FAQ

This is the place you will find all your answers about CMR 2.0

YOUR QUESTION AND OUR ANSWERS
What is the inspiration behind 5k Color Me Run?
5k Color Me Run took the inspiration from the colorful Holi Festival (as do the rest of color runs in other parts of the world). Riding on the popularity and philosophy of Holi Festival and other color runs, which is to create more fun and friendlier running trend, we added our own little twist. We started off our CMR 1.0 as a non-profit event to create awareness about the most pressing matter at the time (one of the massive floods ever recorded in history to hit Malaysia) and to highlight how precious clean drinking water is to us. We teamed up with Global Peace Foundation Malaysia, the local chapter of an international NGO based in Washington. Our beneficiaries then were Gerakan Anak Kelantan and Community Unite for Purewater (C.U.P.) where 100% of profits received were split evenly between them. This year, we aim to raise awareness about the importance of being eco-conscious and that it is possible to foster good environmental-friendly habits in our daily life.
Do I have to be a pro runner to do this?
No. There are so many amazing 5ks out there to test your performance and speed but 5k Color Me Run is all about fun, crazy, colorful time spent with friends and family. There is no number bib provided since it is a fun run, so you can run, jog, walk, roll or even crawl if you are up for it.
Is 5k Color Me Run safe?
The health and safety of our participants, staffs and volunteers has always been our utmost priority. As a professional and serious event company, we searched for the best materials and processes to ensure the safety standard is strictly complied.
Can children participate?
Yes, you can be one of the coolest, hippest parents or guardians to bring them along, provided that they are above 5 years of age, and must be accompanied by a legal guardian if they are under 18. They should also be the guardians sole responsibilities and have no problem covering (running, jogging, walking, or strolling) 5 KM of the Color Me Run course.
Can I run with my pet?
We love our animal friends just as much, and to ensure the safety of them and our runners, we do not allow animals at of our races. Not all that is fine for us, is good for them like chocolate.
How do I get my Running Kit?
Details of the Collection Party will be announced during the week of the race as well as emailed to all registered runners about 7-10 days before the event.
Can someone else pick up my Running Kit for me?
Yes. As long they have a copy of your confirmation email with the unique code with them (printed or electronic).
How will the color be administered along the course?
You will see the smiling faces or our Color Armies along the way whose main goal is to douse you in colorful powder. Other than keeping you safe, their responsibilities include that our runners look like they just ran through a rainbow by the time they arrive at the finishing line.
Do you provide any shower stations at the venue?
The answer is : No. With good dusting and some light wiping, you will not be 100% clean, but you are good to go home. It is actually an amazing sight to see people doused with colors walking around town after event - like an awesome badge of honor!
Does the color affect the inside of cars?
We would suggest you to bring some towels for the insides of their cars, or a change of clothes. We have had participants strategically-covered their seats with plastic bags and yes, we do that too because we like being seen with our badge of honor ;)
I have attended some Color Run events previously and found it hard to completely get rid of the colors on my skin, my clothes, everything. How do I clean it properly?
Some of them may be using synthetic powders or combinations of natural and synthetic. Our color powders are from natural, plant-derived ingredients, sourced from a trustworthy and reliable manufacturer in India. First, soak your clothes in water (even without soap) for a while _ the colors would wash off from your clothing easily. After that, simply chuck them into your washing machine. We know of events where people had to wash off 3-5 times and the colors would still be visible on their skin. Ours just once. No residue.
Is your color powder safe?
At 5k Color Me Run, we do not settle for less. Our color powder are of the highest quality. Made from natural, plant-derived ingredients, they are non-toxic and allergy-free. Since we are all about being eco-conscious, our color powder are completely biodegradable and compostable. Plus, the quality promises maximum color brilliance.
Does the (Color Tunnel) affect runner vision or breathing?
The color powder used at 5k Color Me Run is non-toxic and free of any heavy metals. Our bright colors are a combination of cornstarch, baking soda, and FD&C dyes. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our [certified] color throwers make sure to aim low as you pass by. Some runners opt to wear glasses or goggles to keep their eyes safe and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths.
What if color powder gets in my eyes? Can I get an allergic reaction?
It is important for us to ensure the safety of our participants are not compromised. However, it is impossible for us to take note of thousands of types of allergies. If color powder gets in your eyes, wash your eyes with lots of clean, drinking water. If it is still painful, please alert our ground staffs. If you are experiencing allergic reaction, it would be best to step out of the color areas (avoid being attacked by color powders) and notify our volunteers and crew. In any case, paramedics will be available to help you with emergency medical aid. But do not worry, there has not been a case of allergic reaction from our previous CMR
Will there be a Post-Run Party?
DEFINITELY! Everyone will gather at a designated area at the end of the run where music will be blasting, and anticipation building. Be prepared to get yourself splattered with more colors!
Are cameras and phones safe to have in the Color Zones?
Our photographers are usually okay shooting from an average distance of 100m, but we would recommend you covering cameras/phones with a protective dust wrap to be totally safe. Those colorful powder particles are quite sly and 5k Color Me Run is not responsible for damages that might be done to your gadgets.
Is 5k Color Me Run timed?
5k Color Me Run is not a timed event. We noticed most runners do not really care about their speed and tend to take their sweet time. If timing is your priority, we would suggest you to do self-timing. After all, a fun run is still subjective to different individuals.
I am a person with special needs, can I join?
This event is for everyone and we would not want anyone to miss out. If you need any assistance, please contact us at 5kcolormerun@gmail.com or drop us a message at our Facebook Page: 5k Color Me Run. We will try our best to make it a memorable event for you.
What if I am pregnant?
It is totally up to what you and your doctor decide. We do not see a lot of pregnant runners at our races, although running is not a prohibited activity for pregnant women. But do know that our powder is non-toxic. We recommend wearing sunglasses or goggles, and a bandana over your mouth and nose in the color zones just for extra protection. And whatever you do, do not overdo it. If you are experiencing any difficulties, immediately alert our ground staffs.
What happens if there is bad weather?
A little rain will not stop us. However, if there are major weather warnings in the area during the weekend of the event, check our website and social media accounts, and stay tuned for emails with updates. In the event that severe weather does threaten the Run, we place everyone to (participants and our staffs) safety as priority and we have prepared some weather cancellation policies and guidelines.
Are there refunds?
If an event is held as advertised, we cannot issue refunds. The logistics of setting up and planning the event make it impossible. Just make sure you are good to go before signing up.
What if I still have a question that is not answered here?
Please email us at 5kcolormerun@gmail.com to contact us and we will get back to you with an answer.
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