Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is a “color run”?
A color run features several different color stations where volunteers cheer and toss brightly colored powder over participants as they pass. By time runners cross the finish line, they have been dusted by all the colors in the rainbow! Color runs are fun races that are NOT timed, and are for all ages and abilities. Bring the whole family!
2. What is the colored powder made of and does it stain?
The colored power is non-toxic, food grade colored cornstarch. In our experience, one cycle through the washing machine removes the colored powder from clothing, though it may set if it gets wet beforehand. If you are driving home from the event and concerned about the cleanliness of your car, place towels over the seats to protect the fabric. We also advise that you wear shoes and bring strollers that you do not mind if they get dirty.
3. How do I begin?
Want to Participate? Just register here and join us!
The event costs $18 for kids, students and BMA faculty and $25 for adults. All participants will receive a t-shirt and swag bag.
If you choose to fundraise, you can manage an individual or team page, share your photos, goals and get sponsors.
Want to sponsor a participant? Click here for details.
Interested in sponsoring the event? Click here for details.
If you have further questions, please email [email protected]
4. Do I have to fundraise to participate?
No, but we hope you will participate in the fundraising aspect of this event in order to provide innovative programming at Brauser Maimonides Academy. After you register online you can create your personalized fundraising page. You can direct your friends and family to this page via email and social media so they can help support our school. If you don’t plan to raise additional funds, you can still make a personal donation when you register. Every dollar makes a difference.
5. Is there a deadline to register?
Online registrations are accepted as late as midnight on Sunday, December 1st. Walk-up registrations will be welcome, however we cannot guarantee a t-shirt or swag bag.
6. What are the race options and schedules?
There will be two race options: 5K Fun Run and a short family walk. These options are available to all ages.
Registration opens at 9:00 a.m.
Shotgun Start for both races will be at 9:45 a.m.
After-party and family activities will take place from 10:45-12:00 p.m.
7. What does pledging to the run mean, exactly?
By committing to this event, and pledging to raise money for its success, you are helping raise essential funds to support innovative programming at Brauser Maimonides Academy. Train, set and achieve new goals, enjoy the race… and get all the sponsors you can, so when you cross that finish line, we will all be winners – you, and the entire BMA community!
8. How can my sponsors submit payment?
Online contributions can be made by credit card on the runner’s personalized page found on this website. Just make sure to tell your sponsors to select your name from the list of runners.
9. I am concerned that I might not be able to raise the required funds. Will I be able to do it?
Don’t worry! Even if you've never raised money before, our materials and strategies will make it easy for you to solicit and collect sponsorships from friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and others. Experience has shown that it is not only possible, but enjoyable, to set and reach your goals. Please refer to the sample letters found on your personal fundraising page center that explains the programs the run supports, and you will be surprised to see how quickly friends, family, and co-workers will respond to your request to help this wonderful cause. Just remember to make it personal as well, as you want them to know that they are sponsoring YOU and YOUR efforts!
10. Are there prizes?
Yes! There are many incentives for hitting different fundraising goals. Click here to see the full list of prizes.
11. Is this event only for runners?
No! Many of our participants are first-timers. You can choose to run, do a combination run/walk or simply walk the entire way. This event is designed as a day of fun for the whole family. In addition to the races, there will be an after-party with music, kids activities and of course pizza!
12. Is there a refund/exchange policy?
Yes. If a donation was made accidentally or for the wrong amount, simply make us aware of the issue and we will be happy to make any necessary refunds, changes or corrections. Race registration fees are not refundable.
13. When do I pick-up my materials?
T-shirts will be available for pick-up on Thursday, December 5th and Friday, December 6th at carpool times. Swag bags will be given out at registration at the event.
14. Are there volunteer opportunities?
Yes! We need lots of help to make the Color Run a success! To volunteer, email the committee at [email protected] and someone will be in touch with you.
15. Is parking available? Does it cost additional funds?
Yes, there is plenty of parking available and we will cover the $1.50 gate fee per person.
Email our committee at [email protected] and someone will assist you.