Frequently Asked Questions

Is the run hard?

No. We are a fun run with lots of COLOR BLASTS, and we have a lot of fun BLASTING color not racing!  COLOR BLAST is the best way to be crazy and have a BLAST with family and friends while being healthy, happy and colorful.  The run starts and finishes at Dauphin Recreation Services Grand Stand.  You won’t be timed, so there is no pressure to hurry.  You won’t be timed, so there is no pressure to hurry.  Linger and get more color, linger and have more fun!


What is the color made of?

The color powder is manufactured and produced in the USA.  It is made from food grade cornstarch.  It is non-toxic and 100% safe and also biodegradable.  As with any substance you will want to keep it out of your eyes and lungs.  If you are overly sensitive you may want to wear glasses or goggles for your eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for your nose and mouth.  (This is especially recommended for younger runners/walkers.)


Can I take pictures?

Of course! Bring your camera or phone, we do recommend keeping it in a plastic bag to keep the dust out!  If you are a photographer that would like to come and photograph our event, we will grant you permission with the understanding that any photographs you take may be used and edited by us for marketing and promotional purposes with or without your written consent.  By photographing our event you acknowledge and agree to this condition.


Are kids allowed?

Yes of course!  Kids love to get colored just as much as the rest of us.  Kids 7 and under are free when running with an adult but still must register on-line.  All kids must have a release waiver signed by parent/guardian before they are allowed to participate.  Need to bring a signed waiver with you.


Can my family watch?

We would love that!  This is an event that the whole family can take part in.  Remember it’s a fun run/walk & there will be people going at lots of different speeds.  So bring your family and wave goodbye at the start and then give them a big COLOR BLASTED hug at the finish.  Spectators can purchase Color Blast Paks and join in the Blasting.


Can I wear costumes?

Did someone say costumes?  We love costumes!  This event is made for that – tutus, funny glasses, moustaches, crazy hats – whatever you come up with.  Just remember everything will get COLOR BLASTED.



What time does it begin?

The run/walk will begin at 10AM.  We recommend getting there 45-60 minutes early so you have plenty of time to park, pick up registration pack and stretch.  The entire event will conclude around 12PM.


Can I walk?

Walking is great! (Remember there are many speeds of running) You will be one of many who will walk. It is not a timed event and is not competitive, so no pressure to perform. 


How do I volunteer?

We’d love to have you come out and help as a volunteer.  Go to the CONTACT US tab at the top of the page, and someone will be in touch with you with more details as the run approaches.  We need volunteers to BLAST COLOR on the participants and /or help with registration, and clean up.  Help us make the world a more colorful place to live.


Who does the COLOR BLAST benefit?

This is a fundraiser for Skate Dauphin.  All profits will go the Skate Dauphin Club for future costs.


What’s the price and how do I register?

Registration Opens Monday July 10, 2017

$25 registration vouchers available at Scotiabank in the Dauphin Market Place Mall.

$40 on-line registration - until August 15, 2017.

after August 15th $50 registration.

In person registration at Park-Fit in Dauphin.

Kids 7 and under must register on-line but are FREE.

Registration closes Thursday August 24, 2016.  No walk registration will be taken.




What do I get for registering?

A chance to experience the third Scotia Bank COLOR BLAST Dauphin 5K fun run, one Color Blast Pak, and also the most fun you have had in a LOOONG time!


What is included in my COLOR BLAST race packet?

Your race packet will contain:

  • Race bib


Can I refund my registration?

No, sorry.  Unfortunately it’s impossible for us to offer refunds.  You can still pick up your packet and race goodies.


Can I transfer my registration?

No transfers.


Where do I park?

COLOR BLAST is being held at the Dauphin Recreation Services Fair grounds with ample parking at Credit Union Place.


Are dogs allowed?

Dogs and other pets are not eligible to participate in COLOR BLAST.


Are there age limits?

Nope!  Everyone is welcome to come out and have tons of fun at COLOR BLAST.  Strollers, wagons and wheelchairs are welcome. No bikes, scooters or skateboards.   We do recommend that your kids are properly protected with sunglasses or googles and for toddlers and infants, maybe even something to cover their mouth.  The powdered color is non-toxic and made mainly with corn starch, but it could irritate the smaller ones.  


Will it be timed?

No, this is not a timed event; you will have the “time of your life!”


When is race packet pick-up?

Day of the run starting at 8:30AM


What should I wear?

You can wear whatever you like, but we suggest WEARING WHITE, because it shows up the color the best!


What if it rains?

COLOR BLAST will run rain or shine.


Will the color stain my clothes, shoes or makeup?

The COLOR does mostly wash out after the event.  As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it the better.  We suggest wearing items you won’t mind getting colorful.  If you would like to preserve the color in your running shirt, spray it with vinegar and iron it.  If you wash your shirt . . .  the color will eventually come out.  A cold water wash stall will be available and access to the Rotary Arena washrooms as Change Rooms.


Will the color get in my car?

Bring a towel to sit on and some plastic bag for your clothes and you’ll be just fine.  A change of clothes will ensure that you don’t get too much color in your car, but if you do it can be dusted or vacuumed easily.


Can I walk/run with a COLOR BLAST team?

Grab a bunch of friends or family members and come as a team rather than as an individual.  Pick a costume and team name and you are all set.  Registration is still done individually.  Bring a buddy or run with the pack – this is a family oriented fun run.  Adding to the social feel of COLOR BLAST there will be music and food vendors at the finish line.  COLOR BLAST is all about fun!


How do the post-race color throws work?

The crowd will be directed to do a COLOR BLAST throw every 30 minutes to welcome new runners coming in.  We provide one free bag of color at the finish line.


COLOR BLAST is a 5km fun run/walk; it is not a timed event.  You can always choose to time yourself if you want to know how fast you BLASTED off from the start and how long it took to get all that COLOR on you.


Can I register the day of the Event?


STILL MORE QUESTIONS?  Visit our CONTACT US page to shoot us an e-mail.


Becoming a sponsor and advertising with COLOR BLAST provides us a great way for your business to get exposure and be involved with this great event.  We offer different levels of sponsorship that allow you to advertise your business in a unique and meaningful way.  CONTACT US to see how we can work together!



Bring some cash for post run BBQ hosted by Cargill.