Color Me Rad 5K Race takes over Uptown Columbus

It was a wave of color in Uptown Columbus as the annual Color Me Rad 5K race made its way back to the Valley.

People of all ages took part in the 5K race event.

Woodruff Park served as the starting point, as runners traveled along the 3.1-mile stretch throughout Uptown Columbus, down Broadway and the Riverwalk.

Organizers say this is a fun, and alternative way to get people off their couches and exercising.

"People don't generally like running. So, it's a really good, east way to get off the couch, come with your friends and family and it's much more fun way to run than just running to run," said Color Me Rad Race Director, Jerrica Deiber.

Runners start out in white, or in clean clothing, but along the way, they are bombed every 15-20 minutes with colored powder.

Over 1400 people registered for the color run in Columbus.

Color runs have been growing all across the country. Color me rad was first introduced to the Valley in 2013.

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