2015-07-03 / Front Page

Color it wonderful



Despite heavy rains, thousands of entrants participated in the third annual Color Run 5K in South Portland on Sunday, June 28, including these soggy runners caked in hues as they crossed the finish line in Bug Light Park. Billed as “the happiest 5K on the planet,” the Color Run has grown since its founding in March 2011 to become what it calls, “the largest event series in the world,” with more than 300 “races” in 14 countries held last year. In 2014, the South Portland run raised more than $38,000 for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, which was again the charity partner this year. The host city receives $1 per runner, or $6,000 for the sold out event. (Don Sargent courtesy photo) Despite heavy rains, thousands of entrants participated in the third annual Color Run 5K in South Portland on Sunday, June 28, including these soggy runners caked in hues as they crossed the finish line in Bug Light Park. Billed as “the happiest 5K on the planet,” the Color Run has grown since its founding in March 2011 to become what it calls, “the largest event series in the world,” with more than 300 “races” in 14 countries held last year. In 2014, the South Portland run raised more than $38,000 for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, which was again the charity partner this year. The host city receives $1 per runner, or $6,000 for the sold out event. (Don Sargent courtesy photo)

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