The Color Me Pink 5K Run will be held Saturday, October 6th at Matter Park
On-Site Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Park Closes to Traffic at 9:30 a.m. Run Begins at 10:00 a.m. Cost: $35/Adults - $30/Youth through Sept. 11th Price increases to $40 for Adults on Sept. 12th
Packet Pick Up – You can pick up your event packets at Cancer Services of Grant County beginning September 17th through October 6th. Any remaining packets can be picked up the morning of the event, October 6th at on-site registration located at Matter Park Shelter #5 (Red Barn near the start finish line). All packets must be picked up by 9:30 on the day of the Run.
Event Packets - In your packet you will receive the following items:
Bib # Color Me Pink t-shirt Bag of color for the ending ceremony Swag bag goodies
Same Day Registration – Registration can be done on site October 6th for the Color Me Pink 5K Run, but this will not guarantee you an event t-shirt and/or swag bag. Always better to register early! In this case, the early bird gets the best swag!!
Parking - There will be parking for the event behind the softball fields as well as by the Gardens. To ensure a parking spot close to the start / finish line, please arrive early. We will begin the Run promptly at 10:00 am, so please come early to enjoy the music, bid in our silent auction, and get your picture taken in our photo booth. For the safety of the participants the run course and the parking will closed promptly at 9:30 am. You must arrive prior to 9:30 a.m. or you will not be permitted in the park!
What to bring / wear – CASH! We’ll have lots of pink ribbon items for sale before the Run including Cancer Sucks hoodys and survivor shirts. We will also have lots of cool silent auction items to bid on. Be sure to have your race bib, you will need to have that on in order to participate in the Color Me Pink 5K Run. No one will be permitted on the course without their race bib. We suggest that you wear a white t-shirt for the Run. WHITE is best to be able to show your PINK colors! Be creative! Dress Up! Have Fun! There will be prizes!! But don’t wear anything that you don’t want to get full of color!
Other things you might want to bring - *race bib (mandatory) *change of clothes * change of shoes * Color Packets *Towels *Bandana *Garbage Bags (put soiled clothing in) *Camera/Cell Phone – But make sure these are protected from color (possibly a ziplock bag)
RACE ROUTE / COLOR ZONES - The Color Me Pink 5K Run (3.1 miles) is an action-packed, scenic, out-and-back course with a few small hills but mostly flat, and will have 3 color stations – resulting in a 6 color blast along the course, and …BUBBLES! The Start / Finish line will be located by Shelter #5 - Red Barn in the back of Matter Park!
From the SOUTH:
Take I-69 North to IN SR 18 West (Exit 64). Take 18 west into Marion and turn RIGHT onto Baldwin Avenue (also known as IN SR 9 N). Take Baldwin Avenue (SR 9) through Marion and turn LEFT at Quarry Road into Matter Park. There is a Beacon Credit Union at the corner of Baldwin Avenue & Quarry Rd. There will also be a sign at this corner directing you into Matter Park.
From the NORTH:
Take I-69 South to IN SR 218 West (exit 73). Follow 218 W turn LEFT at IN SR 9 South. Follow 9 South into Marion. Turn RIGHT at Quarry Road into Matter Park. There is a Beacon Credit Union at the corner of SR 9 and Quarry Rd. There will also be a sign at this corner directing you into Matter Park.
From the EAST:
Take SR 18 west into Marion and turn RIGHT onto Baldwin Avenue (also known as IN SR 9 N). Take Baldwin Avenue (SR 9) through Marion and turn LEFT at Quarry Road into Matter Park. There is a Beacon Credit Union at the corner of Baldwin Avenue & Quarry Road. There will also be a Run for Freedom sign at the corner of this intersection directing you into Matter Park.
From the WEST:
Take SR 18 East into Marion and turn LEFT onto Miller Avenue. Take Miller Avenue to Kem Road. Turn RIGHT onto Kem Road. Take Kem Road to Baldwin Avenure (SR 9), and turn LEFT onto Baldwin Avenue (SR 9). Turn LEFT at Quarry Road into Matter Park. There is a Beacon Credit Union at the corner of Baldwin Avenue & Quarry Rd. There will also be a sign at this corner directing you into Matter Park.