$20 for the Color Me Rad 5K Run at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield on Saturday, August 17 (Up to $40 Value)

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

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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 Entry to the Color Me Rad 5K Run on Saturday, August 17 (Up to $40 Value)

Adorned in white T-shirts, runners convene at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield on Saturday, August 17, for the Color Me Rad 5K race. Starting at 9 a.m., racers run headlong toward the finish line in waves, and get pelted by plumes of vibrant paint every five minutes. Proceeds benefit the YMCA of Denver.

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

  • “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.”

  • “Enjoy...very easy website and everything is explained perfectly!”

  • “It was very exciting...very well organized and COLORFUL!!! I'd do it a few more times”

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    Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

    8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road

    Littleton, Colorado 80128

    801-836-2035

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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 Jun 14th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Online registration required by 6/14/13. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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