Color Blast 5k LLC

Arlington Heights

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In a Nutshell

Clouds of colored powder rise over the finish line, celebrating the completion of running and walking routes and kicking off an after-party

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Promotional value expires Aug 10, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Online registration required. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $29 for race registration for one (a $60 value)
  • $55 for race registration for two (a $120 value)

The race takes place on Saturday, August 10 at 10 a.m., and proceeds benefit Clearbrook, a non-profit providing programs and services to children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Race organizers give each participant a cotton t-shirt, one pair of sunglasses, a racing bib, and a goody bag. They also supply optional face masks. Volunteers wait at color stations along the 5K route, where they toss safe, colorful powders. Alternatively, participants can choose to walk a shorter, one-mile route. At the finish line, runners toss more bags of color into the air in a colorful kickoff to a post-race celebration that includes food, drinks, and a DJ. Participants may run with strollers, and all ages are welcome; kids three and under get free entry.

Color Blast 5K Glo Run

Everyone runner that arrives at the ColorBlast 5K Glo Run's end point looks like he or she just escaped in from an exploding neon factory. In addition to sporting this prismatic new fashion statement, they all seem to have smiles on their faces. That's because the event is more of a celebration than a competition—sporting the fanciest glow sticks takes precedence over getting the best time you can. In fact, lingering at key points along the 5K route is encouraged. It's at these locations, named rave stations, that runners encounter a mini-disco full of black lights, disco balls, and even a live DJ. After snapping a couple hundred selfies, racers can continue to the finish line, where the DJ will be spinning both music and lights. These pounding beats and futuristic glow announce a collective victory, not just for each participant but the community as a whole. 100% of proceeds from each Color Blast 5K Glo Run benefits Omni Youth Services and local food banks.

Customer Reviews

It was such a fun race & a great one to get me started with doing 5k's again!!! I loved that it wasn't timed & it was just a fun thing to do with a group of friends. A few things that could help the event be even better is to have mile markers, so if you don't own a stop watch or pedometer you knew. Also, at the last color blast spot where the blue was they ran out of color before the race ended & heard people got pelted in the face with the color. Overall it was an amazing run & my friends & I can't wait to do it next year!!!
Tammy · August 12, 2013
Fun run, great cause. Can't wait to do it again.
Deb H. · August 11, 2013
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    Arlington Heights

    Harmony Park

    S. Vail Avenue

    Arlington Heights, IL 60005


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