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Color Me Rad 5k coming to Johnson City

By Emily Carrier, News Intern, ecarrier@wcyb.com
Published On: Jul 12 2013 02:54:18 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 12 2013 10:01:04 PM CDT
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

A one-of-a-kind road race is coming to our region.

Color Me Rad announced today that they will hold a 5k in Johnson City this September. ETSU students demonstrated for News 5 how runners will be "color bombed" with colored cornstarch throughout the untimed race.

We learned a portion of the proceeds will go to the Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House Charity. Whitney Sangid with the Ronald McDonald House in Johnson City said, "It helps the children and families that are in this area. It's basically this community helping the kids from the community; to help them to get better while they're in the hospital."

The race will be at the Appalachian Fairgrounds on September 14 at 9 a.m. Registration is $35 until July 19. Sign-ups are available until September 11.

Runners can sign up at www.colormerad.com. For a 5 percent discount and to give back to the charity, use promo code "SARMH."

Volunteers 16 and older can sign up by email at colormeradjc@rmhsa.org.