LANCASTER – Color Me Rad 5k returns to Lancaster this Saturday with a blaze of color bombs, color cannons, and color mortars that will leave runners and walkers painted in an array of colors.
Billed as the largest color run in the northern region of Southern California, the second annual Color Me Rad 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Pioneer Event Center, located at 45000 Valley Central Way in Lancaster.
Color Me Rad 5k is loosely based on the Hindu Festival of Colors, a time of enjoying spring’s abundant colors. This untimed event emphasizes fun over competition, and it is common to see first-time runners as well as families with children walking the entire course.
On Saturday, sirens will blare in front of the Pioneer Event Center at each starting time, and then thousands of revelers will take to the streets of Lancaster, donning painted-on tattoos, ballerina tutus, colorful wigs and the essential white t-shirts, according to organizers.
From the Pioneer Event Center, participants will make their way up Valley Central Way and then travel along Lancaster Boulevard until they hit 30th Street West. Runners will then turn on Avenue I for a final stretch behind Cinemark 22 before reaching the finish line at the Pioneer Event Center.
Along the route, participants will pass eight color stations where they will be bombarded with cloudbursts of color.
Colored powders will be tossed, sprayed, dropped, and blown at runners and walkers, tie-dying their white t-shirts. The party will continue at the finish line in an atmosphere described by the promoter as, “the royal rumble of color.” Color explosions will commence every 15 to 20 minutes as a live DJ entertains at the stage. Food, snacks, and massages will rejuvenate participants after more than 3 miles of color fun.
The second annual Color Me Rad 5k is presented again by the Marco and Sandra Johnson Foundation. All participants will receive 5K entry, a 2015 Tour t-shirt, a pair of knee-high socks, a color pack, and free photos from professional photographers.
Tickets start $55 and can be purchased online here. You can SAVE 10 PERCENT OFF registration when you use the following code: johnson15
For more information, visit www.colormerad.com.