A regular long distance race is great for athletes who like to compete or community members who want to support a cause, but the Color Run takes the sport to a whole new level of fun. Runners begin the 5km race clean, ideally wearing all white so they’re like a raw canvas begging to be splattered with fun hues and designs. At the first kilometer, participants are splattered in highlighter yellow. At the second, they’re doused in Caribbean blue, followed by green at the third km, hot pink at the fourth, and a “Color Extravaganza” at the 5km finish line.
The next stop in the 2012 Color Run tour is Dallas, TX on February 19 followed by Las Vegas on February 25. Other locations yet to come include Atlanta, SoCal, Seattle, Colorado, Chicago and San Fran, among others. You can see all the locations on the Color Run website.
“The color is a special ‘elf made’ recipe of magical color dust,” The Color Run website explains. “All products are 100% natural and safe. You can eat the stuff if you’d like (we have tried it and don’t suggest it, it is surprisingly high in calories and leaves a chalky aftertaste).”