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RECREATION | Color Vibe 5K


This weekend brings a great, get-active event not only for running enthusiasts, but also for anyone playful enough to become part of a human rainbow. The Color Vibe 5K run, held throughout the nation and resembling the joyful Indian holiday Holi, is a unique race in which the participants are turned into human canvases as runners are painted with colors throughout their journey.

The YMCA of Greater Rochester will present the 2nd Annual Rochester Color Vibe 5K event on Saturday, April 20, at Monroe Community College (1000 E. Henrietta Road, entrance B). The first wave of the race begins at 9 a.m., with waves of runners following incrementally. If you're not into getting covered in colors while running through the city, consider signing up to assist with spraying color on participants throughout the race.

Registration is $45 or $50 on the day of the event. Ages 7 and under can participate for free, but all participants under age 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Obviously, participants should wear clothing they don't mind getting messy. For more information and to sign up or volunteer, visit