What’s that stuff made of anyway?

My School Color Run offers two color components for our events. Knowing that we have participants of all ages, we wanted to make sure our color stations were suitable for everyone. That means instead of the traditional powder station (you know the ones that leaves little to no color on your shirt but the ground looks like it’s having a great time, ya that one), we use liquid spray stations, which is a combination of water and 100% FD&C and/or D&C grade food dyes. Volunteers use the provided 8 sprayers to apply the color to the runners’ bodies as they pass by, being mindful to aim below the head and neck. With the additional control the volunteers have by using the sprayers, the liquid spray stations require little to no clean up which is a huge plus!

(NOTE: We recommend all color is used outside, in a well-ventilated area, and over concrete or grass.)

The runners’ colorful and slightly wet shirts will provide a wonderful canvas for the second color component, the powder celebration, which takes place after the run. Our individual color packets are proudly made in the USA and each participant will receive their own packet to toss. We do recommend participants wear a bandana and sunglasses to cover their nose, mouth, and eyes. You’ll want to designate a well-ventilated area for the powder packets to be used. The powder packets are made with high quality cornstarch and food dyes. However, our products are not intended for consumption. After the event is over we recommend you “dust off” your clothes before washing. The color will wash out of most everything but you can apply a stain remover if needed. Remember, the earlier you get to a stain the better the chance you have of it coming out. As for the ground, simply running the sprinklers or just waiting for mother nature to take its course will solve the problem. The only sign left of your event taking place should be the awesome action shots you took during the color toss and your participants smiling faces!

If you would like a copy of the Safety Data Sheets please contact your personal event coordinator.


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