The World's Most Colorful 5K comes to Shreveport - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Run or Dye draws thousands for a colorful 5K in Shreveport

The World's Most Colorful 5K The World's Most Colorful 5K
A runner revels in the colorful dye that winds up pretty much everywhere during the Run or Dye 5K. (Source: John Linden) A runner revels in the colorful dye that winds up pretty much everywhere during the Run or Dye 5K. (Source: John Linden)
Some runners registering the day before the Run or Dye 5K were already wearing their tutus. Some runners registering the day before the Run or Dye 5K were already wearing their tutus.
Happy participant getting ready for Run or Dye 5K Happy participant getting ready for Run or Dye 5K
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

The Run or Dye 5K colored the sky Saturday morning, and pretty much everything else in sight. 

Some 6,000 ran in the "The World's Most Colorful 5K."  The 3.1 mile run started at Festival Plaza in Shreveport and traveled down Clyde Fant Parkway, circling around back to Festival Plaza.
 
Along the route, organizers threw eco-friendly color-based dye, covering the runners and everything else in sight with a rainbow of bright hues.

Registrants were given dye packs, too, and came wearing white to maximize the effect of all the splashes of color accumulated along the route. The creative and colorful vibe was also on display among runners sporting tutus, sunglasses and other accessories.

Race director, Colin Larsen told KSLA News 12, "It's a great party for us and that's kind of how it is.  It doesn't matter if you are this big runner or not, the whole thing is about living life in full color.  So basically, you come here get dye on you, be with your family and friends and just have a good time."

Some of the money from the run will go to Goodwill Industries in North Louisiana.

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