POSTED: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 10:49am
UPDATED: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 5:08pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — Tyler runners are gearing up for a color party of epic proportion, as they participate in Color Up 5K.
Over 3000 runners participated in the sold-out event last June and even more runners are expected this year.
At Color Up 5K, Tyler on Saturday, March 15th runners and walkers wearing pristine white will be bombarded with a rainbow of color throughout the 5K course that starts at the Tyler Rose Garden and winds through area streets, finishing near Harvey Hall. The color is officially FDA approved colored cornstarch, and unofficially magical pixie dust.
Participants of all ages are welcome to run or walk. Children in strollers get in free. Registration for the race is available at colorup5k.com and is currently underway.
More Color Party and Less Run, this colorful race is a celebration of color, music, and good times with multiple color stations located throughout the 5K course. After completing the 3.1-mile race, the Color Party really heats up as people simultaneously toss bags of color in the air the post-race Color Party!
“Color Up 5K is more about the fun and less about the run,” said Color Up’s Terri Ross. “Our mission is to inspire families and individuals to live healthy and active lifestyles. Tyler is an incredible city and we have a fantastic 5K route with a start line inside Tyler’s beautiful Rose Garden. We also have an incredible partnership with our signature charity, The Children’s Park of Tyler, and we look forward to a great event!”
For more information or to register for the run, visit www.colorup5k.com/tyler 
The race is expected to sell out in the next few days.