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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 with a focus on northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. Other positions she has held at the Herald include 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 on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett
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