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Run or dye and be pelted with color

Run or dye today
Run or dye today

It's not about winning or losing, it's more about how you play the game. In the case of Run or Dye, the contest was about having fun running while being pelted with colored powder. According to The Staten Island Advance, about 2,200 New Yorkers came to St. George to participate in the Run or Dye 5K color run, held at Richmond County Bank Ballpark. The race was not for charity, but rather to get people together in a colorful setting, pun intended. For more about today's Run or Dye 5K race read The Staten Island Advance (August 9) and find out just what the race is all about or visit To learn more about what Run or Dye is all about and to get geared up for next year's race visit

"For the second year in a row, the Run or Dye group took over the ballpark to host the 3.2-mile novelty run. The start and finish line were on Bank Street, behind the stadium outfield. Participants ran west on Bank Street along New York Harbor and continued on Jersey Street before looping back around to the ballpark," added today's Advance.

"It's a leisurely event, with more walkers than runners. Run or Dye doesn't track the winners of the race," added the report. "It's not about that. It's about having fun. We want people to be happy, healthy and to have fun," said Kody Hunter, the master of ceremonies at Run or Dye to The Advance. "We're really excited to be here on Staten Island at this beautiful ballpark right on the water."

"It's a great opportunity to get together with your friends and family and have a good time," said Ms. Mohan from under her pink wig to the newspaper. "It's not about age or winning."

"After crossing the finish line, runners were treated to another color bomb party in the centerfield of Richmond County Ballpark," added The Advance.

"Juliet Ramos and her boyfriend, Javier Gonzalez, were covered in colored powder, relaxing in the shade on the ballpark's warning track after completing the race," according to the report."This was my first time doing one of these races. It was so well organized and just a really good time," Ms. Ramos said to SI Live.

Sounds like colorful fun. Oh well, Staten Island art and sports fans, there's always next year!