COLOR RUN Memphis
THE COLOR RUN BENEFITING DENEUVILLE LEARNING CENTER
The DeNeuville Learning Center is the charity partner for a great event called the Color Run, a non-timed 5K during which participants have a different powdered COLOR thrown on them at each kilometer. The result will be a big colorful mashup of fun, cool Memphians! Proceeds from the Memphis Color Run will benefit DeNeuville. The COLOR RUN 5K will take place on Saturday morning, October 13, 2012 beginning and ending at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Several hundred to thousands of runners are expected to participate. It is a wonderful opportunity for DeNeuville to raise money and awareness while attracting new supporters to further the mission of our organization.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We must recruit 150 volunteers to throw color, work water stations, help with registration, and do other fun stuff on race day. We need your assistance to make the Color Run a success for the runners, Memphis, and the DeNeuville Learning Center.
Volunteers are needed from 6:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Saturday, October 13.
Interested in helping but not available on Oct. 13th? A few additional volunteers are needed to work shifts at the Sports Authority on Poplar at I-240 (Ridgeway Trace Shopping Center). See the volunteer signup page to sign up for a shift.
Is this a first year event?
The Color Run has taken place in cities across the country, yet this event will be Memphis’ inaugural Color Run. So please support DeNeuville by helping make Memphis’ race a fun event.
What does it cost to volunteer?
Nothing; it’s free and fun!
How long is the shift?
About six hours. We ask that volunteers arrive at 6:00 a.m. for specific volunteer assignments.
Will I receive anything for volunteering?
Yes, you will receive an official Color Run volunteer t-shirt.
What will I be doing at the race?
Runners will expect to have colored powder thrown on them as they run the course, and we need volunteers to do the throwing! There will also be other areas requiring assistance such as registration, water stations, clean up, and more.
What should I wear?
Clothes that you don’t mind getting colored. You are also welcome to wear glasses or goggles and use a bandana or dust mask for your mouth.
So, what really IS the color that we will throw?
It is corn starch that is 100% natural and safe.
Is there a minimum age requirement for volunteering?
Yes, volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. If you are 16 or 17, we ask that you bring a waiver signed by your parent/guardian with you on race day to volunteer. Download the volunteer waiver: PDF or DOC format
Can I bring friends?
Absolutely! The more the merrier. Just please have them sign up here and identify your group name so we can thank you.
THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEER GROUPS
These groups have committed to volunteering together on DeNeuville’s behalf for the Color Run. We appreciate their commitment to ensure a successful event.
DeNeuville Learning Center staff, students, volunteers, and Board
Christian Brothers University
Christian Brothers University Honors Program
Christian Brothers University September of Service
Beta Beta Beta - Christian Brothers University
Delta Sigma Pi - Christian Brothers University
Alpha Xi Delta - Theta Pi Chapter at Christian Brothers University
Lasallian Association of New Catholic Educators
Teach For America
Hutchison School - Upper School
University of Memphis Honors Program
University of Memphis Student Dietetics Association
Men of Alpha Phi Alpha - University of Memphis
Cordova High School Beta Club
Muslims of Memphis
Memphis Islamic Center
THANK YOU TO THE RUNNERS
DeNeuville Learning Center appreciates the participation of every runner in the Color Run. Your participation in this event makes a positive impact in the lives of women across the city. To sign up to run, walk, or cartwheel in the Color Run, go to www.thecolorrun.com/memphis.
HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?
- Tell your friends to volunteer by sending them a link to this page.
- Recruit a group of coworkers, an organization, or close group of friends to volunteer together. We will recognize you on our website and thank you on the race day.
- Share details of this event and how to volunteer with your social media networks.
- Like the DeNeuville Learning Center on Facebook.
- Make a donation to DeNeuville, by clicking on the blue "Donate Now" button at the top of the page.
If you have more questions (and even if you don’t), we suggest checking out the Color Run’s own FAQ page. It will help you better understand the race.
If you STILL have questions, email DeNeuville's COLOR RUN Volunteer Chief, Dr. Ellen Faith (DeNeuville Board Chair and Christian Brothers University professor) at email@example.com. She is heading up our Color Run volunteer initiative.