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Color Run: A colorful day in Seattle

Color cloud rises in front of the Space Needle.
Evan Hoover
Color cloud rises in front of the Space Needle.
"I was so distracted by all the happy people and color," says runner Sofia Jaramillo. "It didn't even feel like a run just an all around good time."

Thousands of excited runners and walkers gathered as a plain white canvas at the Seattle Center Sunday morning awaiting to enter a sea of color.

The first wave of 1,000 participants took off at approximately 8:30am followed by five more waves every five minutes for Seattle’s first Color Run.

Starting on Mercer St. racers made their way to four different “color zones” where they were met with handfuls of blue, yellow, green and orange dust. After crossing the finish line five kilometers later color runners gathered below Fisher Plaza to throw their color packets in the air making a spectacular sight.

Mother’s Day marked The Color Run’s first appearance in Seattle. The race sold out all 5,000 tickets within the first two hours of going on sale. Another 1,000 tickets were sold within 40 minutes making Seattle the quickest city to sell out according to Race Director Sean Grey.

Proceeds went to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington and Alaska. 



Junior Communication major at Pacific Lutheran University.