Kids Inc. Run of many Colors 5K

We are excited you will be joining us on August 24 at Cookeville High School. 

Here are a few things you will want to know in preparation for the big event.

Packet Pick Up

Friday, August 23 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sports House

55 South Willow Ave

Cookeville, TN

Race Day Packet Pick Up

Saturday, August 24 - 7:00 am

Bring some cash or credit card! Other items available for purchase:

* Run of Many Colors sunglasses

* Run of Many Colors drawstring backpacks

* Run of Many Colors tutus

* Extra color packets

Race Day

The first wave of 5K runners will start at 8:00 am. We will run the race in several heats so that we can stagger start times and give everyone plenty of time to get COLORFUL!

The 1 mile event will start at 9:30 am.

All paid registrants will receive one color packet when they cross the finish line. We will have extra color packets available for purchase. You will want lots of color for the color celebrations at the end of the race. We will have color celebrations every 20 minutes.

We will have a DJ and a photographer at the race.


There will be parking all around the high school

Race Day Schedule

7:00 am - On-site registration /packet pick up

7:45 am - Start lining up at race shoot

8:00 am - 1st wave of runners/walkers will leave the start chute with additional waves leaving every 5-10 minutes.

9:30 am - 1 mile fun run begins

9:30 am -11:00am - Color celebration at the finish line

11:00 am - on - Wear Your Color with Pride and feel good about yourself for helping a great cause!

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Why is your race fee lower than other color runs?

We're keeping the race accessible for all ages. By keeping some of the "extras" optional, we're keeping our event fees lower. "Extras" include sunglasses, extra color, etc.

When is the last day to register to guarantee a t-shirt?

Last day to register and guarantee a shirt will be 10 days before event.

When is the last day to register?
Last day to register will be race day if not sold out, but price will be higher.

Do I need to be a competitive runner to participate?

No. Run of Many Colors is a unique experience that is more about having fun with friends and family rather than outrunning your competitors. It's also about helping out a great cause.

Do I need to part of a team to sign up?

No. You can run on your own or as part of a team. Teams consist of four or more participating together. You can create a cool custom team name and outfits. Running as a team helps you motivate each other and achieve your most colorful possibilities. Team members can finish together or individually.

Can I run with my dog?

NO DOGS on the race course.

Are strollers allowed?

Strollers are allowed for either the 5K or 1 mile event.

Is there an age limit?

No age limits. We've created a one-mile fun run to allow everyone to participate. Children under 3 race free with a registered adult but we request a waiver on all participants!

What is included with registration?

Registrants will receive a t-shirt, sunglasses and a color packet for the color celebration at the end of the race.

How do I pick up my race packet for the event?

See above!

Is the white dress code a must?

White clothes aren't required, but it's more fun to start the race in white and end colorful. As long as you are wearing a mostly white shirt, you'll be fine. Shorts/pants don't need to be white.

Does it hurt when you are hit by color?

Not at all. It's a powder.

Will the color ruin clothes or running shoes?

The color mostly washes out after the event. The sooner you wash your items, the better. We recommend wearing items you don't mind getting colorful. Color can be preserved on your running shirt by soaking it in vinegar and ironing it before you wash it. You may wear glasses to cover your eyes and a hat or bandana to cover your hair.

How does the color affect the inside of my car?

We recommend bringing a towel or blanket to cover your seats just in case. Bring a bag to throw your color clothes in for the ride home.

Can spectators attend the post-race color celebration?

Absolutely! We will have color packets available for everyone to purchase. At the finish line, the crowd will throw their color packets to welcome runners. Color throws will take place every 15 -20 minutes. It will be a rainbow extravaganza!

What is the best way to photograph the race?

We'll have photographers taking pictures throughout the race and at the finish line. If you want to take your own pictures, we recommend keeping your phone and/or camera in a Ziploc bag to keep it safe.

Is the Run of many colors timed?

This is not a timed event. You'll want to take your time and enjoy!

Are there refunds?

Unfortunately, we will be unable to offer refunds.

What am I waiting for?

Good question - Register now!!


Register below at :

Early registration is open now!  



Sponsorship Levels: 

Red Sponsor: $ 1000.00                                                               Yellow Sponsor: $ 500.00

1 4 Person team                                                                                       Business name & logo on back of race shirt

Opportunity to display products/services                                                    Business name & logo on Kids web page 

Business name and logo on back of race shirt                                             A sign will be placed at the water aid station                                                                                                                  sponsored by your company/organization

Business name and Logo on the Kids Putnam Web page                              Mile sponsor sign

Mile sponsor sign                                                                                        Company Information in race packs

Company information in race packs

Your company/organization can provide a banner to place at the event 



Blue Sponsor $ 250.00                                                    Purple Sponsor $ 100.00

Mile sponsor sign                                                                                          Your company/organization name on                                                                                                                                            event t-shirt

Company information in race packs

your company/organization name on event t-shirt 

Our Sponsors ROCK!!

 Thank you Serenity Health ! They have signed on to be a Blue Sponsor!  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this run, please contact the center directly 932-526-5437

Thank you Lite Rock !! they have signed on to be a Red sponsor! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this run, please contact the center directly at 931-526-5437 

Thank you Fields Insurance !! They have signed on to be a Blue Sponsor! Thank you so much Sponsors! 

Thank you Wilson & Wilson enterprise ! They have signed on to be a Blue Sponsor!! Thank you Sponsors!!

Thank you to South East Bank !! They have signed on to be a Blue Sponsor!! Thank you Sponsors!!

Thank you to Hand Family Companies !! They have signed on to be a Blue Sponsor!! Thank you Sponsors!!

 Thank you to Dream Source Auto! They have signed on to be a purple sponsor!! Thank you Sponsors!!

Thank you to Triple B Antiques! They have signed on the be a purple sponsor!!  Thank you Sponsors!!

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