Covering runners in colorful pigment is a great way to spice up a 5K, much like giving every runner a soapbox car on the downhill stretch. Brighten up an evening with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for one registration for the Color Fun Fest 5K (up to a $60 value)
- $109 for registration for four people to the Color Fun Fest 5K (up to a $240 value)
- Click here for more information. Participants must register online.
Color Fun Fest 5K
If the Color Fun Fest 5K were televised, it might have viewers wondering if someone had messed with their TVs' color settings. That's because, at one-kilometer intervals across the race course, staffers shower runners with neon powders, transforming them into a kind of collective stampeding rainbow, which is illuminated by powerful black lights during night waves. But participants won't find a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow—or, for that matter, a podium; the 5K run is noncompetitive and doesn't track times. Instead, they'll step into a lively finish-line festival—with music during the run, vendors, and a DJ-led after party—where colors fly through the air and stopwatches are smashed like piñatas.
The celebration draws inspiration from Holi, a festival of colors primarily celebrated in India and Nepal. In the communal spirit of that festival, Color Fun Fest 5K helps raise funds for and awareness of local charities, non-profits, and local businesses. The event also encourages family participation, with free admission for kids age 12 and under and a daytime run.