The Color Run

Erie Sports Commission


12.1Foam DigitalAds2The Color Run will return to Downtown Erie for the fourth year on Saturday, August 12! The popular run, which sees thousands of participants in Perry Square each year, will stop in Erie during its 2017 tour, The Color Run Dream Tour, Presented by Lay’s®.

The race will begin at Perry Square in Downtown Erie and follow the same route as the 2016 event. The Color Run is the single largest event series in the world, having hosted more than 300 events in 35 countries. The Color Run Dream Tour, Presented by Lay’s® will bring runners a fresh experience in 2017 with a brand-new Foam Zone, which will lead runners through dreamy colored foam, as well as new colors in the classic powder Color Zones. Along the course, participants can paint their aspirations on the Dream wall, snap photos with giant unicorns, and, of course, party with friends at the Finish Festival amidst vibrant bursts of color throws.

The YMCA of Greater Erie will serve as the charity partner of The Color Run in Erie, with a portion of the event's proceeds directed towards the Wellness for Veterans program at the Downtown Y. More than 5000 veterans in Erie County are currently treated for post-traumatic stress disorder. The Wellness Series for Veterans program provides free wellness programs and Y memberships for veterans to help them deal with anxiety and return back to society. To learn more, volunteer or donate to the Wellness Series for Veterans please contact Victoria Stilson at 452-3261 Ext 240 or

You can support the charity partner by volunteering for the race! Click here for volunteer opportunities. 

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