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The Color Run Kansas City 2013

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The Color Run™, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community.

The Color Run takes features from Holi also known as the Festival of Colors, which is a Hindu tradition, and adds it to a 5K run. Participants run/jog/walk through four different color stations where volunteers throw colored paint powder at them.

There are only two rules in The Color Run.

1. Wear white at the starting line

2. Finish the 5K plastered in as much color as possible

The Color Run encourages people of all varieties to participate, from avid runners to the occasional mall walkers.

“We call The Color Run the ‘Happiest 5K on the Planet’ because our events bring together friends and family in a unique, healthy, and fun environment,” said Travis Snyder, founder of The Color Run.

The Color Run also donates a portion of the participant’s fees to a local charity. The Kansas City Color Run’s charity was the Ronald McDonald House.

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The racers start the run with clean shirts and bright smiles

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The first color station in the race is the yellow station

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One of the volunteers blasts runners with orange color as they run through the orange color zone.

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This little girl brushes color from her face as she is pulled through the red/pink color zone

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A father carries his daughter through the blue color zone

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The Color Run unicorn mascot boosts cheer and spirit among the color runners

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Mothers and daughters were invited to join the hosts on stage for a dance competition

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Color runners throw fistfuls of color into the air

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The air is filled with every color of the rainbow during the final color throw of the day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Blaine Whitworth’s “Go Big or Go Home” Memorial 5K Run

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Race participants gather around Molly’s Bar to register and warm up before the race.

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Racers take to the starting line before the starter pistol fires.

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The racers take off at the start of this exciting race.

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Race participants enjoy a free breakfast outside of Blaine’s Bar & Grille.

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Breakfast is served inside the newly opened Blaine’s Bar & Grille located on Pine Street.


The Color Run: Lawrence, Kansas

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Yes, that is me, I too got my fair share of color that day

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Lauren Slemenda: Post Color Run Mugshot

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Cooper Collins: Post Color Run Mugshot

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Amber Hartbank: Post Color Run Mugshot

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JP Richardson: Post Color Run Mugshot

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Bethany Peña: Post Color Run Mugshot

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Mohit Srivastava: Post Color Run Mugshot

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McKinsey Jordan: Post Color Run Mugshot

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Brandi Boehm: Post Color Run Mugshot

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