Local

Color Run participants celebrate with the cry of hue

Participants get sprayed by volunteers Mayu Takahashi and Jeff Bermudes, both from Bellingham, as they run through colored powders during the debut running of The Color Run 5K through Bellingham, Wash., on Sunday morning Aug. 16, 2015. The Color Run representative Kaitlin Syndergaard said over 5200 runners were registered for what is known as the Happiest 5K. She added that The Color Run partnered with the Whatcom Family YMCA to help raise funds for the organization.
Participants get sprayed by volunteers Mayu Takahashi and Jeff Bermudes, both from Bellingham, as they run through colored powders during the debut running of The Color Run 5K through Bellingham, Wash., on Sunday morning Aug. 16, 2015. The Color Run representative Kaitlin Syndergaard said over 5200 runners were registered for what is known as the Happiest 5K. She added that The Color Run partnered with the Whatcom Family YMCA to help raise funds for the organization. For The Bellingham Herald

Some 5,200 people ran through a rainbow of colored powder during Bellingham’s first Color Run 5K from the Bellingham Public Library through the Lettered Streets area and back on a sunny Sunday morning, Aug. 16.

The Color Run is a for-profit corporation that assists local organizations with fundraising by staging “the Happiest 5K” runs in which participants are sprayed with colored powder. Some $3 million has been raised for various charities since 2012.

Funds were raised for the Whatcom Family YMCA during the Bellingham event.

Related stories from Bellingham Herald

  Comments