Color Blast is committed to ensuring a safe and fun
event for all of our participants.
Color Blast is committed to ensuring a safe and fun event for all of our participants. Since 2012 the Color Blast has held over 350 events with over 1,000,000 participants and spectators enjoying our events.
Our custom powder is made in the USA and our manufacturer ensures quality control by following Good Manufacturing Practices (G.M.P.) and is G.M.P. compliant. The Food and Drug Administration sets these manufacturing guidelines.
There are many knock-off or low quality color runs out there that use overseas powder made in India. The powder from India is cheap to buy, however it comes with unknown risks. Color Blast has always felt that it is worth it to use the best quality color powder available even though it is much more expensive. We encourage people to make sure that if you sign-up to participate in a color run, you do so with a company like Color Blast that uses only high quality color powder that is made in the USA.
Color Blast remains committed to working with local officials to ensure our event protocols reflect best practices, to eliminate hazards, and to ensure safety.
Color Blast’s custom powder is made from cornstarch, baking soda, and food grade colorants.
Our proprietary formula and manufacturing process makes Color Blast powder non-flammable. Check out the below video to see how our color powder stacks up against the competition.
Our local Fire Marshall wanted to test some of your powder for flammability, to ensure we had sufficient safety precautions in place for our event. I thought you would like to know how Color Blast’s powder did against plain cornstarch. When put thru the testing unit (aerated next to a flame) plain cornstarch spontaneously caught fire 3 out of 5 times.
Color Blast Powder did NOT ignite: 10 times out of 10. (5 times each of the two colors we tested) In addition, half of the time Color Blast powder actually put out the flame of the testing unit. So it was not only inflammable, but fire retardant in property. While our test is not meant to be a standard setting situation, it did remove all concerns of our local Fire Marshall regarding using this for our color run event.
In addition, Color Blast’s colored powder is manufactured in the USA exclusively for us and is created using a proprietary “wet suspension” process that meets the highest US manufacturing standards. This “wet suspension” process and our custom formulation makes our powder nonflammable. It is therefore much safer than other color powders that are produced in India, Taiwan, and other parts of the world.
Color Blast has, and continues to adhere to the guidance of fire marshals in taking the necessary precautions to ensure a safe event. In addition to only using our exclusive high-quality Made in the USA powder that is non-flammable, we also implement multiple safety measures at each event that include:
» Color Blast events are always held in an open outdoor area where the powder is able to dissipate quickly.
» No industrial lights, blacklights, or other heat producing light sources are used at our events as we only hold daytime events.
» A gap is required between the stage and the public.
» Fire, pyrotechnics, flames, and fireworks are prohibited.
» Smoking is prohibited with no smoking signage posted in the area.
Out of an abundance of caution, Color Blast will continue to implement the above safety measures and work with local authorities to take all necessary precautions to ensure our events are safe and fun for our participants.
Color Blast’s powder is manufactured and produced in the USA using high quality cornstarch, baking soda, and food grade colorants. Our powder is safe, non-toxic, and biodegradable. As with any substance, you will want to keep it out of your eyes and lungs. If you are overly sensitive, you may want to wear glasses or goggles for your eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for your mouth. (This is especially recommended for our younger runners/walkers)
There have been some concerns with the powder that is produced in India where there are no quality control measures. Often times these powders are shipped in non-marked, unlabeled plastic bags with no identifiable information on the packaging. They are cheaper to purchase, which is why a lot of knock-off color runs use them, but the powder produced in India has been shown to contain harmful substances and unknown ingredients.
Color Blast does not use overseas powder. We only use high-quality, custom-manufactured made in the USA powder.
Color Blast is committed to producing safe events for all of our participants. We encourage individuals to become physically fit, eat healthy, and create memorable experiences for themselves and others, all while sharing positive Blasts.