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The Happiest 5k on the Planet

Alexis Mota ‘16

Staff Reporter

October 8, 2014

On Saturday, October 5, The Color Run, also called “The Happiest 5k on the Planet” took place in Providence, Rhode Island. A few Durfee students took part in the event which is geared towards healthiness, happiness, and individuality, with of course the use of many different colors!


The Color Run has hosted more than 170 events in more than 30 countries around the world.

According to the website, www.thecolorun.com, they are neither a charity nor a non-profit organization, but still donate to many charitable organizations. The website describes the race as "a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants, or “Color Runners”, are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow: 1. Wear white at the starting line 2. Finish plastered in color!"


Lexus Robinson, a Durfee junior, was one of the people who attended with her close friend, Erika Chea. “It was one perfect experience. My favorite part was seeing everyone having fun and enjoying life. It opens your eyes to see there’s more in life than working and staying home,” said Robinson.


The Providence, Rhode Island Color Run took place on October 5, 2014.

-Photo Courtesy of www.thecolorrun.com

“It was a day I’ll never forget," said Chea.

The tickets for the Color Run cost around $50, but from the words of Robinson, “It was completely worth it”.

The next event The Color Run is hosting will be on October 11th in Mobile, Alabama. Sadly, they won’t be coming back around here until sometime next year. You can find more of their event dates at www.thecolorrun.com.