Registration CLOSED!


Event Details


  • The Color Run, also known as the happiest 1/4 mile on the North Shore, is an untimed, DJ music pumping, fun run, for Cole and Spofford students.


  • Runners take as many laps around the Color Course as they want - the more times around, the more colorful they become.


  • Volunteers spray runners with colorful chalk-like powders in designated "color zones" along the course. Color powder is non-toxic and will not harm runners if it is inhaled or gets in their eyes.


  • Color runners are doused from head to toe, and encouraged to wear their white t-shirt from their registration packet at the starting line to ensure they are plastered in color by the finish line.


  • Additional zones along the Color Course may include bubbles, age appropriate obstacles, and other fun-run kid friendly surprises.




Friday, June 7, 2024

This is a rain or shine event!



  • 4:00PM to 7:00PM
  • 4:00PM Check In
  • 5:00PM Run Begins


WHERE: Chadwick Field (behind Spofford)


Parking Available:

  • DPW
  • Spofford Pond
  • Town Hall
  • Boxford Police Department




Registration is now closed.






Students and younger siblings from Harry Lee Cole and Spofford Pond are welcome to register.




$25 per runner* (parents if you are accompanying a child you do NOT need to register.)

Registration Includes:

  • 1 white t-shirt
  • 1 color packet
  • 1 bottle of water
  • 1 post run slush

*Refunds will not be issued for this event




Volunteers are needed for Color Run. To signup as a volunteer, click here.



6th Grade Activities Committee will host a table selling candy and Gatorade. Cash Only.


  • Adults do not register for the run, if you need to run with your child please do so.
  • Younger siblings, who do not attend Cole or Spofford, may be registered to run.
  • Strollers are permitted, but know they WILL get covered in colored chalk.
  • Closed toed shoes only!
  • Goggles, sun glasses, and other protective eyewear are encouraged.
  • Additional color packets can be purchased at checkout.
  • The color most likely washes out after the event, but remember to wear items you don't mind getting colorful.
  • No dogs or animals should run the course.
  • At anytime along the Color Course, runners can bypass a zone they don't feel comfortable with.





What's Else is Happening?

This year’s Color Run will have Kona Ice food trucks available for purchase, as well as the included one Kona Ice for every runner!  We welcome and encourage families to bring picnic blankets and chairs and plan to hang out for the afternoon.





Packet Pickup



Tuesday, June 4

8:00AM - 5:00PM


Wednesday, June 5

8:00AM - 5:00PM


*Packet will include t-shirt(s) and color packet(s). Bottled water and slush will be given to all participants the day of.


No day of event packet pickup. 


WHERE: Boxford Police Station Garage