This event is to raise awareness of the importance of an arts education and to raise funds for arts programs in schools. Every 10 participants a school has earns a portion of the proceeds. Come out, bring a lawn chair and umbrella and enjoy music, dance and art work of the students at the pavilion before and after the race. We offer two runs. You can do one or both. The first is at 7:00 AM which is the 16th Annual Race for the Arts 5K . This is a chip timed race with trophies three deep in each 5 year age category. The second is the 5th Anniversary for the Color Me 4k Fun Run and Walk which begins at 8:00 AM. This is a non competitive fun event for families and friends. Both runs will be entertained along the race route by student performers and given a special finishers medal as they cross the finish line.
We will do a Color Blast Count Down for all Color Runners which starts at 9:15 on the hill. We will do the count down together using numbers held up by students. Bring your cameras to get some very colorful shots!!!
Pre-race Packet Pick up will be at [email protected] Wellington on Saturday, Feb 25 at 5-7 PM or Run Appeal on Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, Thursday, March 2 at 5 PM- 7PM. Also available on race morning starting at 6 AM.
PARKING - ROAD CLOSURES: Summit Blvd will close at 6:50 until 7:15 for the 5K Race to cross Summit. It will re-open again approximately 7:15 when final participants have crossed back over Summit.
The Zoo will not be available for parking so COME early, enjoy the music on the stage, and visual art audience participation project :-)
Race Day Event Schedule:
4:30-6:00 AM Volunteer check-in and sponsor set up
6:00 AM Registration all categories/bib and packet pick up
7:00 AM 5K Start south of the main pavilion
6:00-7:00 AM Color Run Participants will get color dot for waive time. IF you want to run with a group arrive with them on race day so you all get the same color dot. The waives will be in 3 minutes increments.
6:45 – 10:00 AM Student Entertainment, art exhibit and auction items at the pavilion
8:00 AM Race Awards Presented-0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 plus- Male and Female - 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Overall Female and Male, Overall Masters Female and Male.
8:00 AM Color Run Wave start times begin.
9:15 Color Blast on the Hill
9:30 Van Gogh/Beethoven Raffle drawings
Central NYC Stadium