Color Me Rad 5K dashes through Columbus

Color Me Rad 5K dashes through Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Early Saturday morning, runners in the Fountain City started their days off in style at the Color Me Rad 5K, the only one of its kind.

The 5K course features eight different paint stations where runners were blasted with power or liquid paint.  Color Me Rad says that they used over 1,500 pounds of powder paint and over 32 gallons of liquid paint.  

"Color Me Rad is great organization to work with, and they attract tons of people to their runs. So when they came to us with an opportunity to do a run we were like 'absolutely,'" said Becca Zajac of Uptown Columbus.

A portion of the profits will go to Uptown Columbus for organizing the events and coordinating the volunteers. This will also allow them to bring more events to Uptown in the future.

Trevor, the emcee for Color Me Rad, said he had a great time all day.

"I think this is a cool environment that everyone no matter what your background is, no matter who you are or where you come from, everybody comes here and gets covered in color and they all end up looking the exactly the same, so it is a very inclusive, cool environment," Trevor said.

This is the first Color Me Rad 5K of the season and they unveiled a new feature, the Slime Station, which dumps 24 gallons of slime onto a platform with tired runners. Our own Andrew McDevitt even got the opportunity to try it out!

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For more amazing pictures, check out this photo album from viewer Cindie Gilbert.

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