Chicago, IL


June 4

Grant Park


The Color Run 2017 Dream World Tour is coming to your city with an all-new Cloud Foam Zone, Unicorn Finisher's Medal, inspirational Dream Wall, and giant inflatable unicorns. Sign up now before prices go up.

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Prices increase 4/26 at 11:59 pm

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The Dream 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!

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Event Address

Grant Park
235 South Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60603

Check-In Party

Come to the Check-In party and pick up your participant kit in advance to avoid lines on event day!

Grant Park
235 South Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60603

When: Coming Soon

Start Window

The start-line window will open at 8:00 AM with waves going every few minutes until 8:45 AM! 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!

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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 Chicago.

Back on My Feet combats homelessness through the power of running, community support, and essential employment and housing resources.

The Chill Foundation is a youth development non-profit that provides opportunities for at-risk and underserved youth to build self-esteem and life skills through board sports. Each year Chill Burlington serves 100+ Vermont youth from across the state to provide them with life changing opportunities at zero cost. Chill Burlington currently operates annual Snowboard and Skateboard programs in the winter and spring respectively. To find out more about the Chill Foundation, visit

The mission of is to accelerate full spectrum research to cure Rett syndrome and empower families with knowledge and connectivity. To date, $40 million cumulative research dollars have been awarded in a quest to accelerate treatments. is the leading funder and incubator of research in 6 distinct areas – a full spectrum approach to research.

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

Love The Color Run!!!!!!! The most fun you'll ever have "running"!!!
Two words. Unicorn Medal. I am already registered!
The Color Run is when fantasy becomes reality. Dreams will come true.
2017 is going to be even more fun than before! I can’t wait until The Color Run hits my city!
I had a blast playing in the foam with my kids – I may have been more excited than they were!