Twin Cities

Coming Soon
Minnesota State Fair Grounds

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

Join The List
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

Join The List
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

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

Event Info

Race Day

Race Day

Parking

Parking

Festival

Festival

Volunteer

Volunteer

Race Day

Race Day

Race Day

Race day

 

Event day is Saturday, July 9th @ Minnesota State Fair Grounds. 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 8th from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm at Minnesota State Fair Grounds.

 

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.
 
 
Packet Pickup Parking:
Enter the fair grounds from Snelling Ave and Dan Patch Ave.
Go down Dan Patch Ave towards the GrandStand and turn right onto Underwood Street.
Stay on Underwood Street until you reach Randall Ave and turn left on Randall Ave.
Follow Randall Ave all the way until you see The Color Run parking on the left.
The parking lot is S 108.
Parking is FREE.

Event Day Parking:
Enter the Fairgrounds from Como Ave and University of Minnesota Transitway.
Take University of Minnesota Transitway until you reach Commonwealth Ave / Dan Patch Ave and turn right.
Take your first left onto Randall Avenue and you will see The Color Run parking on your right.
Once you park, walk towards the grandstand and follow signs to the startline, packet pickup, and checkin party.

Additional Parking:
Overflow parking is on the south side of Como Avenue. The entrance is at Como Avenue and Packard Street.
If you park in the overflow parking lot park and use the crosswalk to cross Como Avenue.
Enter the fairgrounds and walk down Clough Street.
Take a left on Judson Ave.
Take a right on Liggett Street.
Follow Liffett straight until you hit the grandstand and walk up the staircase of the grandstand. Follow signs to the start line, check in party, or packet pickup.

We highly recommend you arrive early for this event. With thousands of other participants coming, you’ll want to avoid the rush! We encourage you to carpool and arrive early to hang out at our Get Up & Glow party.

Parking

Parking

Parking

Packet Pickup Parking:
Enter the fair grounds from Snelling Ave and Dan Patch Ave.
Go down Dan Patch Ave towards the GrandStand and turn right onto Underwood Street.
Stay on Underwood Street until you reach Randall Ave and turn left on Randall Ave.
Follow Randall Ave all the way until you see The Color Run parking on the left.
The parking lot is S 108.
Parking is FREE.

Event Day Parking:
Enter the Fairgrounds from Como Ave and University of Minnesota Transitway.
Take University of Minnesota Transitway until you reach Commonwealth Ave / Dan Patch Ave and turn right.
Take your first left onto Randall Avenue and you will see The Color Run parking on your right.
Once you park, walk towards the grandstand and follow signs to the startline, packet pickup, and checkin party.

Additional Parking:
Overflow parking is on the south side of Como Avenue. The entrance is at Como Avenue and Packard Street.
If you park in the overflow parking lot park and use the crosswalk to cross Como Avenue.
Enter the fairgrounds and walk down Clough Street.
Take a left on Judson Ave.
Take a right on Liggett Street.
Follow Liffett straight until you hit the grandstand and walk up the staircase of the grandstand. Follow signs to the start line, check in party, or packet pickup.

We highly recommend you arrive early for this event. With thousands of other participants coming, you’ll want to avoid the rush! We encourage you to carpool and arrive early to hang out at our Get Up & Glow party.

Festival

Festival

Festival

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

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!

Sponsors