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PHOTOS: Thousands celebrate Brooklyn color run

July 8, 2014 By Rob Abruzzese Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Getting excited for the race to start. So many clean t-shirts about to be ruined. Photos by Rob Abruzzese.

Welcome to the world’s happiest 5K.

More than 10,000 people were doused in color at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn last Saturday and Sunday as part of “The Happiest 5K On The Planet.”

The for-profit run/walk where runners are given white t-shirts and a colorful headband before sending them off to pass through four different stations where they are dusted with blue, purple, green and yellow dyed cornmeal that covers their clothes and, especially, their skin.

After the run is over, participants take part in a huge dance party with DJs pumping EDM songs to keep everyone having fun while they continued to douse each other with color packets that are dispersed throughout the crowd.

“Last year my friends tried to get me to go and I felt like I missed out because I thought it was going to be a serious run,” said Sarah Vaughn, who came in from Long Island for the run. “It’s not like that at all. It’s just a lot of fun. We had a great time and met some cool people. I’m already looking forward to next year.”

See brooklynarchive.com for additional photos. 

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