Vassar Treble with Color Fun Run
Start: Sunday, August 4, 2013 @ 8:30 AM (EDT)
Vassar , MI 48768
Registration Closing Date
Friday, August 2, 2013 @ 11:59 PM (EDT)
First annual Vassar Band Boosters Color 5k Run/Walk held on Sunday during Vassar Riverfest. Bring your family, friends and co-workers for some fun exercise. Create a team if you desire. This walk/run will begin and end at Vassar High School. All proceeds for this run will go to the Vassar Band Boosters for their upcoming performance trips. Riverfest activities will be going on all weekend. For more information, contact the Vassar Chamber of Commerce.
1. You don't need to be a runner: This is not a timed race. It is a fun way to get some exercise. Families and children are welcome. Bring a friend and create a team. Wearing a white shirt will work well for the color stations but don't wear your best whites 2. Protect yourself from the colored powder at the color stations. You may want to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes and a bandana to protect your mouth. 3. You may want to oil your hair on the morning of the race as it will make it easier to wash out the color later. Coconut oil or olive oil works best. Some people have used a good leave in conditioner. Light colored and highlighted hair is most susceptible to color staining. You may want to wear a hat or bandana to cover your hair. 4. Make sure to keep any valuables sealed in plastic bags — especially cameras and phones. 5. The powder used during the race is colored corn starch and may stain. Do not wear anything that you do not want to ruin. It is non toxic. Some people describe this run as a powdered sugar food fight. 6. Sweating may set the colors and cause them to run. You may want to wear a tank under your shirt to slow down the colors from running. After the race: 1. You can dust off as much dry powder as you can before you apply any water. Some people like to keep the color on as a badge of honor. You may want to bring a change of clothes and a towel for the seat of your car. 2. Dust any loose powder out of your hair. Rinse out the oil/conditioner you wisely applied before the race with cold water. Most of the color should come right out. Now wash your hair as you normally would. It is not uncommon for hints of some of the color, pink and purple particularly, to stick around for a few washes. 3. The color does mostly was out; the sooner you wash it the better. Remover all excess powder before you wash it. You can preserve the color in your shirt by spraying it with vinegar and ironing it.