Get ready to put your running shoes on and unleash your inner child because the 6th annual Greenwich Color Challenge is just around the corner! This exciting event, hosted by the International School at Dundee (ISD) in Riverside, is a 1.25-mile run/walk and obstacle course filled with 10+ obstacle stations and six color power stations where participants are “dusted” with safe, non-toxic, washable color.
The race, which is open to participants of all ages, will take place on Saturday, April 1st starting at 9am and tickets can be purchased at GreenwichColorChallenge.org through Sunday, March 26 for $40 per person (ages 5 and over). The race fee includes a race pack with a t-shirt, sunglasses and string bag – while supplies last – however, everyone is encouraged to dress in their silliest attire, such as tutus, wacky socks, rainbow wigs and much more. Kids 4 and under can participate for free, but will not receive a race pack. Schools in town are also offered a discount, which can be found in their respective school newsletters.
The Greenwich Color Challenge is a celebration of color, friends, family, and fun. Participants are encouraged to deck themselves out in their most colorful accessories and get ready to run, walk, jump, dodge, duck, laugh, and have a great time. The event is inspired by the Indian festival of Holi, where communities come together to throw vibrantly colored powders into the street and onto each other in celebration of Spring.
Once runners reach the finish line and receive their ribbons, the fun continues with a variety of games, food, and prizes. The event is also a fundraiser for the ISD PTA, with 100% of the proceeds going towards educational enrichment programs for the students of the school.
Don’t miss out on this chance to have some fun and support a great cause. Purchase your tickets now at GreenwichColorChallenge.org and follow @greenwichcolorchallenge for updates, photos, and fun. Get ready to dust off your running shoes and bring on the color!