By Megan Bratton

Senior Amanda McCue ran in KU’s first color run on Saturday, Nov. 2. The color run was a 5k course where student volunteers threw paint on the runners. Each runner began the race in white clothing and finished in various colors.

About 150 participants ran on Saturday. This was McCue’s first color run. She researched it on the Color Run Website to learn more about this unique experience.

“It is a paint pigment, so it is dry, not wet,” said McCue. The powder is similar to colored baking soda and cannot cause any harm to runners.

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After contestants completed the race, there was a raffle. McCue said that KU’s color run was a fun experience and she plans to sign up for future runs at the university. Her favorite part was getting paint thrown at her.

Running a 5k can be challenging, but with people throwing colors at you, it keeps the running interesting. McCue said that KU’s course was a challenge for her and her friends. “It was difficult because there were so many hills.” In next year’s race, she hopes more people sign up and would like to see the running course expanded.

“The race was fun and simple,” McCue said. “I showed up, signed in, got my T-shirt and ran the race!”


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