Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Start R.I.G.H.T. Challenge?

The Start R.I.G.H.T. Challenge is a city-wide, healthy-living campaign and challenge that aims to increase health knowledge and access to fitness and educational opportunities for Riversiders. The Challenge is completely FREE for people who live or work or go to school in Riverside! Participants have a chance to win a grand prize of $500. This year those that complete the challenge by having both an entry weigh-in and exit weigh-out are entered into a drawing to win $300. We will be giving away two $300 prizes.

Who is eligible? 

Anyone who lives or works or goes to school in the City of Riverside is eligible to enter the challenge. You will be asked to provide your address upon signing up for the Challenge through the MyPassport App.

How can I sign up for the Challenge?

Signing up for the challenge is easy! Just go to the MyPassport App and enter your information! If you would like to be eligible to win prizes, you will need to have an official weigh-in and weigh-out. Please call 951-788-3471 for details.

Children, under the age of 18, do not need an official weigh-in to participate. We ask that they simply sign-up via the MyPassport App (after getting permission from their parents of course!) and sign-up. Super easy!

When does the Challenge Start? 

The Challenge will start January 21. Join us for a free 3k Color Run at the Golf Course next to Reid Park. Registration is online only.

What are the prizes?

$500 to the school that logs the most hours
$500 to the person who loses the highest percentage of body weight
$300 to the person who has the highest participation
$300 to a random participant who weighed in AND weighed out

I missed the deadline to weigh-in. Can I still be part of the Challenge?

Yes, of course! You can sign-up for the Challenge via the MyPassport App throughout the Challenge. All the activity you enter on the app will count towards your neighborhood or school total. However, you will not be eligible for the individual cash prizes. Sorry!

I don’t see my school listed on the MyPassport app? 

Please send an e-mail to Rachel at rachel@rchf.org to address this concern.

What is included with my registration?
Each registered participant will receive a custom race t-shirt, color packet a goody bag and activity guide filled with fun activities throughout the 3 month challenge.

Can children participate?

Absolutely!!! If they want to, they can run, walk, jog next to you. If they’re not feeing it or are too small, strollers and carriers are acceptable and very much welcomed!

Can I run with my pet?
For the safety of our runners and animals, we do not allow animals at any of our races. If someone does bring a pet (that is not a certified service animal) we will kindly ask that they take their pet home.

How do I get my participant kit?  
Upon arrival, you will be directed to the check-in area. When you check-in, you will receive a wristband. After you get your wristband, you will get weighed-in (not applicable for youth). Once you have weighed-in, you will receive your t-shirt and get in line for the Color Run. After you cross the finish line, you will be given your goody bag and color packet.

How is the color administered along the course? 
You will see smiling faces along the course whose main goal is to douse you in colorful powder to ensure that you look like you ran through a beautiful rainbow by the time you cross the finish line.

Is the Color safe?
Safety is our main priority! Our colors are made with high quality cornstarch and food dyes.  All materials are 100% FD&C and/or D&C grade and approved by the US FDA. However our product is not designed for consumption.  If you would like a copy of the Safety Data Sheets please contact us at (888)-252-6567 or email us at info@colorblaze.com.

Is it harmful if you inhale it?

Although all the materials are food grade we do not recommend inhaling large quantities of color powder.  Anyone who has asthma, is allergic to any of the ingredients or has any respiratory issues should exercise caution when participating in color powder events.  It should also always be used in well ventilated outdoor space.

How does the post-race color pit work?
At the finish line you will receive your goody bag and color packet. Just a few steps away will be the color pit where you and all your fellow runners will get to douse each other (or yourself) in color J We provide one bag of color for each runner.

Will the color ruin clothes or running shoes?
Our color powder washes out of most clothing.  However, it can stain some materials.  100% cotton clothing is recommended and typical machine washing with stain remover, removes the stains.  We recommend removing excess powder from clothing before washing and/or applying water.

Do you have “cleaning stations” at the finish after party?
We have air blown color cleaning at the finish line. With a good dusting off, you aren’t 100% clean, but you are good for the drive home. We will also have some hand wash stations.

What about the drive home?
We recommend bringing some towels for the insides of your cars and/or a change of clothes and shoes just in case.

Do the “Color Zones” affect runner vision? Or breathing?
The color powder used is all certified non-toxic and free of any heavy metals.  The bright colors are a combination of cornstarch, baking soda, and FD&C dyes. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our color throwers try to aim low as you pass by.  Some Color Runners opt to wear glasses for their eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths.

Can spectators attend?
Absolutely.  They just won’t receive a wrist band and will not be able to run in the race.

Are cameras and phones safe to have in the color zones?
Our race photographers are generally fine shooting from a medium distance of 50 feet, but to be totally safe we always recommend covering cameras/phones with a protective dust wrap.  Those colorful powder particles are sneaky and the Riverside Community Health Foundation is not liable for any damage that might be done to your camera!

Is The Color Run timed?
Our color run is not a timed event. Runners tend to take their time out there and enjoy themselves. We suggest self-timing for anyone desiring a finish time.

What if I am pregnant?
It’s totally up to what you and your doctor decide.  We see a lot of pregnant runners at our races and they are the cutest ones out there!  The powder is all certified non-toxic.  We recommend wearing sunglasses or goggles, and a bandana over your mouth and nose in the color zones just for extra protection.

What happens if there is bad weather?
A little rain won’t stop us. It even makes the color brighter!

What if I have a question that isn’t answered here?
Please contact us at 951-788-3471 and we will get your question(s) answered.

I’m having technical difficulties — help!

Occasionally, if you are using an old version of Internet Explorer or Safari the MyPassport App might display incorrectly. Please make sure you are using the latest version of your browser. We also recommend viewing the MyPassport App in either the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser for easiest use and best results.

Still have difficulties? Please contact Rachel at rachel@rchf.org or 951.788.3471 for additional help.