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Color Run Philly 2012
Jul 10, 2012 | News Archive
Color Run Philly 2012

The streets of Philadelphia were filled with color as the nation's happiest 5k run made it's way through the city. Covered in color, the participants painted the town rainbow and raised money for a worthy cause. 





On Sunday, July 8th the most colorful 5k race of all time hit the streets of Philadelphia. The Color Run, appropriately named, invites participants to be themselves and have a ball. Starting off in all white, the runners (or walkers or joggers; your choice) made their way through the colorful checkpoints, from the art museum to the Rocky statue,  each kilometer represented by a different color. It's at these checkpoints that the Color Run truly begins. As the participants pass through, they are painted with clouds of colored corn starch. By the end of the race the crowd is a rainbowed canvas, everyone decorated from head to toe; but the fun doesn't stop there. In celebration of the finish, all of the runners release their own personal color packets into the crowd at a climactic color bomb festival. It's not just a good time, it's all for a good cause. The local proceeds of this years race benefited Back On My Feet Philadelphia. Read more about the Color Run and what it's all about here.

Posted By: Candace Brown

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