Welcome to the 41st Annual Acadian Festival!

Color Run 5K Route:

Start at Multi-Purpose Building

Left on French Street

Left on 13th Ave

Right on Fox Street

Left on 25th Ave

Left on Martin Street

Right on Lavoie Ave

Left on Dionne Street

Left on 21st Ave

Right on Fox Street

Left on 13th Ave

Right on French Street

Right on 7th Ave

End at Multi-Purpose!

August 12th, 2017 8:30AM

Grab your friends for a 5K Color Run through the streets of Madawaska. Starting at the Madawaska Multi-Purpose Building during Acadian Festival Family Fun Day!  Dress in White and let us supply the color!


The 5K Color Run is all about having fun! This is an event for all fitness levels, ages and backgrounds. The Color Run caters to everyone - first time runners to seasoned athletes. At the starting line you’re clean and white, some 3 miles later, you’ll be coated with a rainbow of color! At each color station, a new dimension of powder will paint your masterpiece!

The safety of runners and volunteers is top priority. Our color is certified non-toxic and is corn starch-based with food-grade dyes, but as with any substance, you won’t want it in your eyes. Volunteers will be instructed to throw color below the head, but as an extra precaution, you may opt to wear sunglasses or goggles, and sometimes a bandana over the mouth and nose while passing through color stations.

For the safety of pets and participants, please leave your Dogs, Cats, etc at home during the event.

Pre-Registration fee includes a T-Shirt, one color packet, and a contribution to the Madawaska OWLS Athletic Boosters.  Fees are non-refundable. Registrants after July 15 will not get a T-Shirt. All participants must sign a waiver to take part. More color packets will be for sale at the event!  

Children are encouraged and permitted to take part. All children under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign a consent form.  Children under 10 are free but do not receive a registration packet.

If you would like to participate but do not wish to be covered in color, we will provide a ‘Safe Zone’ at each color station for you to pass through safely uncolored.

T-Shirts will be available to be picked up the day before the event on August 11th at the Acadian Festival Main Street Dance from 6-8.  Look for our Booth!  Last minute registrations will also be available at this time and the morning of the Run.

We recommend you arrive 45 minutes before start time. Please stay up to date with event details by checking in on www.acadianfestival.com and click on Athletic Boosters 5K Color Run tab.

Or, Facebook - www.facebook.com/athleticboosters5kcolorrun

The powdered color is washable, and should easily wash off of skin and out of hair. For fair colored hair it is suggested you put on leave-in conditioner, olive oil or coconut oil before the race.

We love an audience! If you don’t want to race, but want to support the runners we have a variety of color packets for sale if you want to join in the color throws post-race! Volunteers are always welcome!

Event is rain or shine.  The race will ONLY be postponed if there is thunder and lightning. Please check the website and facebook page if you have any questions, and up to date information.

As a precaution to your phones/camera/other electronics, it is recommended you place it inside a plastic baggie to keep it safe and color free.


FMI - Call Mindy Braley 728-7069

Email - sammorneault@hotmail.com