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Don’t miss out again: Color Me Rad coming back to Fresno

The most colorful 5K out there, Color Me Rad, has announced its return to Fresno — with registration starting today.

At Color Me Rad racers get hit with “color bombs” throughout the course and end up looking like a package of Skittles by the end. It’s a vibrant twist on 5Ks, a twist that’s made Color Me Rad quite popular. Spots for its Fresno debut, in September at Woodward Park, sold out largely in advance and were hard to come by on race day — with some people re-selling them like they were Justin Bieber concert tickets.

The 2013 Fresno installment is just around the corner, April 7. Registration (currently as low as $35) is open now.

To really get a sense for what Color Me Rad is about — and how much fun people seemed to have last time — check out this photo gallery from The Bee.

Five Things You Should Do This Weekend

Other than the Fresno Philharmonic’s season debut.

The event dominating chatter this week is the Color Me Rad 5K, happening Saturday at Woodward Park. This ain’t any ol’ 5K. Runners get splattered with “color bombs” of paint as they run and end up looking like a life-size bag of Skittles. Color Me Rad is so popular that advanced registration sold out (and people have actually been re-selling their entries — is it a Justin Bieber concert?). But what you can do, is go watch. It’ll be colorful show, no doubt. [More]


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