The most colorful 5k on the planet is here!

Jenna Hecht, Contributing Writer

You are probably used to hearing about runs in which your main goal is to workout and finish as quickly as possible.  Nothing special, just exercise. Now, there is a new type of race that involves getting splattered with colored powder.  This new event, known as the Color Run, encourages runners to step out of their comfort zone and do something fun.  It also masks the arduous task of running a 5K race and makes the distance seem less daunting to new runners.
 Recently, the Color Run has become a popular event.  No matter a person’s age or whether they are running as part of a team or alone, the event is likely an enjoyable experience. On Oct. 18, over 10,000 people participated in a Color Run hosted in Brooklyn.
Runners start this event, which is also know as the “Happiest 5k on the Planet,” wearing all white. Some teams even going as far as wearing white tutus, glasses, and socks.  However, by the end, of the race, the runners cross the finish line covered in paint from head to toe: a complete makeover. 
While having fun, individuals raise money for good causes. The Color Run donates revenue to over 80 local and national charities.