Thousands of runners, young and old, participated in the Color Me Rad 5K at Mylan Park Saturday, September 7.
"Color Me Rad" is a 5K like no other. Racers start the race wearing clean white outfits. Once they cross the finish line, they end up looking like they just finished running through a rainbow.
Color Me Rad races happen all over the United States every year and usually benefit a local charity. A portion of the proceeds from the Morgantown event were donated to the Rosenbaum House, which is a part of WVU Hospitals.
The race warns runners at registration, "If you're allergic to the metric system, corn starch, or unbridled joy, you'd probably be more comfortable watching Matlock than at the starting blocks of this color-filled 5K."
Color Bombs began flying at 9 a.m. on Saturday and continued every five minutes until the end of the event.
Race officials did need to delay some of the race because of the traffic heading to Mylan Park.
Cars were backed up onto Interstate 79 north and down on Chaplin Hill Road going to and from Mylan Park.
All runners who signed up, and were able to make it, were given the opportunity to run.