$20 for 5K-Race Entry from Color Me Rad on Saturday, April 27 at Missouri State University (Up to $40 Value)

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Early humans developed the ability to sprint in order to chase down sprightly prey and invented long-distance running to escape from slowly approaching glaciers. Follow in their fossilized footsteps with this Groupon.

$20 for 5K-Race Entry on Saturday, April 27 (Up to $40 Value)

Adorned in white T-shirts, runners convene at Missouri State University on Saturday, April 27 for the Color Me Rad 5K race. Racers can run headlong toward newly vibrant exteriors in waves starting at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit Ozarks Public Television's K is for Kids initiative.

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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    Missouri State University

    901 S National Ave.

    Springfield, Missouri 65897

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In a Nutshell

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

The Fine Print

Expires Mar 22nd, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must sign waiver. Registration required by 3/22/2013. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • Missouri State University (868.6 miles)

    901 S National Ave.

    Springfield, Missouri 65897

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