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FUNDRAISER SUCCESS | 580 Participants! Color Run to help 15-year-old with leukemia

Ava Salonia is an extraordinary student and athlete at Oceanside High School who was recently diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia. Family and friends of the Salonia family, along with the Kiwanis Club hosted a Color Run on Oct. 22, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Baldwin Park to help raise awareness and money to support the family in their time of need.
The Color Run was a 1.5-mile untimed event around Baldwin Park. At each mark, Color Runners were doused from head to toe in a different colored powder. Participants were given white t-shirts given at registration by the starting line and finish the race dosed in color.
Colored Powder and Color Blasters from PurColour.

PurColour supports Generation Wild!

The average kid spends less than seven minutes a day playing outside. How did that happen?

Remember running around outside when you were a kid? We do too. But then something happened.

Today, the average kid spends less than seven minutes a day outside in unstructured play. That’s dramatically less than any generation before. What’s worse, the time they spend in front of a screen has ballooned to more than seven hours a day.

It’s an eye-opening problem that most people can rally against. Because it’s pretty well documented that spending time outdoors is critical to the health of kids and their mental, physical, and emotional development. It’s also important that we raise the next generation of stewards to watch over and take care of our outdoor places.

That’s why Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) set the ambitious goal of changing an entire generation of kids by connecting them to the outdoor world. This led to the launch of Generation Wild, a research-led, multiyear campaign designed to spark a movement that would reconnect kids to the outdoor world.

Are you looking for ideas for and outdoor activity that can be shared with friends, physical exercise and load of laugher and fun?  How about a color dash in your neighborhood?  Your dash could be a lap around a few blocks and friends and family can volunteer at mini color stations, where everyone get a splash of color.

Get outside, get active and bring back fun!

Color Fun!

Visit https://www.generationwild.com for more wonderful ideas to learn more.

Come Back with Color!

For many, one of the biggest strains during this pandemic has been prolonged separation from our loved ones, friends, and family.  We share the same isolation, anxiety, and loss of loved ones.  Many of us have also been financially impacted due to loss of jobs and mandatory lockdowns.

With the development of vaccines and vaccination rates up, hope is on the horizon, and it is a time for celebration.  We can look to the religious festival of Holi for inspiration. Holi, known as the “Festival of Colors”, has been celebrated in the Indian subcontinent for centuries and is now celebrated worldwide. Holi marks the beginning of spring after a long winter, symbolic of the triumph of good over evil.

Holi is a community holiday and a time for fun and joy.  Please think of PurColour for your comeback.  We are a small USA business, and we produce all products in America.  We offer military and non-profit school discounts.

Let's have fun!
Comeback with Color.

Alternative to Fireworks on Fourth of July | Fire Free and Family Friendly!

Fireworks are a patriotic staple in Fourth of July celebrations, but they’re cause for concern. You’re causing a giant flammable object to explode for sheer joy. After a full day celebrating in the sun, potentially even a few beers, and what could possibly go wrong? Between the safety hazards and the toxicity to the air, it’s no wonder many states and have banned fireworks. If you violate these bans, you may face a hefty fine and/or face jail time. That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Ditch the fireworks and try one of these safer, colorful alternatives instead

  • Color Toss with Color Powder

A color toss is a scheduled moment in time, when a group of people toss color into the air.  Depending on your venue or size of your group, you can celebrate once or every 15 minutes during an hour.  The bigger the group, the more fun.  PurColour offers the largest selection of color powder available.  We even have UV reactive colors, which glow under black light.  We offer bulk and individual 75 gram bags.

alternative to banned fireworks
PurColour Color Toss

  • Color Blasters

Color Blasters are dry fire extinguishers which are filled with our color powder.  Once the pin is pulled and trigger pressed, you will get 15 seconds of color blast.  Our experience shows, young children prefer the color blaster over sparklers! Parents and young adults also can share the fun with Blasters.

  • Water Gun Painting

Fill water guns or squeeze bottles with PurColour party paint and let the kids loose.  Don’t limit the paint to canvas.  Have participants to wear white t shirts and have a paint fight.


