On Saturday, Feb. 23, NR Road Racing’s Color Bash 5k comes to town for the first time in hopes of turning all its participants into multicolored individuals.
Color Bash is not like other 5k races. While it still consists of going a specific distance, NR Road Racing includes a twist. Over the three mile span, joggers will be covered with various colorful dusts via stations placed along the course.
“The Color Bash goes into various college towns and tries to make the Color Bash 5k more of a party bash with a lot of color,” CEO and Event Coordinator for NR Road Racing Nathan Sinders said. “We have 13 color bashes that will be scheduled for 2013.”
People are encouraged to wear white shirts and clothing they are willing to get dirty. Cleaning stations will be provided at the end of the race, as well as food and music in its after party.
Proceeds from the event will go to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. The goal is to raise at least $5,000, but that depends on the amount of sponsors, according to Sinders.
“NR Road Racing knows that food banks are in dire need of helping out the people who are less fortunate, so we wanted to make sure we gave to the local communities that we go into. We feel that the Second Harvest tries to help the less fortunate.”
Tickets are $40 per person, or $30 if you are in a group with a minimum of four. Children 5 years old and under are able to get in for free. Group participation is still encouraged if you go by yourself.
The race begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Lakeshore Greenway.
For tickets and more information concerning the Color Bash 5k, including a map of the course, click here.