Color Me Rad 5K covers UBC in a rainbow this weekend

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Vancouver runners are preparing to be hit with a tsunami of color on Saturday, August 18, as they take on the Color Me Rad 5K at UBC.

As white-clad participants wind through Thunderbird Stadium, they’ll be bombarded with colour throughout the course until their face, shirt and body cross the finish line looking like a pack of Skittles. Finishers, coated from head to toe in blue, green, pink, purple and yellow, will then toss individual bags of colour in the air every 15 minutes to create a final “blitzkrieg of colour” in celebration of their accomplishment.

But don’t worry – the coloured dust is made of FDA-approved colored cornstarch and it washes off in the shower.

The Vancouver race is the twelfth stop on Color Me Rad’s nation-wide tour. A portion of the proceeds goes to Keep-A-Breast Canada. Waves of 1,000 people will take off every five minutes beginning at 9am. Participants of all ages are welcome to run or walk. Registration is at ColorMeRad.com and a video of the fun event is after the jump.

Last modified: August 17, 2012

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