The Color Run
(Courtesy of The Color Run)
The Color Run, which bills itself as “the happiest 5k on the planet,” splatters runners with different hues at each kilometer mark to make the course as colorful, and fun, as possible. Runners start the race with white shirts and race through clouds of colored powder along the way. Since it’s not as competitive as more traditional races, it tends to attract people looking for a fun time over a fast finish. “You just have to be able to go and accomplish it and have some fun,” says Janet Hamilton, an exercise physiologist with Running Strong.