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Over 5,000 Chattahoochee Valley residents run in Uptown Columbus Color Me Rad 5K

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

In cities all across the US, the Color Me Rad 5K Run is getting people off their couches, and moving in the streets.

On Saturday, March 15, over 5,000 Chattahoochee Valley residents were in Uptown Columbus, Ga. running in the local race.

The course started in Woodruff Riverfront Park, continued onto Broadway Ave. through the heart of Uptown, and back again along the RiverWalk. Every kilometer, the runners had all different colors of corn starch thrown on them.

One Uptown Columbus organizer spoke with News Leader 9 about what makes the Color Me Rad Run so wildly popular that thousands of people would participate in the event.

"It's a different kind of run which draws people who might not be your average 5K runner," says Elizabeth Hurst with Uptown Columbus. "These are folks, some of the folks, who have never done a 5K before. So we're so thrilled to provide them an opportunity. And I think folks want to support the two charities as well: Uptown Columbus and the Children's Miracle Network."

If you missed out on the fun this year, don't worry. Hurst also says Uptown Columbus hopes to bring the Color Me Rad 5K back again next year.

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