Welcome to the 2nd Annual Purdue Students for a Better Life Color Rush 5K is happening this Saturday, March 29th at Purdue University!  The run will begin at the Purdue University’s Slayter Hill.


Location: Purdue UniversityStewart Center East Foyer (1st Floor)
128 Memorial Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Time: Thursday, March 27th, 3:00pm – 6:00pm Friday, March 28th, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Pick-Up Requirements
Photo ID and a signed release waiver is required to pick up your race packet.  You can also pick up packets for your friends provided they sign the attached pick-up waiver.  A separate waiver is required for each packet you want to pick up.  For persons under 18 years of age a parental or legal guardian must sign and complete the attached under 18 release waiver.  We strongly encourage you to pick up your packet prior to the race.  You can pick up your packet on race day, however, you will need to be there extra early and be prepared to wait in line.

Race day packet pick-up will be open from 8:30am-10:00am.  The packet includes your t-shirt and race bib.  Please be sure to wear your race bib on Saturday!


Location: Slayter Hill
Corner of Stadium Ave. and Martin C. Jischke Drive
(Near the outdoor track and Owen Hall)
Time: The race will begin at 10:00am, but join us at 8:45am for some pre-race fun!

Visitors may park free in “A”, “B” and “C” areas on weekends, unless otherwise posted.  Please note that you may not park in spaces reserved for Residence Halls.  Please reference the campus parking map for parking locations.  One suggestion would be to park in the lot north of the Co-Rec off of W. Stadium Avenue and then cut across the road to get to the start line.


  • Please stay on the sidewalk or along the curb for the parts of the race that are on the street.
  • Please be sure to attach your bib number so it is visible on your shirt!
  • Please follow any directions provided by event staff wearing lime green shirts, volunteers wearing blue shirts, or law enforcement.
  • Above all, please be courteous and respectful to everyone around you.

Thank you for helping us support the Make-A-Wish Foundation!


Granting wishes one color at a time!



80% of proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish, and 20% of proceeds will benefit Purdue Students for a Better Life.


The run starts on campus. Starting location to be determined

Date & Time

Date & Time

The Color Madness is scheduled for Saturday March 29th at 10:00 am. Registration starts at 8:30