder made from cornstarch). After getting pelted with every color of the rainbow, racers compare their newly chromatic outfits at a post-race party complete with live DJs and dancing. All proceeds from the 5KColorFest benefit scientific research on cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

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