Mardi Gras 2019 | Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Mardi Gras 2019

Mardi Gras 2019 is just around the corner.  Celebrate the colors of Mardi Gras with PurColour color powder.  There are three colors traditionally identified with Mardi Gras.  Each of the colors stands for a personal trait or cultural value. Green represents faith, purple represents justice and gold represents power.

Our individual 75-gram bags make an excellent choice for parade throws and party gifts. The throwing of trinkets to the Mardi Gras crowds was started in the early 1870s by the Twelfth Night Revelers, and is a time-honored expectation for young and old alike.  We offer traditional Mardi Gras colors as well as UV reactive colors.

You can mix and match any quantity and color order.  Great for party favors!

mardi gras color powder
PurColour Mardi Gras Throw Bags

Sold at PurColour

New Orleans Parade Schedule

Click here for the 2019 Parade Schedule New Orleans

Indian History and Traditions

Click here for the history of Mardi Gras Indians History and Traditions.

Field Day Events | Debut a Color Fun Run

Planning your School Field Day

Are you looking for field day activities?  Have you considered a color fun run?  Color Fun runs are a great opportunity to promote exercise and engage students, and it can also be a great fundraiser for your school and PTA.  PurColour has supplied color powder to hundreds of schools and participants age range from grade school to university/college.

Call us to discuss your field day.  PurColour accepts purchases order from schools.

Color run and Chireno School
Chireno Elementary School

student participants at Minnie Gant School color run
Minnie Gant Color Run




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Colors of Cancer | Awareness with Color!

Colors of Cancer

Ribbons have been a traditional method for showing support and awareness to many issues and causes.   Many cancer fundraising organizations and events incorporate the use of color for branding and easy recognition.

Color Fun Runs are a great way to fundraise and engage your community.  If you are new to color fun runs, give us a ring and we can help you plan yours.  You can also register and manage your event from our site.   Click Register my Race for registration toolkit.  Register my Race.

Would you like a celebration of color at your event?  PurColour can custom blend any color and provide you with individual bags, bulk or color blasters for your event.  The individual bags can be used during a group color toss or as event favors for your guests and participants.

What each color represents
Color of Cancer

Teal powder at Sandy Sprint 55
Sandy Sprint 5K

Pink color powder at Breast Cancer event
Breast Cancer Event



PurColour Color Packets Now at Party City!

Sometimes a party or celebration happens at the last minute and you find yourself scrambling to find just the right items to make your event special.  Now you can find PurColour color packets at your local Party City in the Color City isles.

Orange color powder at Party City

Color packs are great for gender reveals, team color sporting events, holidays, party favors, action sport photography and just plain family fun.

A senior photo taken with our powder by www.bellamaliaphotography.com

Having fun with PurColour Colour Powder
Having fun with PurColour Colour Powder

A Holiday themed color 5k with PurColour powder
A Holiday themed color 5k with PurColour powder

Small Local Color Fun Run
Small Local Color Fun Run


Check us out at Party City online.

Mardi Gras Throws | PurColour Color Powder Individual Bags

Celebrate the colors of Mardi Gras with PurColour color powder.  There are three colors traditionally identified with Mardi Gras.  Each of the colors stands for a personal trait or cultural value. Green represents faith, purple represents justice and gold represents power.

Our individual 75-gram bags make an excellent choice for parade throws and party gifts. The throwing of trinkets to the Mardi Gras crowds was started in the early 1870s by the Twelfth Night Revelers, and is a time-honored expectation for young and old alike.  We offer traditional Mardi Gras colors as well as UV reactive colors.

You can mix and match any quantity and color order.  Great for party favors!

mardi gras color powder
PurColour Mardi Gras Throw Bags

Mardi Gras is February 13. Start planning your celebration today.

Sold at PurColour

Click here for a New Orleans Mardi Gars 2018 parade schedule



Go Red for Women | Don’t Forget to Wear Red February 2

GO Red for Women

Go Red for Women is a national awareness program that give voice to heart health for women. There are several misconceptions about heart disease in women, and they could be putting you at risk. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health for this very reason.

