Choose from Three Options
- $14 for admission to the Berry Fun Color Run for one ($20 value)
- $26 for admission to the Berry Fun Color Run for two ($40 value)
- $50 for admission to the Berry Fun Color Run for four ($80 value)
The Berry Fun Color Run takes place Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Placer County Fairgrounds. As runners of all ages wind through the 5K course, five different stations splash them in color. There will be DJ’d music throughout the run, and proceeds benefit Valley Christian Academy.
The run is part of BerryFest, and all participants get free admission to the rest of the festival. All ages are welcome, and kids 12 and under get in free. Check in opens at 7:30 a.m. The race begins at 8:30 a.m.
The Little Miss Strawberry contestants excitedly primp their pink dresses and adjust their sparkling tiaras in anticipation of the pageant’s beginning. The lighthearted event—in which girls compete in different age groupings—is one of many novel attractions at BerryFest. A Mother's Day–weekend tradition, the 2016 festival marks the year's harvest by bringing together local farmers with a host of vendors, sponsors, entertainment acts, and conciliatory deer families at the Placer County Fairgrounds.
Daytime revelers can indulge in a surplus of diverse, certified-organic berries, which can be purchased whole or in the form of inventive, strawberry-based eats such as strawberry pizza, strawberry barbecue sauce, or strawberry-flavored strawberries. The festival’s lineup of booths also includes a beer garden with strawberry drafts. A no-hands shortcake-eating contest crowns the winner with a commemorative trophy and proceeds benefit the Boy Scouts of America. And that's just the beginning of the event's many family-friendly attractions.