$25 for the Colorful 5K Run for One on Sunday, April 14, at Sam Houston Race Park ($50 Value)

Sam Houston Race Park

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Running a 5K is one of the great human challenges, alongside raising a child and peeling a ripe mango without basically ruining it. Go the distance with this Groupon.

$25 for a 5K Graffiti Run Entry for One ($50 Value)

On Sunday, April 14, runners will swarm the Sam Houston Race Park for the Graffiti Run. Armed with a race T-shirt, headband, and color packet, runners dash, dance, prance, and skip along the 5K course with the goal of finishing in the most fun and colorful way possible. Children under 6 can run free with a parent.

The first wave begins at 9 a.m., and groups of 500 runners will be released every 20 minutes afterward until everyone has had time to enter the course; runners should arrive by 8 a.m. to get ready. After the race, runners can stop by air-blown cleaning stations to remove some of the loose color powder, though most people also bring towels to protect their car seats on the ride home.

The Colorful 5K

The creators of the The Colorful 5K use the term “run” very loosely. Less of a race, and more a celebration of the human spirit, The Colorful 5K encourages participants to dash, dance, prance, skip, cartwheel, or walk the course as they douse each other in vibrant hues that span the full spectrum. Each run also donates a portion of proceeds to a local charity, which range from Special Olympics affiliates and scholarship funds to city cleanup and beautification projects.

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    Sam Houston Race Park

    7575 North Sam Houston Parkway West

    Houston, Texas 77064

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In a Nutshell

Runners of all ages dash along a 5K course while splattering each other with color

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 14th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. 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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