$20 for 5K from Color Me Rad on Sunday, April 21, at 9 a.m. (Up to $40 Value)

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Running a race requires the proper attire: ankle-supporting shoes, a sweat-wicking shirt, and loose-fitting pants to conceal the mini jetpacks strapped to your ankles. Get your adrenaline soaring with this Groupon.

$20 for 5K on Sunday, April 21, at 9 a.m. (Up to $40 Value)

Adorned in white T-shirts, runners convene at Balloon Fiesta Park on Sunday, April 21, 2013, for the Color Me Rad 5K race. Racers start running headlong toward newly vibrant exteriors starting at 9 a.m., with waves following every five minutes. Proceeds benefit NMX Youth Sports.

Color Me Rad

Color Me Rad stages 5K races that transform runners into mobile rainbows by launching cheerful barrages of colored cornstarch. Each color station along the racetrack flings a new, nontoxic pigment at passersby, who wear white shirts to enhance the chromatic onslaught's costuming effects. Brilliant neon-blue, green, purple, and yellow clouds dapple participants along the way, and the race concludes with a prismatic finish-line finale as sprinters chuck colors at each other in celebration. The race's noncompetitive credo shifts the emphasis from speed to silliness, and a portion of its proceeds go to local charities.

Upon registration, each runner collects a Color Me Rad T-shirt, sunglasses, sponsor gifts, and a race bib. Though they don't receive a gift packet, runners younger than 8 years old can sprint for free, provided they have a waiver signed by a guardian and won't give in to demands for gold from confused leprechauns.

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    Wildflower Area

    4401 Alameda Boulevard Northeast

    Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113

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In a Nutshell

Stations placed throughout looping 5K track lob clouds of colored cornstarch to transform runners' outfits from white to rainbow

The Fine Print

Expires Mar 1st, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Must register by 3/1/13. Online registration required. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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