Grand Rapids, MI
The 8/2/2014 Event has SOLD OUT!
Second Day Added – 08/3/2014

Grand Rapids, you are AMAZING. The 08/02 event has reached capacity and has SOLD OUT! But we've got great news!  We have added a second date so that even more amazing Grand Rapids Color Runners can come experience the 5k magic! Plus we've extended special pricing through Valentine's Day!!  Sign up for 08/03/2014 here!  Better hurry, because these tickets will go fast!

If you have team members running on different days, you have the option of transferring your team to August 3rd. Please contact our awesome customer service team. Click here to get started.

We can’t wait to see you! Below is all the information you will need to be ready for race day. Grab your tutus, your friends, and your running shoes and we’ll see you at the start line!

Detroit Tigers Highlight

Hey Color Runners! Join your fellow runners for a baseball game with the Detroit Tigers! The Color Run is thrilled to be partnered with The Tigers to give you the ultimate hook up on tickets to a game AND some sweet co-branded swag! Click here to find out how to join in on the excitement! Go Tigers and we'll see you at the ballpark!

Start Window

The start-line window will open at 9:00 AM with waves going every few minutes! Make sure you plan your day with plenty of time. At The Color Run, the start line is its own pre-race party with music, dancing, warmup stretching and giveaways!

Race Guide

Your Race Guide is here! Inside you’ll find important info about Packet Pick up, Event Day, and your waiver.

Course Map

Calder Plaza

Check-In Party

Questions? Please contact our customer service representatives by clicking here.

Calder Plaza
250 Ottawa Ave
Grand Rapids Michigan

Thursday 7/31 & Friday 8/1
10:00 am to 6:00 pm


There are multiple parking options within walking distance of the start line. A couple of helpful links can be found here and here.

The following roads are closed:

  • Pearl St. Exit off of US 131 (both N & S)
  • From I-196 ramps to go on US 131 South

*Please note that road work has begun on Monroe Ave. Roads are not completely closed; however, they are reduced to single lane traffic each direction. Please plan ahead and leave early. Come join us for pre-race Zumba or just hang out with us at the start line.

Please use the following roads:

  • From North: Exit on Leonard, make a left and turn right onto Monroe Ave
  • From South: Exit either Wealthy St or Downtown Exit
  • From East or West: Exit 196 onto Ottawa Ave and turn right on Ottawa, then left onto Monroe

Charity Highlight

The Color Run, a for profit company, loves the chance it has to partner with charities and help shine a light on their extraordinary work within society.

To learn how The Color Run works with charities, click here.

We are thrilled to be working with the West Michigan Sports Commission and the Van Andel Institute - Purple Community.