Chicago, IL


June 5

Grant Park


The Color Run Tropicolor World Tour 2016 is bringing a 5k paradise straight to your city with a sweet Tropicolor Zone on course, all-new Rainbow Beach at the Finish Festival, and a fresh island-style participant kit. Tickets now available – get yours today!

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The Tropicolor World Tour is Here!

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!

Event Address

Grant Park
235 South Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603

Check-In Party

Where: Butler Field in Grant Park
235 South Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603

When: Saturday, June 4th
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

If you have had your packet mailed to you, you are already checked in! You don’t need to come to packet pick up OR check in race morning. Just head straight to the start line (or warm up at the stage with us before the event)!

Start Window

The start-line window will open at 8:00 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!

Event Guide

Simply click below and inside you’ll see important info about check-in, event day, packet pick-up, parking and much more. Printing options also available.

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Course Map

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Charity Highlight

We love chucking paint and making people smile, but we also think it is important to give back. As a for profit company, we are excited we have the opportunity to partner with charities and help shine a light on their extraordinary work within society.

We are thrilled to be working with Back on My Feet Chicago and CHILL
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Back on My Feet seeks to revolutionize the way our society approaches homelessness. We combat homelessness using the power of running, creating community support and providing essential employment and housing resources.

Operating in 11 major cities coast-to-coast, Back on My Feet uses running and community to motivate and support individuals every step of the way from homelessness to independence. Our success is measured not only by the health impact of miles run, but also by how many individuals obtain education, employment, and housing.

By combating homelessness through our innovative program, Back on My Feet proves that there is hope, that individuals can achieve things they never thought possible, and that there are people who will support them along the way. Be one of those people and join us in the fight against homelessness today.

Chicago MTX

Chill is a nonprofit youth development program started by Jake and Donna Carpenter of Burton Snowboards in Burlington, Vermont in 1995. Chill’s mission is to provide opportunities for underserved youth to build self-esteem and life skills through snowboarding and other board sports. In 2001, the Chill Chicago program was established and has been serving Chicagoland’s youth ever since. For more information or to get involved please visit our website.

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

After Party

Keep the party going at the Official Color Run After Party! Immediately after the race enjoy $3 Miller Lites and 10% or 15% off all food as seen below:

Hubbard Inn (110 W Hubbard St) – 15% off all food
Bottled Blonde (504 N Wells St) – 10% off all food
Bar Louie River North (333 N. Dearborn) – 10% off all food
Theory (9 W Hubbard St) – 10% off all food
El Hefe (15 W Hubbard St) – 10% off all food


Pre-book your parking spot with ParkWhiz. We want you to run to the finish line, not your parking spot!


ENRGi Fitness

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ENRGi Fitness is Chicago’s leading group fitness gym with over 150 classes a week ranging from bootcamp, barre, strength, kickboxing, TRX, kettle bells, yoga, WERQ & more. Basically, ENRGi is 5 boutique gyms all in one awesome facility! We are located in River North at 215 W. Ohio St, between Wells and Franklin. Visit our website, give us a call, or just stop in to see us and learn about our current specials.

WOW! I cannot wait until The Color Run comes back to my city. It was seriously the best day. My friends and I had a blast.
My favorite part was the party at the finish line that had super cool photo ops, music, and a beach area with cool vibes!
The Tropicolor zone had big inflatable palm trees! My friends and I had so much fun this year. We love TCR!
The new Tropicolor tour is even better than last year! They had a sandy beach area at the end with huge inflatable beach balls. So fun.
The Color Run Tropicolor Tour is one of the funnest things my family and I have ever done. Very family friendly and super tropical.