The Color Run™ is a 5k which takes place all over the nation and is coming to Boise on Saturday, Oct.27.
The run begins at 9 a.m. and takes place along Parkcenter Boulevard.
The Color Run™ is just that: a 5k in which participants are covered in colorful powder throughout the run.
Participants are instructed to wear white shirts at the start of the run in order to come out completely covered in bright colors by the end. According to the website, “By the end, (participants) look like they fell into a Willy Wonka, tie dyed vat of colored
Greg Tovey, sophomore elementary education major, is participating in the run with his co-workers from REI.
“I’m looking forward to putting on my white tutu and tights and running around Boise,” Tovey said.
Although Tovey is an active runner, he said the Color Run(tm) will be a unique experience to him.
“I’ve done fun runs in the past, but never where the promise of colorful projectiles is in the description,” he said.
The run is geared toward people looking to have fun with family and friends and not as much on speed and athleticism.
People of all athletic ability are welcome to participate and participants may choose to walk or run.
Teams of four or more may be formed, or solo runners and walkers may also
The cost to register is $45 per person on a team and $50 per solo runner/walker.
If you want to take part in the colorful action but don’t want to participate in a 5k, you may still volunteer at the run.
Sign up information is available on the thecolorrun.com.