The Graffiti Run 5K - The Color is coming to Westhaven
For packet pickup and race info, please see our race info document here:

Franklin 4 the Cure is bringing some excitement to the annual 5K fundraising event held each year in the Westhaven Community. This year, the event called the “Colorful Run 4 the Cure”, will take place on the evening of Friday, September 16, 2016 and will include multiple color zones where runners get covered head to toe in colored corn starch powder. In addition to the 5K course, the event will also feature a separate, shorter route for younger runners.

The run/walk is suitable for all ages and will wind through beautiful paved trails and streets in the Westhaven Community. We encourage folks to register, form teams, and do additional fundraising! At the end of the run there will be an event area with vendors, food, beverages and a night time Color Party. This Color party will include huge color throws every 15 minutes, music, dancing and much much more!
*Optional: There will be a mile long kids course for a shorter run*

The following night, Saturday, September 17th, is the Concert for the Cure that will take place in the Westhaven Residents’ Club. This year’s headliner is Kelli Pickler. Click here for more information and to purchase your ticket. ( from both events will benefit cancer research at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Starting Online Price – $35
Event Day Price – $55

Children’s (Age 10 and Under) Price – $15
Children’s (Age 10 and Under) Walk up Price – $20

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Race Info:

The Franklin Colorful Run 4 the Cure will start at 6:30PM with the final wave being sent out at 7:15PM. Runners will be sent out in waves every 10 minutes. When you are done with the run, enjoy yourself at our after party to bask in your colorful accomplishment with great music and dancing (great dancing is not guaranteed)!
Waves to be released:
6:30 Wave: Runners/Sprinters
6:40 Wave: Joggers
6:50 Wave: Kids Course and Walkers
*Optional: There will be a mile long kids course for a shorter run*

We suggest you arrive at least 1 hour beforehand so you can get situated along with enjoying the company you bring, also this will ensure you begin your Graffiti Run experience exactly when you want to.

What To Bring To Packet Pickup:

Signed Waiver

What To Bring To The Race:

Waiver (If you didn’t go to Packet Pickup)
ID (If you didn’t go to Packet Pickup)

Athletic Shoes
White Shirt (preferred, and we’ll provide one)
Fun Personality
The drive to DANCE!

We HIGHLY recommend that you pick-up your packet at our Packet Pick-Up before the event. This will allow you to skip the long check-in lines on race-day and mosey right on over to the start line!

Packet Pick Up Will Be Held At

The Grassy Area NE of the Westhaven Realty Building (Look for Graffiti Run Flags)
1001 Westhaven Blvd #100
Franklin, TN 37064
Thursday September 15th 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday September 16th – 10:00am – 7:00pm

Be sure to bring your Waiver

Proceeds from this event will benefit cancer research at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
We are looking for volunteers to help us make the event run smoothly! The Graffiti Run is a fun and exciting community service opportunity for individuals or small groups. It is also a fantastic fundraising opportunity for larger groups (25+ volunteers). You can join our Graffiti Squad, man the water stations or volunteer at the post party. Check out the volunteer descriptions below and then click a link to register to volunteer at The Graffiti Run!To volunteer for this run, simply select the quantity of volunteers you are signing up for in the “Volunteer” option above and then hit the “Register” button! DAY OF THE EVENT VOLUNTEER CATEGORIES:

GRAFFITI SQUAD – So you think you have what it takes to throw color in one of our four Color Zones and be a part of the Graffiti Squad? We’ll see about that! Do you have the desire to donate your time, energy, and special powers to the noble cause of drenching every Graffiti Runner you encounter with as much color as possible? Do you have the skill to apply said color strictly below the neck of our Graffiti Runners, ensuring only minimal color hits their precious faces? Are you prepared to be covered yourself in beautiful color (because the Graffiti Squad is no place for chromophobes)? Did you stand up and scream “YES!” to every one of these questions? If so, there just might be a place on the Graffiti Squad for you. GRAFFITI SQUAD ASSEMBLE!

Hours – Usually, no later than 5:30pm -8:00pm

H20 SQUAD – Yes, our colorful participants will be running and therefore will also be thirsty. If you want to be the most desired volunteer out on the course then the H20 SQUAD is for you. It will be up to our H20 squad to keep the color craziness moving and hydrated by distributing water to runners as they pass by. Please keep in mind you will also be responsible for clean up of the water bottles in your section.

Hours – Usually, no later than 5:30pm -8:00pm

REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN – You Shall Not Pass! That is right, no one will be admitted to run the Graffiti Run the day of the event without coming to see YOU or your team! Here, you will be responsible for collecting waivers, checking ID’s, checking for completion of registration, administrating bibs/shirts & delegating any hard questions to the race director present in your area. Sounds hard, but really isn’t!

Hours – Usually, no later than 5:30pm -8:00pm

STORE/COLOR PACK – This group will be responsible for distributing the Graffiti Run Gear and Graffiti Packs to participants at the end of the race!

Hours – Usually, no later than 5:30pm -8:00pm


PRE-PACKET PICK-UP – This is just like Registration/Check-In duties, but this will be on the day BEFORE the race, so you can still run for the discounted price. You must volunteer the entire time t packet pickup in order to earn the discounted price.

Hours – This varies and depends if there is a packet pick up in the city or not.