Awards and Prizes

What are the awards and prizes age for this 5k?

The first 2,500 registered adult and/or youth walkers & runners will receive a t-shirt. Please register by October 5th, 2017 to ensure your t-shirt size.

There will be awards to the top male and female (1st, 2nd & 3rd place) in each age group below.

Age Groups:

  • 10 and under
  • 11-14
  • 15-18
  • 19-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-65
  • 66+

Top three overall male/female will be awarded cards in the following amounts.

  • 1st Place $100
  • 2nd Place $75
  • 3rd Place $50

Children and Pets

Can our dog join us in the event?

Dogs are welcome to participate. As part of the event, there will be a Best Dressed Dog contest. Dog watering dishes available at each of the 3 water stations along the 5K route.

I have young children. Can I bring them?

Children of all ages are welcome! We have activities for the kids and we even have people who walk/run with their kids in strollers.


How do I make a general donation to Colors for a Cure?

You can make a donation in honor of, or in memory of, someone special.

Please make checks payable to SMMC Foundation or CHH Foundation:

SMMC Foundation
St. Mary’s Medical Center
2900 First Ave
Huntington, WV 25702

Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation, Inc.
1340 Hal Greer Boulevard
Huntington, WV 25701

Event Details

Will I get a shirt?

The first 2,500 will receive a Colors for a Cure shirt.

Is it ok to walk instead of run? I am hoping to attend this event, however, I don't think I will be able to run.

Yes. It is certainly fine to walk instead of run. People from all sorts of physical backgrounds participate; some walk and run, some people ride in wheelchairs, some on scooters, others in strollers. People of all ages and conditions participate in the 5K. C4C has sweep vans touring the course, making sure that the community gets to participate in whatever way best suits their needs and abilities. You can complete the course or just walk a few blocks.

Where can I find information about the 5K walk/run?

You’ll find registration fees, team and contest info on the Event Details page. If you can’t find an answer to your question, feel free to email your question to

Important Dates and Deadlines

Will I get a shirt?

The first 2,500 will receive a Colors for a Cure shirt.

What are the important deadlines I need to know?

  • Register by October 5th to guarantee proper t-shirt sizes
  • Team registration ends October 5th at 5:00 p.m.
  • Team packet pre-pull deadline ends October 5th at 5:00 p.m.
  • Packet Pick-up October 6th - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Five Guys.
  • Event Day October 8th, registration opens at 1 p.m. at Five Guys, festivities begin at 2 p.m. and walk/run begins at 3 p.m.


Will I get a shirt?

The first 2,500 will receive a Colors for a Cure shirt.

Packet Pickup

WHEN:  Friday, October 6, 2017 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE:  Five Guys at Pullman Square

Early packet pickup is for all C4C event participants.

Team members may pick up their race packets and event registration bibs at the Packet Pick-up. Team captains may also pick up packets and bibs for their entire team if they choose. We HIGHLY encourage people to pick up their packets/bibs on this day.  It will save a lot of time on event day. The team must sign up so the teams’ bibs and shirts can be pre-pulled and waiting for 1 team member to pick up. Please email us to sign up for Team Pre-Pulled Packet Pickup by October 5th!

What are the registration costs?

You can click here to register.

Can someone pick up my event bib for me?

Yes. Whether you are a team or an individual you can have someone pick up your bib for you. We just ask them to initial or sign their name so that we know who picked them up in case someone comes to get their bib & wasn't aware it was already picked up.

How can I register?

Register Early By October 1, 2017 To Get The Reduced Price. Registration Will Be Very Busy On Event Day.

We have a variety of different ways that you can register.

  1. You can register online from our website. This is the easiest and fastest way to register. We have removed the credit card processing fees to make this a more cost effective process when registering a team or multiple people.

  2. You can also come to our packet pickup

Packet Pickup
Downtown Huntington


Can we sell items from our Team tailgating spot?

No goods or services can be sold at tailgate spots or on site as we have agreements with various vendors for those items sold at the event.

Our team is tailgating at the event. Can we grill?

We have no restrictions against tailgating and grilling but we do recommend that extreme care and caution is used when doing so. Pay special attention to hot grills under canopies. 

We're interested in tailgating. Can you please give us some information on how it works?

YOU DO HAVE TO RESERVE A SPOT FOR TAILGATING THIS YEAR IN 2017!  To reserve a spot, please email!

Tailgating will be along 3rd Avenue.  We feel that tailgating brings a special flavor of community as people join together to chat, laugh, eat, and have fun.

Here are the tailgating guidelines:

  • There is no charge for tailgate spots.

  • Tailgating spots are assigned on a first come, first served basis for teams.

  • Tailgating setup is between 11 am and 12:30 pm.

  • C4C provides nothing for the tailgate spot other than the designated space itself.

  • Tailgating spots will accommodate a standard size 10x10 foot pop-up canopy.

  • You will need to provide your own canopy, chairs and tables.

  • There will be no selling of goods and services, but you can bring in food and drinks.

  • We HIGHLY encourage you to bring signs and decorations to identify your tailgating spot and spiff it up to show your team spirit, because an AWARD WILL BE GIVEN AWAY FOR THE BEST TAILGATE!!!!!!


Will I get a shirt?

The first 2,500 will receive a Colors for a Cure shirt.

Can I see a list of the teams and who has registered?

Yes, click here to view the list of teams and the people who have registered.

Is my race time shared with anyone else and/or does it count for or against my team totals?

Your time will appear as you cross the finish line and then will be e-mailed to you if you provided an email address at registration. Even though you are part of a team, the walk/run is an individual time. The purpose of the team is to encourage people to come out together and support one another, not to walk/run as a relay or for a team time.

What if I want to be on a team, but some of my team members will be walking and others will be running? Does that make a difference?

No. All of your team members are free to walk or run as they wish.

What is the registration fee for a team?

There is no registration fee per team. 

Do I have to wait to register until I have gathered all the names of my team members?

No. Each member on the team can register separately at different times. They just need to choose the proper team name at the time of their registration. The team captain or person who initially creates the team will have this name. You can also check to see who has registered by clicking here.

How many people can make up a team?

Teams can be as small as two members and as big as you can imagine! 

How will I know when new people register for my team?

Visit the online roster and look up your name. Then click on the team name and you will see everyone who is registered for your team. If someone is missing, revisit the roster – it is in alphabetical order. Look up that person and confirm they are on the roster. It may be that they forgot to pick a team. In that case, the participant should email and asked to be added to your team. The roster is located at:

How do I join or form a team to walk or run?

If you haven't registered as a walk/run participant, you may register online by clicking here. When you get to ‘Registration Type’ you will need to choose “Create Team” or "Join Team." To start a team, create your team name. To join a team, search for the name of the team you want to join here and select it.

If you've decided to join or form a team after you've already registered, contact to have your race registration added to a team. 


How can I volunteer?

THANK YOU for your interest in volunteering!!  We sincerely appreciate you!!

You can register as a volunteer right on the front page of