There are only two rules when participating in the Roanoke-Salem leg of The Color Run: 1. wear white when you start and 2. finish covered in color.
The self-proclaimed “Happiest 5k on the Planet” is scheduled for Saturday, April 5th at the Salem Civic Center. Upon completion, racers are treated to a Finish Festival complete with dance music and even more color throws.
You don’t have to be an athlete to participate in The Color Run. The event was created to promote health and happiness and those of all physical fitness levels are encouraged to participate.
With increasing popularity, the event could sell out at any time. Those interested in forming a team or racing solo should sign up at https://thecolorrun.com/roanoke-salem/2014-04-05/ to reserve their spot.
The event has partnered with the Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center (BRAAC) to help bring awareness to the organization.