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  • Color in Motion 5k
    Throngs of excited runners crouch along the starting line, all dressed in pristine white T-shirts. As the Color in Motion 5K begins, the sea of bodies sets off along the course, where handfuls of purple-, blue-, and yellow-colored powder start flying in from the sidelines. The safe concoction of cornstarch and dye sprinkles onto faces, shirts, shorts, and skin, dressing runners in a technicolor haze. Teams or individuals make their way through the 5K course, and finish the race wearing a pallet of washable and biodegradable paint. Each race partners and benefits local charities, with racers running individually, in teams, or sponsored by their favorite Crayola color.
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    3750 The Midway
    Dallas, TX US
  • Human Movement
    The course itself carries on that fun vibe, too. Winding through city streets and local parks, the 5K route is dotted with hydration stations that dole out hot chocolate. Holiday music, a giant Santa inflatable, and snow blowers help to set
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    3750 The Midway
    Dallas, TX US
  • African American Museum
    The African American Museum debuted in 1974 as part of the Special Collections at the historically black Bishop College. An independent operation since 1979, the museum steadfastly preserves the artistic, cultural, and historical legacy of the African American community, particularly that of East Texas. The 38,000-square-foot ivory-stone building holds one of the United States' largest collections of African American folk art, complete with pieces from luminaries like Mose Tolliver and Sister Gertrude Morgan. Elsewhere in the museum?s quartet of permanent galleries, African masks, gold weights, and textiles share space with American fine art from the 1800s to the present, video kiosks, and vintage photographs depicting the eras of slavery, emancipation, and reconstruction. In addition to ongoing exhibitions, the African American Museum hosts temporary exhibits focusing on everything from lesbian families in the Deep South to winners of its National Black Art Competition. The museum?s events, meanwhile, include monthly concerts, annual jazz festivals, a kids' summer camp, and an invitational for black rodeo cowboys.
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    3536 Grand Ave.
    Dallas, TX US
  • The Rave Run
    Even though they're officially running toward a finish line 5 kilometers away, you can tell participants in the Rave Run are actually headed to a pretty trippy party. Bedecked in glow-in-the-dark clothing and glow bands and sticks and holding flashlights, headlights, and other forms of lighting, they take off from the starting line and speed into the night. Since runners don't need to program a rooster to wake them up at 5 a.m., they tend to be well rested, which means they have plenty of energy left after the race to enjoy the postrace shindig that goes all through the night.
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    1121 First Ave.
    Dallas, TX US
  • Run or Dye
    Run or Dye is making race running a little more colorful, one major city at a time. This 5K is divided up into four separate courses of varying lengths, each designated by a separate color?which also reflects the color of safe, eco-friendly powered dye the participants get splashed with. At the end of the race, they'll cross into the aptly named Dye Zone?a polychromatic free-for-all where fluorescent color is thrown freely from all sides, allowing runners to splash their fellow runners or get colorful revenge on their friends, family members, and any cranky art-history teachers that happen to be walking by. Unlike some races that rank runners by time, Run or Dye only measures success in color and fun. While the safe-to-eat dyes should wash out of clothing, runners are encouraged to wear things they don't mind getting dirty, preferably in white, gray, or another neutral color to give the dyes maximum visibility.
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    1121 First Avenue
    Dallas, TX US
  • Fair Park 5k Urban Dash
    Fair Park brims with Art Deco statues, murals, and buildings dating back to the 1930s, when the park was the site of a World Fair celebrating The Republic of Texas’s centennial. During the Fair Park 5K Urban Dash, modern-day runners enjoy views of these historic landmarks, while overcoming obstacles that pepper the race route. These impediments include a wall climb, hurdles, and a dumpster dive, which add an extra challenge to the annual run without the confusion that an invisible finish line brings.
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    1121 First Ave.
    Dallas, TX US
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