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Rainbow Run at OWA

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Saturday, April 30

  • Downtown OWA

Let’s get ready to run!

Saturday, April 30

7:30am-11am

Ticket sales have ended. Day of registration will be available on the OWA Island beginning at 7:30am.

As the name suggests, it isn’t your average run! On Saturday, April 30, participants will jog, walk, sprint (your choice!) through OWA as neon powder fills the air! Grab your friends, sign up, and you’ll each get OWA swag and a Rainbow Run T-shirt, available while supplies last.

Pre-registered participants are encouraged to sign their waivers now using the link below. 


Sign waivers now!

Pre-registered participants are encouraged to sign their waivers and pick up their packets and swag in the week leading up to the run. Registered participants can pick up their swag bags inside the building 200-H in Downtown OWA (across from Rum Island) between Tuesday, April 26 through Friday, April 29, from 10am to 4pm.

Schedule for Rainbow Run on Saturday, April 30:

  • Check-in and day-of registration on OWA Island: 7:30-8:30am
  • Photobooth on OWA Island: 9-11am; subject to weather 
  • Run Starts on OWA Island: 9am
  • After Party with DJ on OWA Island: Following Race until 11am

Participation includes a free Rainbow Run T-shirt that’s ready to be covered in all the flying colors, or you can wear your own get-up to the race. Hint: White shirts work best for all the colors to really show up!

Route Map

National Tye Dye Day!

Paint Party Studios will be celebrating National Tie Dye Day after the Rainbow Run with a local tie dye artist Melissa Hergenroder of Crafty Fox (based out of Mobile, she makes the Tie Dye items for sale in Paint Party Studios). She will be giving brief talks throughout the afternoon on tie dye techniques  and of course she’ll have her tie dye scarves and apparel available for sale.

Paint Party Studios will also have some “tie dye inspired” washable watercolor activities for the kiddos to do for a hands-on activity.

FAQ

When/Where is early packet pickup?

Registered participants can pick up their swag bags and scratch off prizes inside the building 200-H in Downtown OWA (across from Rum Island) between Tuesday, April 26 through Friday, April 29, from 10am to 4pm.

How much are tickets?

Registration for ages 3+ will be $29.99++ with an additional $2 will be charged for shirts larger than a XL.

What does my ticket include?

Tickets to Rainbow Run include entry to the race, t-shirt, color tattoo, and swag, available while supplies last.

May I register day-of?

You may! However, we encourage all participants to register in advance, to ensure you get your complimentary Rainbow Run t-shirt!

How long is the run?

The 1.5 miles Rainbow Run is long enough for runners to enjoy, but short enough to where children over three can still participate.

Do I have to run?

Running is optional! Feel free to walk, skip, jog or otherwise enjoy yourself along the course.

Are face coverings required for participation?

Due to the nature of the powders in use at the Rainbow Run, face coverings are recommended for participants. Many guests choose to wear a bandanna and/or a pair of sunglasses to protect their eyes and airways.

Are three and under allowed to participate?

Due to the nature of the powders in use at the Rainbow Run, it is not recommended for guests three and under to participate.

When is check in?

Check-in is at 7:30am CST and will run until 8:30am CST on the OWA Island.  

Where do I get my Rainbow Run t-shirt?

Your complimentary Rainbow Run t-shirt will be ready for you at check-in beginning at 8am on the morning of Rainbow Run.

Will there be complimentary water stations?

Yes! There will be three water stations along the race route to help runners stay hydrated.

Where is the photo booth located?

There will be a complimentary photobooth roamer in the starting line area and the at the finish line on the OWA Island where the after party is being held.

Where is the after party located?

The after party will be held at the OWA Island, which is also the location for the finish line of the race. The OWA Island is where you will get your OWA Rainbow Run swag bag if you did not pick up your swag bag leading up to the event date. Light food and beverage options will also be available while supplies last as well as beer for participants 21+ with valid photo ID.

Can you give me additional information on the powder used as well as the laundering process?

The powder is comprised of cornstarch with food grade dye, so it is non-toxic, 100% safe and washes away with water. The shirt is given at check in, so guests can decide if they would like to wear it in the run or not. The shirt given is completely white with no powder on it. Suggestions for cleaning are to shake/vacuum/dust off your clothing before washing. After removing as much excess powder as possible, spot clean as needed. We suggest they wash items from the run separate from other clothing in cold water.