Written by Lauren Thursday, August 22, 2013
The Augusta Sports Council (ASC) and the Westobou Festival present a $5 coupon code for those interested in participating in The Color Run, an un-timed 5K race, starting at the Parade Grounds at the Old Academy of Richmond County on October 5, 2013 and 9.a.m.
The Color Run, known as “The Happiest 5K on the Planet”, will be held during the week of the Westobou Festival and welcomes runners of all ages, shapes, sizes and speeds. It is a unique paint race that celebrates happiness, healthiness and individuality. Color Runners may use “COLORAUGUSTA” to receive $5 off during registration at www.thecolorrun.com/augusta.
Runners begin the 5K wearing solid white clothing and finish in an explosion of color. Each kilometer of the event is associated with a designated color: yellow, orange, pink, or blue. As the participants reach the kilometer color zones and the finish line, they are sprayed by volunteers, sponsors and staff with a 100% natural and safe powdered color substance.
Race day will commence with the start beginning at 9 a.m. and waves going approximately every few minutes. Athletes are encouraged to come early for team stretching and to enjoy the pre-race party. A Ferris wheel will be present on race day as well as throughout the festival. Post-race, the Westobou Festival will host Social Canvas featuring artists painting to live music on the Parade Grounds.
The ASC would like to note that this is the only 5K color race currently supported by the organization. For more information on registration, please contact the Augusta Sports Council at 706.722.8326.