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2018 Paint the Town 5K



Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 • $20

Pre-race starts at 8 am
With yoga, group stretching with Center for Healthy Living trainers, cancer warrior recognition and more!
Race starts at 9 am
Registration Form (PDF)

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• 5K Color Run to honor people who have fought cancer.
• Start and end in front of KC Summers
• Run or Walk in honor or memory of family and friends
• Proceeds support Sarah Bush Lincoln's Regional Cancer Center

Packet Pick-up
Noon to 6 pm, Friday Oct. 12 at KC Summers
7 am, Saturday (Day of race) at KC Summers

For more information, contact:
Angela Hampton, PR Specialist   |  217-258-4011

Some tips for before and after the 5K:

Hair and Clothing Care:

If you have light colored or highlighted hair, you may want to oil your hair before the race. This will help keep the color from sticking to your hair. Coconut oil or olive oil work best, but a leave-in conditioner will also do the trick. Every head of hair is different and will react differently to the color. The pink color has been known to stain blondes for a few days. Plan accordingly.

If you need to ensure color-free hair hours after the event, wear your hair in a ponytail or consider wearing a hat or bandanna. Eye-wear is also suggested during the run. 

The color will eventually wash out of just about everything, however we advise not bringing anything in which you don’t want the color.

After Paint the Town:

Be sure to take a few minutes to clean up the color before entering your car or house. Dust off as much dry powder as you can before you apply any water. 

Dust any loose powder out of your hair and brush through your hair vigorously. If you applied oil or conditioner before the race, rinse it out with cold water. Wash your hair as you normally would. It is not uncommon for hints of some of the color to stick around for a few washes

Remove all excess powder from your clothes before putting in the washer. Wash your run gear separately from all of your other clothes, with cold water.  The color will not come out of white, cotton t-shirts.