Billed as “The Happiest 5K on the Planet”, The Color Run ™ is a non-timed 5K walk/run event for all ages and ability. Participants are encouraged to wear white t-shirts which become covered in multi-colored, non-toxic dust throughout the course. It’s a blast and just as much fun to watch as it is to run! The concept was well received by Team N3kk1d volunteer captain Steph as well as N3kk1d alumni Jessica and Shawn, who hit the streets in downtown Grand Rapids on August 3rd, 2013. Sloth was there to witness and document the action: check out the video!
Jessica, Shawn, and Steph are decked out and ready to roll!
Participants were released in waves. The event was sold out with several thousand runners ready to get colorrific!
Cyan and purple take over Division Avenue
The Color Run depends heavily on a massive volunteer force who seem to have just as much fun as the participants themselves
Clouds of dust billow into the air at the pink color station
Into the home stretch on Ottawa Avenue!
Friends and family cheer on the participants at finish
Runners and walkers fire color packets into the air as they breeze through the finish line
Calder Plaza becomes a dust-filled cacophany of bodies, color, and activity
The party continues at the plaza with dance music, a stage, and even MORE explosions of color!
Steph, Jessica, and Shawn get what they paid for…
“MMMmmmMMMmmmmm… this color is tasty!”
Heather came to cheer and got just as dust-colored as her mom did!
The kids fully enjoyed the plaza dance party and got plenty of dust-covered exercise!
Spunk, tutus, and attitude… that’s what it’s all about for Steph and Jessica!
The kids went back for more color after the event was complete and played “statues in the park” for the camera…
Contenders for ArtPrize?
James gets connected with his warrior ancestery…
What goes well after an event such as this? Some brews and snacks at Founders, of course!
Sloth bombs in for some duck-face action at Founders
Steph is a potpourri of color! Check out the hair!