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.
$19.99 for Entry to the Color Me Rad 5K Race on Saturday, August 24 (Up to $40 Value)
Adorned in white T-shirts, runners convene at iWireless Center on Saturday, August 24, 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 Quad Cities Sports Commission.
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.