For the Buddy Walk and some activities, we will be using Color Powder. Here is some information for you to prepare for it.

  • Color is either tossed overhead or squirted at chest level.

  • There will be 4 stations during the walk (start, 1/3 mile, 2/3 mile, finish line).

  • Buddy Walk participants have the option of not going through a color station. There will be space to go around the color station.

  • Goggles will be available.

  • Worried about staining? See below for more details.


The colors are made with high quality cornstarch, food dyes and baking soda.

Does Color Powder Contain Gluten or other common allergens?


Color powder is gluten free and does not contain dairy, nuts, wheat, soy or other common allergens.

Although it is made from all food safe ingredients, it is not created in a food safe facility and is not intended for human consumption.

Does Color Powder Stain Clothing?

Color powder washes out of most clothing. However, it can stain some materials.

100% cotton clothing is recommended and typical machine washing with stain remover, removes the stains. Buddy Walk t-shirts are 100% cotton.

Recommend removing excess powder from clothing before washing and/or applying water.

Does Color Powder Stain Skin or Hair?

Just as with clothing we recommend shaking off all excess powder before exposing to water.

Normal soap and water should remove color powder from skin and hair.

Some color does tend to linger for a few days especially on blonde hair.

If you are worried about staining, we recommend applying a moisturizer to skin and coating your hair with a small amount of
coconut or olive oil before the event.