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Color Mob 5K Miami at Oleta River State Park

Color Mob 5K MiamiSaturday, July 27, 11am-6pm – Oleta River State Park, 3400 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach

The Color Mob 5K hits Miami on Saturday, July 27, 2013 and will transform a horde of runners and walkers into a living work of abstract art. Colored cornstarch will be hurled at entrants as they make their way through the course in this fun run, and there will be live music and a beer garden to greet 5K participants when they cross the finish line as newly minted color abstractions that would make Jackson Pollock proud.

In the Color Mob 5K, it’s suggested participants wear white to fully maximize the effect of passing through these vivid Technicolor clouds. Costumes are always welcomed too. The colored corn starch used to “paint” the 5K-ers may take more than one wash to get out of clothing, though, so it goes without saying that no one should show up wearing their Sunday best. Color Mob 5K is open to all ages, with children under age 2 getting in for free. Registration for this colorful event opens at 11am, with racers leaving the start in waves every 5 minutes between 12 and 2pm at Oleta River State Park. A full afternoon at the park followed by live music, a beer garden, and food makes for a fun and unique experience for families, groups, couples and individuals.

While strollers are certainly welcomed, pets will have to stay at home, no matter how adorable they would look covered in bright powder. And for the more serious racers, there’s no reason to bring your custom timing chips because the point of this 5K isn’t to set any personal bests (and it will not be timed); the point is to get blasted with clouds of color and come out the other side of the course looking like the exterior of a hippy bus. Admission is $50 per person. Registration is non-refundable but is transferable.


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