Color In Motion 5K | Experience The Color Of Fun - Volunteer


Volunteer with Us!

We love our volunteers because they bring the party to Color In Motion 5K! You can help with race registration, passing out medals, handing out waters, throwing color and more. If you have a lot of energy and want to cheer our runners on, we want YOU! 

When you are signing up a group to volunteer, each person's information must be entered. We cannot accommodate volunteer groups unless each volunteer registers for a shift. (i.e. If one person signs up and notes that they are bringing 20 people, we will only count that as 1 volunteer registration.)

If you are a group of 10 or more, please send us an email at

What You Get


  • Must be 14 years or older at the time of the event to volunteer
  • Must stay for entire shift
  • Must sign CIM5K Participant and Volunteer Waiver
  • Flexibility on your assigned task
  • A smiling face!

Select The Location
You’d like to Volunteer For

About Volunteer Shifts

Packet Pickup:
On the day before the race, assist with checking people into Color In Motion 5K using tablets. Assist with selling merchandise, handing out T-shirts, etc. 

Race Day Setup:
Assist the CIM5K crew in preparing the start/finish areas for participants. Some heavy lifting may be involved. 

Race Day Registration: 
Assist with checking people into Color In Motion 5K using tablets. Assist with selling merchandise, handing out T-shirts. etc. 

Color Captain:
Help lead a team of color throwers. You'll need to show up a little early for some additional training, and you'll help with cleaning up. Must be 18 or older and ready to have an awesome time! 

Color Throwing:
Use hands, squirt bottles or other devices to throw color on participants as they pass through the color stations. This is messy fun!

Water Station: 
Fill cups with water and hand them to runners as they pass by, cheer runners on, and clean up cups and any garbage left behind.

Traffic Control:
Assist the CIM5K crew in directing traffic and ensuring safety of color runners; encourage runners as the pass by.

Finish Line Cheering Team: 
Cheer for the runners as the cross the finish line; this shift is great for large groups of people and/or cheerleading teams. 

If you have a love for photography and have your own camera, we want you! Come to the race and take pictures of all of our racers having tons of colorful fun. Please note that you must provide your own equipment. This event is messy, so make sure you bring protective covers for your cameras. You will be asked to submit copies of any photos or videos taken to CIM5K so that we can share them with our participants. 

Race Day Cleanup:
Assist the CIM5K crew with cleaning up color pits, breaking down tents, loading equipment and cleaning the course. Some heavy lifting may be involved. 

After Signing Up

You will receive an email confirming that you signed up for  a CIM5K volunteer shift. We will also send you periodic updates before the race to make sure you are ready for your shift. 

If for some reason you cannot come for your volunteer shift, please let us know as soon as possible. We have a limited number of volunteer shifts, and many people on our waiting lists would love a chance to get in on this messy fun!

Still Have Questions?

Email us at with the specific city you’re inquiring about in the subject line.