Grand Rapids

Coming Soon
Calder Plaza

Ticket Options

Glow-For-Gold Participant Kit
  • Entry Bib
  • Magic Unicorn Medal
  • Color Powder Pack
  • Happy Tee
  • Infinity Band
  • Gold Star Tattoo
  • The Color Run Tattoo
  • Twinkle Socks
  • Gold Tutu
  • Gold Unicorn Headband
  • All Ages

Glow-For-Gold

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Glow-Getter Participant Kit
  • Entry Bib
  • Magic Unicorn Medal
  • Color Powder Pack
  • Happy Tee
  • Infinity Band
  • Gold Star Tattoo
  • The Color Run Tattoo
  • All Ages

Glow-Getter

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Little Glow-Getter Participant Kit
  • Entry Bib
  • Magic Unicorn Medal
  • Color Powder Pack
  • Youth Happy Tee
  • Infinity Band
  • Gold Star Tattoo
  • The Color Run Tattoo
  • Ages 8 and Under ONLY

Little Glow-Getter

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Glow Participant Kit
  • Entry Bib
  • Magic Unicorn Medal
  • Color Powder Pack
  • All Ages

Event Info

Race Day

Race Day

Parking

Parking

Festival

Festival

Charity

Charity

Volunteer

Volunteer

Race Day

Race Day

Race Day

Race day

 

Event day is Saturday, July 23rd @ Calder Plaza. Runners will start to be released at 8:00 am and all participants must be on The Color Run 5k route no later than 8:30 am.

If you have already received your participant kit in the mail – you are checked in and ready to go.

If you have not received your kit, you should attend the Check-in Party to pick up your participant kit for free. The Check-in Party will be on Friday, July 22nd from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm at Calder Plaza.

 

Or…

 

For checking in on Race Day (Saturday), when you arrive follow the signs to “Packet Pickup”/”Start Line” and check-in at the PINK check-in tents. You can pick up your participant kit on Race Day morning for $5 per packet from 6:00 am – 8:00 am. Please allow plenty of time for parking and walking to the start line. If you are checking in on event day we encourage you to show up early. Remember to bring exact change if paying with cash.

Please remember the cost to pick up your packet on event day (Saturday) is $5 PER packet you are picking up. Cash or Card accepted.

Parking

Parking

Parking

The venue for The Color Run Grand Rapids is Calder Plaza located at 300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

We highly encourage you to carpool or use DASH to cut down on traffic in the downtown area, and so you can avoid parking jams on event morning.

DASH:
Use the Silver Line and exit either DeVos Place or Government Center. This will drop you within 1 block of the venue, start line, and finish line.

Parking:
Please review the route map on our website. You will want to avoid parking inside of the course route. All the metered parking inside the route area, and on the course are bagged and you will not be able to utilize that parking. There is other street parking outside of the course route that is available. Be aware meters are running and you will need to pay the going rate for those meters.
We encourage you to use one of the following ramps for parking on event day.

DeVos Place Ramp – 238 Michigan St NW
Pricing is $1.50 every half hour or $15 max daily.

Government Center Ramp – 300 Monroe Ave NW
Pricing is $1.25 every half hour or $12 max daily.

Handicap Parking:
Both ramps listed above have a limited number of handicap
parking spot. You are also able to use street parking outside
of the running route.

Interactive Parking Map:
Interactive Visitor Parking Map

Downloadable Parking Map:
Parking Facility Map(PDF, 6MB)

Festival

Festival

Festival

Come ready to party with us in the finish festival!
Here’s who will be there:

Charity

Charity

Charity

We are all about spreading the love and are thrilled to be partnering with West Michigan Sports Commission and Van Andel Institute - Purple Community

We foster economic development by attracting sporting events which improve our citizens' quality
of life and elevates the brand of Grand Rapids.

Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteer

Ever wonder how The Happiest 5K on The Planet is achieved city after city? It’s our amazing volunteers! Whether it’s handing out water, assisting with check-in, tossing colors, or assisting in clean up, our volunteers are everything to us! Become the newest member of The Color Run family and gain some hands-on event experience by signing up to volunteer with us!

Volunteer Here

Why Volunteer?

Join The Party

Help us make the magic happen (and throw colored powder at people). Our volunteers are part of what makes us the Happiest 5k on the Planet!

Show Off Your Swag

We always offer an exclusive The Color Run™ t-shirt to our volunteers, and this year’s cute tie-dye print will definitely make your friends jealous.

Support Local Charities

As a volunteer, you’re helping us give back. Each event supports the amazing work of global nonprofits and local nonprofits in your community.

Learn New Skills

Give yourself some hands-on experience in managing events! Trust us, it looks great on a resume.

Make Memories

Bring your squad along for the ride. When you volunteer with friends and family, the day is even more memorable!

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