8 am • Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 • $20
• 5K Color Run to honor all cancers.
• Mattoon Bus Depot to the Mattoon Area Family YMCA
• Run or Walk in honor or memory of family and friends
• Proceeds support Sarah Bush Lincoln's New Regional Cancer Center
Noon to 7 pm, Friday Oct. 14 at YMCA
7 am, Saturday (Day of race) at YMCA
Make & Wear Your Tutu! Many Colors Available! (optional)
Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln
Some tips for before and after the 5K:
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.