The Color Run 5k is coming to Grand Forks on Sept. 21The untimed 5k road race is full of color and leaves its participants coated in pink, blue and yellow as they cross the finish line. The international event will come to Grand Forks for the first time ever Sept. 21.
By: Jasmine Maki, Grand Forks Herald
There’s no question why The Color Run is known as the happiest 5k on the planet.
The untimed 5k road race is full of color and leaves its participants coated in pink, blue and yellow as they cross the finish line. The international event will come to Grand Forks for the first time ever Sept. 21.
The race will start at 8 a.m. at the Alerus Center and make its way down South 42nd Street, ending back at the Alerus Center. At each kilometer, participants will be doused from head to toe with a different color.
Participants are encouraged to wear white and finish the race full of color. Runners can wear glasses or goggles and a bandana to shield their eyes and mouth, but it is not necessary. The color explosions are made of food grade cornstarch and are 100 percent natural and safe, according to the website.
Color will wash out of clothes, but participants are encouraged to wear something they don’t mind ruining.
For those with asthma or other health-related problems, there will be a “low color lane,” where less color will be thrown.
The event is not timed and runners of all experience-levels are encouraged to register. There are no age restrictions for the event, and all runners 5 years old and younger can participate without registration.
Runners can register for the event online at TheColorRun.com/Grand-Forks. Registration is $45 for individuals or $40 for groups of four or more. Registration includes a custom The Color Run race shirt and tattoo, a bag of color, race number, “Color Runner” finisher sweat band and sponsor goodies.
After registering, participants will receive an email notifying them of the packet-pickup location.
A pre-race party and post-race color party also will take place.
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