Running was popular in Europe long before it caught on in America, which is why most races are measured in kilometers and why most of the Pilgrims were eaten by bears. Race to the top of the food chain with this Groupon.
- $22 a race entry ($44 value)
Beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 22, two waves of racers gather at Nashville Expo Center and run through the 5K course while being cannons and other devices blast them with colored cornstarch. The race begins with a Zumba warmup workout, and all runners get a white race T-shirt to show off the rainbow bombardment, a pair of sunglasses to protect their eyes, and other goodies, such as color bombs to toss at others. A portion of the proceeds benefit Special Olympics Tennessee.
Color Me Rad
Color Me Rad is back and better than ever with its 2016 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, 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 run for free.