Running in Little Rock


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  • Arkansas State Fairgrounds
    Color Me Rad is back and better than ever with its 2015 tour, staging 5K races that transform runners into mobile rainbows by launching cheerful barrages of colored cornstarch and a whole new GEL color. Each color station along the racetrack flings a new 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 and a pair of RAD knee-high socks, sponsor gifts, and a race bib. Also, new for 2015, all runners will receive access to free professional digital photo downloads. Though they don't receive a gift packet, runners who are 7 years old and younger 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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    2600 Howard St.
    Little Rock, AR US
  • Arkansas State Fair Grounds
    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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    2600 Howard Street
    Little Rock, AR US
  • Gnarly Neon 5K
    Quick—what are the colors of a rainbow? If you hesitated in answering that question, participating in an all-ages Gnarly Neon 5K could provide you with a wearable cheat sheet. During the race, spectators armed with nontoxic, washable powder make it rain blue, pink, yellow, green, and orange on runners as a live DJ pumps out high-energy beats. Each Gnarly Neon race raises money for charities like Children's Miracle Network and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
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    REDEEM ONLINE
    Little Rock, AR US
  • Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce
    On September 13, Riverside Park is going to glow with neon lights. That's because it will be filled with 5K racers decked out in glow-in-the-dark bracelets, necklaces, and hats along with bright t-shirts and tutus. At 9:30 p.m., racers can jog, walk, or skip their way through the glow stations set up around the park as music blares into the night. Across the finish line, an after party keeps the energy alive with backlights, complimentary drinks from Rockstar, and music until midnight.
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    409 Vine St
    Batesville, AR US
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