Billed as the "craziest, most colorful 5k run of your life" the annual "Color Run" is coming to downtown Indianapolis on July 28, 2012.
And crazy it is as a combination of runners, walkers, strutters, Indianapolis real estate agents, mallwalkers and moms and dads with strollers make their way along the 5k course, enjoying a regular dousing of various colors comprised of food starch. Yes, every time a participant reaches a kilometer milestone (can you use the word "mile" to describe a kilometer?) the runner or walker is assaulted with various hues.
"Each kilometer of the event is associated with a designated color. 1k is yellow, 2k is blue, 3k is green, 4k is pink, and the 5k finish is a “Color Extravaganza.” As the runners/walkers hit the Kilometer COLOR RUN Zones, they will be blitzed by our volunteers, sponsors, and staff with COLOR," describes the Color Run's website.
But rest easy. The coloring is a 100% percent safe food starch that can be eaten, although apparently it's not especially tasty.
Unfortunately, this year's Indianapolis Color Run is completely sold out. If you'd like to be added to a list that alerts you to the opening of the 2013 registration period - and also lets you know if registration spots are opened up for this year's event - Click Here.
You can also still VOLUNTEER and take part in the fun vicariously.
In any event, this'll be a blast and I look forward to seeing you in downtown Indy for a blast of silliness and color.