The Color Run Road Closures Announced

Tuesday Aug 8th, 2017
The Color Run Road Closures Announced

12.1Brand DigitalAds3The Color Run, dubbed “The Happiest 5K on the Planet”, will return to Downtown Erie on Saturday, August 12, causing several road closures to accommodate the popular national 5K run.

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 following roads will be closed beginning Friday, August 11:

  • State Street between North and South Park row – closed beginning at noon
  • State Street between South Park Row and 7th Street – closed beginning at 5 p.m.

The following roads will be closed beginning Saturday, August 12 at 4 a.m.:

  • West 6th between State and Sassafras
  • Sassafras between West 6th and West 10th
  • West 10th between Sassafras and Raspberry
  • Liberty between West 10th and West 11th
  • West 11th between Liberty and State
  • State between West 11th and West 6th

Roads will begin to open as final groups of runners pass. All roads should be open by 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Volunteers Still Needed for Run; Partial Proceeds to YMCA of Greater Erie

The YMCA of Greater Erie, the Charity Partner of The Color Run for the 2017 event in Erie, is still seeking volunteers to help in a variety of areas during Saturday’s event. Volunteers are still needed to help at runner check-in on Friday, August 11 at Dick’s Sporting Goods, and on Saturday, August 12 at the finish line festival in Perry Square.

As the charity partner, the YMCA of Greater Erie will receive a portion of the proceeds from The Color Run. The YMCA will use the funds to benefit the Downtown YMCA’s Wellness for Veterans Program, which provides free wellness programs and YMCA memberships for veterans.

For more information on The Color Run, and to volunteer, visit 

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