Runners Splashed With Color At 5k Race


TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-Athletes from all over Kansas rolled in green powder for the Color Vibe 5k at Heartland Park Saturday.

At about every mile of the race, color station volunteers made sure every runner was covered in green, pink, and blue.

"I walked through once in this was what happened to my face," said Kelsey Hosey whose face was covered in pink.

"They were like 'roll, roll, roll' so I just laid down and rolled and it was about how colorful it could get." said race participant, Rick Felsberg.

Participants say they do this race for a variety of reasons.

"Because I get green!," said Jordan Felsberg.

"I really enjoy the artistic stuff, like, why not? Even for the picture opportunities and I think it's fun and I need to keep in shape," said race participant Kelsey Van Nort.

And for Amber Alonzo, she is running the race for her best friend who is suffering from breast cancer.

"Yes we are doing this race in the spirit of her. We wore tutus for her and shirts and we are doing this in her spirit," said Alonzo.

Competitors danced in celebration after crossing the finish line and they agree it was a colorful day that they will always remember.

" It was fantastic! I really enjoyed it and I think other people should get the opportunity to do it once in their life time," said Van Nort.

The race supported Lifehouse Child Advocacy as their charity partner and proceeds went to support the Lifehouse.


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