$15 for a Color Me Rad 5K Race on May 27 at the Sacramento Raceway ($30 Value)

Rancho Cordova

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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.

$15 for a 5K-Race Entry ($30 Value)

Adorned in white T-shirts, runners convene at the Sacramento Raceway on Monday, May 27—Memorial Day—for the Color Me Rad 5K race. Racers kick off toward newly vibrant exteriors starting at 9 a.m., with waves following every 20 minutes. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Northern California.

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.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Get a group to go with you :) don't take yourself to serious for these runs....”

  • “I haven't done the event yet, but the Groupon was AWESOME, and it allowed a buddy of mine that didn't have the cash to be able to do the event.”

  • “Great time & affordable through using Groupon!!”


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    Rancho Cordova

    5305 Excelsior Rd.

    Sacramento, California 95827

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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 Feb 28th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per person per visit. Must sign waiver. Online registration required by 2/28/2013. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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