Color Blast FAQ


  1. Is the run/walk hard? Not at all!! The Bedford PTG Color Blast is a family friendly fun run/walk where you can run, skip, or twirl your way through our 5 color stations. You will not be timed, so there is no pressure to hurry. Come get blasted with color powder at this great community event.
  2. What is the color made of? Safety is our main priority! Our color powder was purchased from Color Blaze; their color powder are made with high quality cornstarch, food dyes and baking soda. All materials are 100% FD&C and/or D&C approved.
  3. Does the powder stain clothing, hair, or skin? The colored powder washes out of most clothing, it can however stain some clothing. It is recommended that you wear 100% cotton clothing. With typical machine-washing with stain remover for tough stains, it should not stain. It is recommended that you remove all excess powder before applying water to your skin, hair or clothing, and normal washing should remove the color. If you are worried about your hair or skin, you can apply olive oil or coconut oil to those areas before the event.
  4. Is the powder 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.
  5. Will there be bathrooms? Limited restrooms are available on campus at the snack shack (to the right of the bleachers).
  6. Where do I park? There will be limited parking on the RAL/BHS campus. When leaving campus parking areas please follow all directions, be patient, and watch out for any runners finishing the course!! IF you wish to avoid end of event traffic please park in the surrounding recreation field lots or at McKelvie Intermediate School.
  7. Can I bring with my pet? For the safety of our participates and animal friends, we ask that you leave your 4-legged friends at home. 
  8. Can I hang out on the BHS TRACK & BLEACHERS? We ask that none of the registrants, volunteers, or spectators enter the track area or sit on the bleachers. The color WILL STAIN the track. To avoid this we are asking everyone to stay OFF!
  9. Can I take pictures? OF COURSE! If you do bring your camera, phone, or electronic device, we recommend keeping it in a plastic bag to keep the colored powder out. Make sure you share your photographs with us by posting with #COLORBLAST2022 and tag Bedford PTG! 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 the Bedford Parent Teacher Group for marketing and promotional purposes with or without your written consent. By photographing our event you acknowledge and agree to this condition.
  10. What if it rains? The Bedford PTG Color Blast run/walk will take place rain or shine. In the unlikely event of severe weather, we will post updates to our Facebook Event page and our website. We will take precautions as recommended by the National Weather Service, but only in extreme cases will the event be cancelled. Your safety is our #1 priority – your fun is a close second!!
  11. Can my friends and family spectate? Of course they can!! They are welcome at the start, end and anywhere in between to cheer you on.
  12. Can I wear a costume? Heck YES…you can! We welcome all the wild and wacky colorful fun we can get at this family event!
  13. Can I walk? Of course you can! We will be staggering the start with the people who want to run in the front, strollers and walkers in the back, with the rest somewhere in the middle. This event is a fun run/walk and is NOT timed…it is more about the Fun than the Run
  14. How do I sign up to volunteer?  CLICK HERE to Volunteer.
  15. Who does the event benefit? The Bedford PTG Color Blast is sponsored by many local businesses and the funds raised benefit the students and schools of the Bedford School District.
  16. Can I get a refund? No, unfortunately we cannot refund your registration.
  17. Please CLICK HERE  for Tips and Tricks on how to Color Blast and have a good time!