While there are many similarities in the symptoms of heart disease in men and women, there are even more differences – differences that could save, or end your life if you don’t know them. So before you pass that jaw pain off as the result of sleeping funny or lightheadedness as something a snack or rest can fix, learn the symptoms. And don’t ignore them.

Learn more about the warning signs here.

Heart Health Fun Run
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Holi 2018 – March 2| Celebrate in Color!

Celebrate Holi with PurColour

The date of Holi is different every year in India! In most of India, Holi is celebrated at the end of winter, on the day after the full moon in March each year.  This year, Holi will be celebrated March 2.  The festival of Holi can be regarded as a celebration of the Colors of Unity & Brotherhood – an opportunity to forget all differences and indulge in unadulterated fun. It has traditionally been celebrated in high spirit without any distinction of cast, creed, color, race, status or sex.

It is one occasion when sprinkling colored powder or colored water on each other breaks all barriers of discrimination so that everyone looks the same and universal brotherhood is reaffirmed. This is one simple reason to participate in this colorful festival.

Shop Now for Color Powder, Party Paint and Color Foam Concentrate

Check out PurColour color powder, paint and foam.  You can celebrate in color all year around.





students celebrate holi at CU
Colorado University Holi

CU student celebrates holi
Celebrating Holi

For those of you who live in states that have legalized marijuana, you may also share in the tradition of consuming Bhang lassie during holi. Bhang lassi is a traditional drink in northern India that is made with milk, spices and marijuana.

Below is a traditional recipe for Bhang.

Bhang lassi ingredients:

  • 1/2 oz. Cannabis
  • 2 Cups warm whole milk
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp Coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp Almonds, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp Powdered ginger
  • 1 pinch Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp Grenadine
  • 1 cup Water

How to make it:

  1. Bring water to a boil in a teapot, and add cannabis to it.
  2. Brew for about 7 to 10 minutes, then strain.
  3. Gradually grind the strained cannabis along with 2 tbsp of milk using a mortar and pestle; repeat this process several times.
  4. Strain the milk into another bowl and keep aside.
  5. Add a little more milk to the cannabis and grind it along with the almonds, repeat this several times.
  6. Strain the liquid through your sieve to remove the excess cannabis plant matter, and proceed to pour the milk, coconut milk, grenadine and water into one pan.
  7. Add ginger, sugar, and garam masala, bringing to a boil while stirring continuously.
  8. Take the mixture off the heat. Once it is at a reasonable temperature, place it in the fridge to continue cooling for a few hours.
  9. Your bhang lassi is ready to serve!

Who to make bhang lassi
Bhang Lassi

Mashup Your Color Event!

More options, more color, more fun!

Mashup your color stations by mix and match our colored foam, paint, glitter, blasters and POWDER!  More options, more color, more fun!

Call us and we can assist you with planning your event.  All PurColour products are made in the USA with the highest standards for safety and quality.  We also have dedicated customer support M-F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM MST.

Check out some of our customers who used multiple products at their event.

Travis Air Force Base – 2016

Travis Air Force Base Colored Foam Finish mashup

Click here to view Rockin 5K highlights!

Color the Quads – 2016

Color the Quads 2016 Orange foam mashup

Color the Quads Yellow Powder Station mashup

Color the Quads 2016 mashup

Visit PurColour or call us at 720.287.0057

Free 5K Color Run Combats Childhood Obesity ​| Reprint TWCNEWS By Jessica Nelson Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 04:12 PM EST

Free 5K Color Run Combats Childhood Obesity ​

WILMINGTON — For the past six years, a former Leland Elementary School teacher has been trying to decrease childhood obesity statistics, one 5K at a time.

Nick Westfall Race Director

Nick Westfall held his 18th 5k Color Fun Run Saturday morning, attracting nearly 1,500 people.

Races can sometimes cost as much as $100 just to enter, but Westfall says you cannot put a price on being active.

