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A runner passes through a cloud of pink at the first color station Saturday at the Color Run 5k Saturday Sep. 21, 2013 in Grand Forks. JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD

Run brings colorful experience to Grand Forks

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It was a chilly morning Saturday in Grand Forks, but a slight nip didn't discourage nearly 4,000 runners from packing the Alerus Center's parking lot in preparation for a race.


The runners weren't there for glory or awards and the only people keeping time were the athletes themselves. Most were there for this race's unusual feature: Covering people in colored powder while they run.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald with beats focusing on northwest Minnesota, unmanned aircraft systems and East Grand Forks city government. Other positions she has held at the Herald include Grand Forks city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet. Follow her work at and on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett. Send tips and story ideas to 
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