A little about the 5k Color Invasion...
1. Short answer...for fun, of course!
2. Long answer... It is a way for us to host an amazing, fun, and increasingly popular family-friendly event to help raise funds to reopen our inclusive family sensory entertainment and resource center and to provide more services to children/families with Autism and special needs...and ALSO, to help our other local non-profit friends too!100% of the proceeds will stay LOCAL to benefit the kids and families in our Lehigh Valley community. This event is not only to benefit Live Learn & Play, but to benefit other local, equally deserving participating non-profit organizations as well.
It is a 5k, untimed, fun run where thousands of participants are covered from head to toe in different colors at each 1k mark! The race finishes with a huge color celebration and after party with family friendly entertainment and lots of themed activities for kids and adults!!
Who? Anyone..all ages and ability levels are welcome and encouraged to participate! You don’t need to run- you can walk, jog, or even cartwheel yourself across the finish line...as long as you’re having fun!
Sorry, no furry friends at this one :(
How it works? Start out in a fresh white shirt and throughout the run, you'll be bombed with bursts of blue, green, pink, purple, and yellow until your face, shirt, and body come out like a big, beautiful masterpiece of tie-dyed art on other side.
What is the “color” that I will be “bombed” with? Non-toxic colored cornstarch that is FDA approved and manufactured in the USA. :)
Cleaning up... The colored cornstarch is washable, however, we recommend only wearing clothes that you wouldn’t mind getting color on. There will be blowing stations to clean off most of the colored powder after the race. We also recommend bringing some towels along to put over the seats in the car for the ride home.
Can I wear a costume? Since it will be Halloween time, costumes are encouraged- the whiter, the better! Be creative! We will have prizes for most unique costumes! :) Fairy wings, superhero capes, and tutus are available to purchase!!
Can I volunteer? Absolutely! Volunteers are needed! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Volunteer”. Please include your name, contact info, and best time to reach you.
Registration: Cost- Free for little ones under 7 years old. 7-12 years old= reduced child rate starting at $20, Adults= starting at $40
*Cost for registration goes up as event gets closer! Pre-register to secure the lowest price today!
What you get for registering: a personal color packet for race day, a race bib, event tshirt (register by 10/15), choice of a snap bracelet or neon sunglasses (first 500 registered participants) & a priceless feeling knowing that your participation is making a HUGE impact on services for children and families in the LV, and an incredibly colorful experience you will NEVER forget!!