“You can fight childhood obesity for free, so the race is free. With proper education, nutrition education and exercise, you can solve, I hope, it’s not a simple problem, but we’re taking steps to make it fun to be healthy,” said Nick Westfall, race director.

The school that brings in the most participants will be awarded $500. The second, free 5K Color Fun Run will take place in Holden Beach on March 5.

Click here to see the video.


The Morale, Welfare and Recreation held their annual Color Run 5K at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba | May 2016

Reprint | Article by Sgt. Matt Young Photos by Staff Sgt. Jess Williams

JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs

Splashes of color can add excitement to a runner’s stride and that is exactly what happened Saturday, May 7, on U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as the Color Me GTMO 5K run kicked off from Cooper Field.

GTMO Color Run with PurColour

The team with the fastest time in the Card Board Regatta race this past Saturday holds up their winning boat, the Narwhal Yawl near ferry landing on U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. Navy Lt. John Kimmel and Lt. j.g. Andrew Roley, started their construction early on but made the decision to name it the Narwhal Yawl on the day before the race.

Many participants signed up for the event this year including Joint Task Force Troopers, NSGB service members and their families, as well as contractors and civilians. Each person received a pair of colorful sunglasses, a white event T-shirt with this year’s logo on it that by the end of the run took on the look of a masterful Picasso painting. This was not a timed race, giving participants the chance to walk, run or jog and have a great time with friends and family.

Color runs have become a popular event in many cities back home, so why not bring them here to the island?

This event is usually held at least twice a year here on island, and is one of the more anticipated events hosted by the Morale, Welfare & Recreation team according to the MWR website.

Throughout the run, stations were set up by volunteers and service members allowing them to blast the runners with a plethora of different colors, from red to green and all colors in between. Not one person was safe from being splashed with color, from the runners to the volunteers and even the bystanders watching the event take place.

By the end of the run, everyone crossing the finish line at the Windjammer Patio looked like a human rainbow. Each participant was covered in multicolor paint from head to toe. Runners were hugging and taking pictures with one another; children were making colorful piles of the leftover powder on the ground and throwing them at each other while the huge crowd of supporters cheered and laughed at all the colorful participants. “It was probably the most colorful race I have ever been a part of,” said Spc. Cameron Ashley, one of the JTF Troopers who participated in the run.

According to India’s history, these types of runs are based off of a Hindu spring festival, Holi, held throughout India and Nepal. It is better referred to as the festival of colors or the festival of sharing love.

If you missed out on this colorful fun run, do not worry; another one is being scheduled by the MWR, so put on your white clothing and get ready to get colorful.


Coors Light Games | Canada

PurColour Color Powder in Canada for the Coors Light Games last year. Our Color Powder Blasters are a good way to start any event! Look for our powder to return for this year’s games!

 Coors Light Games 2015
The ‪#‎CoorsLightGames‬ Nationals, people who can’t officially be called athletes playing games that can’t officially be called sports.
Fund Raising

Mel Foster Color the Quads Raises Over a Quarter of a Million Dollars in Four Years!

Mel Foster Color the Quads Raises Over a Quarter of a Million Dollars in Four Years!

Color the Quads Final Year
Color The Quads

Color the Quads Final Year

Mel Foster Color the Quads is pleased to announce its 4th annual 5K Race raised over $70,000 and surpassed its four-year goal to raise a quarter of a million dollars for local charities.

Saturday’s race hit the cumulative four-year attendance mark of 10,000 participants, including adults and children.

Mel Foster Color the Quads had a four-year run in the Quad Cities and reached the following milestones:

2013 – $51,000 donated to two charities

2014 – $61,474 donated to three charities

2015 – $71,880 donated to three main charities and 13 other local charities

2016 – over $70,000 and three charities

Lynsey Engels, president of Mel Foster Co. Brokerage Division and Color the Quads committee chair, said, “We’d like to thank every runner, walker, volunteer and sponsor who helped make this event a huge success over the last four years. It’s remarkable what can be achieved when everybody works together. We know the funds raised this year and in the past help local families in many ways. Our goal was to top the $250,000 mark in our final year, so we’re really excited the community got behind this event and helped us achieve this fundraising milestone.”

