The Color Run, the largest event series in the nation, will be debuting in Youngstown on June 14. The event will be held at the Covelli Centre and begins at 9 a.m. Registration is now open for individual and team runners at https://thecolorrun.com/youngstown. Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley has been selected as the charity partner for The Color Run and will receive $1 from every registration made using the code CHMCA.
In 2014 The Color Run is introducing their new Kaleidoscope Tour. Kaleidoscopes demonstrate the beauty of motion and change. Whether it’s new runners getting ready for their first 5k, or seasoned athletes remembering what it feels like to run for fun, the Kaleidoscope Tour will be an unforgettable event filled with 5k magic. Participants can expect novel course attractions, fresh participant gear and new store merchandise.
Participation in, and buzz for, The Color Run has exploded since its debut in 2012 with more than 2 million "likes" on Facebook and more than 8 million views on YouTube. The Color Run was recently featured on ESPN, Runner’s World, Sports Illustrated and Wall Street Journal, to name a few.
The Color Run visited more than 50 cities in 2012 with more than 600,000 participants, a feat following their first event in January of that year. 2013 was a monumental year, launching more than 170 events with well over 1 million participants.
With no winners or official times, The Color Run celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality, bringing the community together to create a five-kilometer canvas of colorful fun in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer.
“We call The Color Run the ‘happiest 5K on the planet’ because our events bring together friends and family in a unique, healthy, and fun environment,” said Travis Snyder, founder of The Color Run. “Our only rules are that people wear white and prepare to be covered in color at the finish!”
“Color Runners,” vary in demographics and reasons for running. With no winners or official times, The Color Run caters to anyone – first time runners to professional athletes. More than 60 percent of Color Runners are first-time 5k runners and participate as a celebration and capstone of their healthy living accomplishments.
The Color Run, a for-profit company, loves the opportunity it has to partner with charities to help shine a light on their amazing work within society and highlight the causes they stand for. The Color Run is thrilled to be working with Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley for the Youngstown event.
“We are so excited to have been selected as the charity partner and look forward to working with The Color Run on this fun, family-oriented community event,” said JoAnn Stock, director of development.
About The Color Run
The Color Run is the largest event series in the United States and the first of its kind. Travis Snyder founded the 5k paint race event series in 2012, creating a new genre of running event. The Color Run celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality, bringing the community together to create a five-kilometer canvas of colorful fun. To learn more about The Color Run, visit www.thecolorrun.com or watch this video.
Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley selected as charity partner of Color Run Kaleidoscope Tour
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