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Friday, August 16, 2013

2013 SPLASH RUN Race Guide

2013 SPLASH RUN Race Guide

The Splash Run is almost here. We’re very excited about this event and hope that you are too. There are a few things we want you to know before the run takes place.

• The Splash Run is taking place on September 7th at the Northern Potter School in Ulysses. The event will be taking place rain or shine
• Registration will begin at 9 am and the run will begin at 10 am
• You will receive your Splash Run t-shirt at the time of registration and you are more than welcome to wear it for the race. If you do not want to wear your Splash Run shirt, we encourage you to wear something white so that the color shows up.
• Wear shoes/shirts/shorts that you do not mind getting covered in color
• This is not a timed event. EVERYONE IS A WINNER. You may run or walk
• A suggested list of things to bring with you on the day of the event is as follows:
o Sunscreen
o Change of clothes/shoes
o Towels for your vehicles (Unless you don’t mind having a rainbow of colors on your car seats!)
o Sunglasses
o Baby wipes for clean up

• We will have a photographer at the event and all photos will be posted on Facebook for viewing. There will be a photo booth set up at the end of the run so make sure you get in on the fun and get your colorful photos taken!

• The run will take place on a cross country trail. If you are planning to push a stroller, please take this into consideration. It could become difficult to push the stroller on the path at times.

• For those running with children/strollers- your stroller will be covered in color and may not come completely clean. Kids should wear sunglasses to prevent getting color in their eyes. Kids should also wear clothes that can be covered in color.

• We will have color throwing stations set up along the course. Running on the outside of the group will get you the most color. If you prefer less color, run in the middle of the group.

The color is non-toxic and is made of corn starch. You can visit for more information about the color we will be using. The ingredient list taken directly from the website is: Ingredients: Corn Starch and FD&C colorants: Blue #1 Lake, Blue #2 Lake, Red #40, Yellow #5 Lake, and Yellow #6 Lake.
Color clean-up

• If you wish to keep the color on your shirt you can spray it with vinegar and iron it before washing.
• Use a towel in your car to prevent getting color on your seats
• Cover any electronics (phones/cameras/iPods) with plastic bags to prevent getting colored powder on them
• Bring a change of clothes/shoes and change out of color splashed clothing before entering your car or house.

• Pre-run tips to help with color removal
o Use leave in conditioner or coconut or olive oil in your hair
o Wear sunscreen and lip balm
o Wear sunglasses or goggles
o Only wear/bring items that you don’t mind having colored in case all of the color does not wash out. This includes strollers
• Post run tips
o Brush all excess powder off before using water
o Rinse conditioner/oil out of hair with cold water, then wash as you normally would
o Oxy Clean should help get the color out of any clothing.
o As stated above, spraying vinegar on the color and ironing before washing will help keep the color on your clothing permanently.
• Please do not bring pets

We want this to be a fun, enjoyable event for all. In order to make this happen, we need everyone participating to follow some rules to keep things moving smoothly.
• No alcohol allowed
• It is recommended that people with children or strollers line up at the end of the group
• Be aware of the runners/walkers around you
• NO LITTERING. There will be garbage cans available, please use them.

If you have any further questions about the event, please call Debbie Hamilton at 814-274-8651.


Anonymous said...

Safe? because they say a little is ok. Advice: research the FD&C Dyes & Lakes before you take a few IQ points off of little Johhny & Jane's or worse.

Children's medicines coated with brain-damaging aluminum
Aluminum Lake food coloring, used to heavily coat liquid medicines for children, contains dangerous amounts of aluminum and harmful synthetic petrochemicals.

These "petrochemicals" are carcinogens containing petroleum, antifreeze and ammonia, which cause a long list of adverse reactions. Aluminum poisoning can lead to short and long term central nervous system (CNS) damage, such as memory impairments, autism, epilepsy, mental retardation, and dementia.
Research shows that just 4ppm of aluminum can cause the blood to coagulate. This is what causes Alzheimer's Disease and has been documented to inhibit learning. Aluminum consumption can also be associated with the development of bone disorders, including stress fractures.
Also known as tartrazine, FD&C Yellow Aluminum Lake is a chemical concoction derived from coal tar. It is known to be a reproductive toxin. All artificial colors contain Aluminum Lake, so when your child gets to pick between red, blue or green medicine, they're really choosing which poison they get to consume. Several chemically enhanced food colorings contain ammonia and therefore produce compounds proven to cause various cancers in animal studies, according to CSPI, the Center for Science in the Public Interest. (
Most widely used food colors and their damaging actions:
• Blue #1: Research shows it causes kidney tumors in mice.
• Blue #2: Research shows even higher incidence of tumors, specifically gliomas in male rates (a type of tumor that starts in the brain or spine).
• Red #2: Toxic to rodents, even at modest levels, and causes tumors of the bladder.
• Red #3: FDA recognized it in 1990 as a cause of thyroid cancer in animals. It was banned in cosmetics, but still allowed in food and medicine.
• Red #40: Most popular dye of all. Debilitates the immune-system in mice. Allergic reactions common.
• Green #3: Causes bladder and testes tumors.
• Yellow #5: Affects behavior and induces severe hypersensitivity reactions.
• Yellow #6: Causes adrenal tumors in animals.
Studies reveal that children have consumed as much as three pounds of dye by the age of twelve
Here are some popular product and "brand" names you may mistake as exempt products: RD&C dyes and colors in baked goods, beverages, candy, cereal, drugs, pet food, personal care products, cosmetics, cough syrups, NyQuil,Tylenol, Robitussin,Jello, gelatins, Cheetos, Skittles, Fruity Pebbles, Marachino cherries, sausage, Mountain Dew, Doritos, chewing gum, and powdered drink mixes.
American companies doing business in Europe currently have to change their products to natural colorings to meet European Union strict regulations. The FDA's rationale is that because artificial food colorings are used mainly in foods and medicines of low or no nutritional value, that the American public should "already be aware" of health implications, so it doesn't matter if other toxins are added.
What are your options as opposed to poisonous medicines? Consult a naturopath (ND) for advice on ingredients in food and medicine.
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Anonymous said...

Will the school locker room be available for showering?