COLOR FUN: Thousands Ready To Run

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A new 5K will take over the East Village in Des Moines Saturday and it promises to be very pretty.

Two waves of The Color Run are being held. The first is at 1:00 p.m. and the second is at 4:00 p.m.

At each mile the racers will get doused in colorful powdered paint.

Friday participants picked up race materials at the Sports Authority in West Des Moines.

Officials say over 27,000 people are registered to run the race.

Organizer say there is one big reason for such high participation.  

“The Color Run is the happiest 5K run on the planet. We’re here for everyone to get out and do something active and fun with their family and their friends,” says registration captain Jessica Schneider.

It’ll take about 200 volunteers to get the race running.