Engels added, “Putting on a community event of this size takes a lot of hard work from volunteers. We could not prepare all of the swag bags, set up the kid’s race/5K race routes, color and water stations along the course without dedicated volunteers who generously give their time. Of course there is a large team of volunteers who help on race day to make sure everything goes smoothly for the racers. Mel Foster Co. agents and staff from residential real estate, commercial real estate, insurance and land development were involved in every aspect of this event over the last four years from choosing the charity recipients, obtaining sponsors, volunteering countless hours, promoting and participating in this event and it could not have been pulled off without them.”

During the race’s four-year run, 24 local charities received funds generated through sponsorships and race registration. “These numbers really show how compassionate our community is about backing charities that help children and families. Mel Foster Color the Quads has been a great way to make a significant impact and we appreciate everyone who has played some kind of a role in its success,” concludes Engels.

Charity Summary:

2013 – YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln, Youth Solutions, Children’s’ Therapy Center of the QC

2014 – Child Abuse Council, March of Dimes, Rick’s House of Hope

2015 – Bethany for Children & Families, Gigi’s Playhouse & Hand-in-Hand

13 other charities:

Bettendorf Library, Camp Genesis, Family Resources, Family Museum, Humility of Mary Housing, Kennedi’s Kisses, Living Lands & Waters, Project Renewal, Quad City Botanical Center, Student Hunger Drive, Toys for Tots, Tudi’s Tribe and YMCA.

2016 – Jordan’s Joy, NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley, YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln & Youth Solutions

“Our goal when we started this journey was to provide a unique experience for the Quad City area that was only available in larger cities while raising awareness and funds for charities in the areas we serve.  It speaks volumes for the Quad Cities as a whole that we were able to accomplish this together and serves as a great reminder about what a great place the Quad Cities is to live and work,” commented Engels.


Awareness Fund Raising Holi

Holi at CU | Hosted by AID Colorado and Colorado University

AID Colorado and CU host Holi at CU | April 17, 2016 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

AID Colorado is excited to bring back Holi – to celebrate the onset of spring and raise funds to support our development projects!  Holi is the Indian spring festival celebrated every year with colors and food.

AID is a non-profit, volunteer movement that supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources, agriculture, health, women’s empowerment and social justice.

AID’s holistic vision enables it to address underlying causes rather than just responding to symptoms, by supporting constructive and creative work through various projects and by using powerful tools for bringing change, such as campaigning against corruption. We, at AID Colorado, believe that small initiatives such as the projects we support help shape the future of our nation.

Come participate in Holi 2016 – an afternoon filled with fun, colors, music, dance and food! Bring your friends and family and render them completely unrecognizable! Selfies are encouraged!

Holi at CU Boulder
Tickets can be purchased at this link Tickets.

The venue address is: 3901 Pinon Drive, Boulder, CO – 80303 (a few minute on foot from Williams Village on Baseline Road)

The event is family friendly! Kids will have a dedicated separate play area.

The proceeds from this event will go towards development projects in India. AID does in India. To get more updates about AID visit: https://www.facebook.com/aidcolorado

For updates, like https://www.facebook.com/HoliAtCu

All holi color powder supplied by PurColour located in Wheat Ridge, CO!

Awareness Fund Raising

Relay For Life Color Run Wayne County | Saturday, April 9, 2016

Join the event of Relay for Life of Wayne County this Saturday, April 9 at Wayne High School from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

In years past the group has hosted the event in July on the track but his year it will be mainly inside besides the color run/walk.

The Community Manager for the Relay for Life of Wayne County, Stephanie Fritz says they wanted to try something new.

“We want to get as many people in the community involved as we can that is kind of why we are changing the time,” said Fritz. “We’re just seeing if more students will come out maybe getting more people from the college involved.”

The Relay for Life of Wayne County will kick off their day with the Color Your World Purple Run/Walk event to be held at Victor Park in Wayne. Check-in is from 8 – 8:45 a.m. with the event to start at 9 a.m.

