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The Color Run is Coming to Happy Valley

Color Run enthusiasts, rejoice! Homecoming is bringing the “happiest 5k on the planet” for their annual Night 5k.

Beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, runners will be able to take part in The Color Run, which describes itself as a “unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community.”

In recent years, the Color Run and other copycat races like it have become wildly popular in cities across the country. Throughout the 5k, runners, who are encouraged to dress in as much white as possible, are blasted with brightly-colored powder at different points along the route. It’s like a healthy Dayglow, which coincidentally is happening earlier that same week.

The course will begin and end on Porter Road, with runners navigating the University Park campus along Curtin and Pollock Road through the route commonly used by on-campus 5ks. For more information on the route, visit The Color Run’s website.

Registration for the race, which benefits Penn State Homecoming, will open to VIPs on August 14 and to the general public on Friday, August 16. Registration costs are currently to be determined, according to The Color Run’s website. We’ll update this post when further registration details are received.

For  more information on The Color Run, visit their website.

Update 8/15/2013: Registration is now open! Individuals may now register for $40 a person or $35 if part of a team of four or more.

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