Utah County, I am SO excited about this Color Me Rad 5K that is happening here in Utah Valley on Saturday, September 28 at Utah Valley University.  First, here’s a little information about the Color Me Rad 5K:

The Race

Color Me Rad is coming to a town near you with a tsunami of color that’ll make colored tears of joy run down your cheeks and will renew your will to live.

Color Me Rad is a 5K that fires off in a blaze of color bombs, color cannons, color mortars, and multi-toned courses that guarantee your outlook will be brighter, your boyfriend will be more affectionate, your boss will finally remember your name, the hair on your head will grow back and the hair on your back will fall out, and your gray outlook will turn green like a spring morning.

Historically, running has only been acceptable when trying to escape the law, personal responsibility, the truth, and grizzly bears.

Instead of running FROM something, get ready to run FOR something at this year’s Color Me Rad.

How it works

You’ll start off with a shirt as pure and white as your granddaddy’s dentures, and throughout the run, we’ll coat your chaffing thighs with Color Bombs of blue, green, pink, purple, and yellow until you come out like a tie-dyed hippy on the other side.

Each section of the run adds a new explosion of color to your clean, painter’s palate until you cross the finish line into a final blitzkrieg of color.

The color

You’re probably asking yourselves, “Is this really color being thrown at us or are the rainbows we’re seeing just God’s signal that it’ll never flood again?”

Glad you aksed. This isn’t just smoke and mirrors.  This is non-toxic, non-rash-inducing, Kroger branded, colored cornstarch.* With corn subsidized by the government and processed in the good o’l US of A, these blasts of starch will change your color and your demeanor but never your safety or health.

Ingredients: Corn starch and FD&C and/or D&C colors. Color safety information: Approved for use in foods, cosmetics and/or drugs. These products are not considered hazardous, 29 CFR 1910-1200.

One of my concerns was about children running in the race. Here’s what they have to say about it:  Everyone, young, small, old, foreign or domestic are welcome to participate. Those under 18 must bring a waiver signed by a parent or guardian to packet pick-up or race day and here’s the kicker…7 and under run for free! They won’t receive a race bib or t-shirt but they will be covered in color head to toe!  Also, those ages 7 and under run free with a paying adult!  However, they won’t get a t-shirt, racing bib, or sunglasses.  If you have other questions or concerns, their FAQ page has it all.

Color Me Rad also donates a portion of the proceeds to a charity – this time it just happens to be to scholarships for students attending Utah Valley University.

Now that you know about the Color Me Rad 5K, it’s time to sign up to register! Regular registration is open until September 6, 2013, so hurry and reserve your spot now. The race is Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Utah Valley University and the first wave of runners begin at 10 am.