Event flyer and registration form can be found here: Color-Run Registration Form Color-Run Relay For Life Flyer

From the previous Relay for Life events Fritz added it has been a great community event.

“A lot of people have come out,” Fritz added. “We’ve got some great teams and volunteers that have worked really hard to get information out about our mission and raising money to support the mission.”

Those who are participating in the Color Run/Walk will be invited to attend a survivor/caregiver brunch in the cafeteria of Wayne High School at 10:30 a.m. At noon the opening ceremony will take place with Survivor and Caregiver Laps in the gymnasium.

Other events:

12:30 p.m. – Activities will begin

4 p.m. – The Cattlemen’s Association and Pizza Hut will provide a free will donation dinner

5:30 p.m. – Luminaria Ceremony.

You can purchase your Luminaria’s for the ceremony at Dairy Queen in Wayne between 3 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

If you would like to sign-up a team go to relayforlife.org/waynecone.

Fritz mentioned if you would like to make a donation to the event go to relayforlife.org.

“They can select a team on there to make a donation too,” said Fritz. “Or they can go online and see who has a team and if they want to contact that person they can make a donation directly to them.”

PurColour Purple Color Powder | Relay for Life

Fund Raising

4th annual ‘Color Me Cameron’ Event Set for April 2, 2016

The Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship Foundation will be hosting the 4th Annual “Color Me Cameron” 5K Color Run/Walk Walk Saturday in Pulaski.

Registration on the day of the event begins at 7 a.m. in Jackson Park on First Street and the run/walk begins at 10 a.m. Participants should wear white T-shirts.

Started by Cameron’s mother, Terri Fitzwater Palmore, she describes the event as “the craziest, zaniest, happiest, and most colorful color palooza in Southwest Virginia.”

The event, which also includes an after party and door prizes, began in April 2013 with 421 runners/walkers. The following year it grew to 543 participants and in 2015 there were 773 runners/walkers from eight states, and 75 cities and counties, Fitzwater Palmore said.

The Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship Foundation was created to celebrate the life of Cameron Fitzwater by allowing Cameron’s life and aspirations to live on by helping others pursue their dreams of higher education, Fiztwater Palmore said. The Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship Foundation is about turning a tragedy into a triumph while developing community spirit and giving.

The Foundation awards four, $1,000 scholarships each year to Pulaski County High School graduating seniors that meet the following qualifications for the scholarship: acceptance to a 2- to 4-year college or technical school; the writing of an essay on a specified topic and must have participated in one or more of the following activities — Scouting, choir, drama, MACC Academic Team, track, westling, and/or Young Life.

Cameron Fitzwater, 18, was headed to work at Panera Bread on a rainy afternoon on April 4, 2012, after school as he had done so many times before. He died when his car hyrdoplaned and crashed.

The teen was extremely active in school and in the community. He was captain of the wrestling team, captain of the Math MACC Academic Team, participated in choir, drama, Track, Young Life, and Boy Scouts where he was an accomplished Eagle Scout. In addition to attending Pulaski County High School, he also attended the Southwest Virginia Governor’s School for Math and Science.

Cameron loved his town and volunteered as often as he could, according to his mother. He grew up volunteering with the local Habitat for Humanity helping in the office, fundraising, and with the construction of Habitat houses. When the tornado hit Pulaski in 2011 Cameron went out that night and volunteered cutting down fallen trees and removing debris out of the roadways. He continued his volunteer efforts with Samaritan’s Purse in the days following. As a Boy Scout, he was involved in numerous service projects throughout the community and at Camp Ottari and Camp Powhatan. Wherever he could help, he was there, his mother said.

His mother has often said that he “lived big.”

Cameron wrote; “Kindle the fire within yourself. Use its light to stay the path. No matter how hard it gets, stay ever cheerful.”

To register online, go to www.active.com/pulaski-va/running-races/color-me-cameron-4th-annual-run-walk-2016. The race fee is $30. The event is free for kids 10 and younger.

For more information contact tfitzwater@verizon.net.

PurColour provide Color me cameron color powder

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