How Much Color Powder Do I Need for a Color Race-Run?

Color race-runs are taking the country by storm, and rightly so. Not only do they give people the chance to get a bit of a workout in, but they’re fun, especially when they are completed with friends and family. Color race-run fundraisers are 5k races designed for runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels. They stand apart from other 5k races because of the addition of color powder. Along the race route, participants will pass a variety of color powder stations where spectators shower them with vibrant hues of color powder. They’re fun events and something that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime. But if you’re part of the team organizing a color race-run, how do you know how much color powder to order?

How Much Color Powder Do You Need for Your Next Race?

The amount of color powder you will need for your color race-run event depends solely on how many participants you expect to have and how many color stations will be situated along the route. A good rule of thumb would be to plan on at least a half-pound of color powder per participant for up to three color stations. If there are more than three color stations, plan on three-fourths to one pound of color powder per participant.

Colors and Products Offered at Color Powder Supply Co.

Once you determine how much color powder you will need for your event, come on over to the Color Powder Supply Co. and shop our wide selection of color powder products. We offer many fun, bright colors to choose from, including pink, blue, yellow, orange, and green. To best meet your needs, we also offer our powders in the following sizes:

What are you waiting for? Visit our store today.

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    1. You can contact us, and we will be more than happy to send you a quote on the powder you will need for your event, no matter how large of an order. Get a color powder order quote here

  1. Hello
    I’m part of a pta at my kids’ school. We are looking into color run for our jog a thon.
    Our school has about 820 students. How do we calculate the amount of powder for this event?
    We are thinking of having 3 stations.

    1. Hello Christy,
      As a general rule of thumb, 0.5 – 1lb per participant is a good amount for most events. For more specific calculations, please use our color event powder calculator here

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