University of Mississippi

Oxford, MS

Saturday, April 1, 2017  |  6:30 p.m.

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Color My College is BACK with our first day-to-night event!

Run or walk our all Red & Blue 5k, then stay after dark and glow under the black lights at our Color My College Paint Party!

Event Details


The Grove
University Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655

Event Host:

Ole Miss Campus Recreation

Additional Information:

Don’t miss the FIRST EVER day-to-night Color My College 5K event!  The Pre-Party starts at 6:00 p.m. with a Zumba pump-up, fun contests and prizes. Show your true Rebel Pride at our all Red & Blue 5K at 6:30 p.m., then stick around after dark for our black light Paint Party!  All 5K participants get FREE Color My College swag, plus VIP entry to the Paint Party after the race!  Kids 10 & under race for FREE! (Max. 2 free child registrations per registered 5K participant).

Don’t want to run?  No worries!  Register for the Paint Party only and skip right to the best part when our Paint Party begins at 7:30 p.m.!  Whatever you choose, be sure NOT to miss this epic event!

All registrations benefit the Special Olympics Mississippi, Lafayette Region. Sponsor a local Special Olympics athlete to participate in the Color My College 5K+Paint Party by selecting “Sponsor an Athlete” on the registration page!

Your Color My College registration is your all-access pass to the Ultimate Celebration of School Spirit!

5K+Paint Party:

In addition to entry into the best color 5k in the college biz, your 5k+Paint Party registration gets you ALL of the following:

  • FREE Color My College logo tee, all pristine and white, just waiting to get blasted with color;
  • FREE packet of our premium color powder (which might help with the t-shirt situation…);
  • FREE Color My College cinch sack backpack to hold all your stuff;
  • FREE Color My College logo tattoo and eye black stickers; AND
  • V.I.P. entry to the Color My College Paint Party after the race!

Need a tutu? Sunglasses? A headband or other merch? Just add ’em to your cart before checking out!

Paint Party Only:

Your Color My College Paint Party Only registration gets you after-dark entry into the newest, raddest party Color My College has to offer!  FREE glow sticks will be given to every participant!  Paint Partiers are encouraged to wear white for maximum glow effect.  Eye protection is also recommended.  Additional Color My College merchandise (including t-shirts, sunglasses, and UV-reactive makeup) is available during online registration.

Want more FREE stuff?  Stay tuned to our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds for more Color My College swag giveaways!

Join us at Smoothie King on Jackson Avenue between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31 to pick up your race packet in advance of the race! All participants who pick up early can enjoy $1.00 of ANY smoothie courtesy of Smoothie King!

Event Charity:

Special Olympics Mississippi, Lafayette Region

Color My College and Ole Miss Campus Recreation are proud to be supporting the Special Olympics Mississippi, Lafayette Region, with this event!

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics Athletes and their community.  This year, we’ve focused our attention on the athletes right here in the Lafayette area.

Want to Volunteer?

Thanks to all those who signed up to volunteer – we are SOLD OUT!

Event Pricing

5K + Paint Party Early Bird
Thru March 5
Thru March 31
Day of Event
Individual $29.99 $34.99 $50
Team of 4+ $26.99 $31.99 $50
Student (ID required) $24.99 $29.99 $50
Student Team of 4+ $21.99 $26.99 $50
Paint Party Only $10 $15 $20
Sponsor a SO Athlete $20 $20 $20

Event Sponsors

Race Route 

Check back later for your race route details!