If every 5K race looked like this one, I bet we’d sign up for one a month! (It might take us the other three weeks to get the rainbows completely out of our running gear!)

Color Me Rad is super passionate about encouraging people to be active and have fun while doing it, and even donate a portion of the proceeds from each race to local charities. They started throwing color — non-toxic, non-rash inducing colored corn starch — on runners in April, and they’ve been in 13 cities across the U.S. and Canada since, with a lot more cities to go. Check out their schedule here. Each section of the run adds a new explosion of color to your white tee, and by the time you cross the finish line, you’re a veritable work of art!


If I haven’t convinced you to sign up yet, let me swipe Color Me Rad’s pretty persuasive promise: “After 5K of color bombardment, we guarantee your outlook will be brighter, your boyfriend will be more affectionate, your girlfriend will be less needy, the hair on your head will grow back and the hair on your back will fall out, your black and white TV will turn into 720p HD (I know you were hoping for 1080, but we organize races, we’re not miracle workers), and your gray outlook will turn green like a spring morning.”

So cool, right? Tell me if you sign up for one of these rad races, will you?