Flushing will be filled with color during a dreamy paint race happening this fall.
The Color Run will take place at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, on Sept. 15. Attendees will have the opportunity to run through the ballpark in a whimsical race “that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.”
The unique 5K event, which will kick off at 9 a.m., is themed the “Hero Tour” for its fifth time around at the venue. Registered runners will receive a participant kit, which contains a unicorn hero medal, lightning bolt T-shit and, of course, the paint, made of corn starch, baking soda and dyes.
Each kilometer of the un-timed race, “Color Runners” are doused head to toe in a different color paint. The race concludes with a “Finish Festival,” where runners celebrate with music, dancing and a final dose of color.
The event raises funds for Back on My Feet, a nonprofit that uses a running-based model to create self-esteem and self-sufficiency among individuals who are working their way out of homelessness.
Tickets range from $15-$60. Interested participants can register here.
Since its beginning in 2012, the Color Run has had more first time 5K runners that any other event in history, according to founder Travis Snyder.
“Seeing how happy The Color Run has made all different kinds of people has been very rewarding,” Snyder said. “It really is an event for all fitness levels, ages and backgrounds. Our tag line is ‘the Happiest 5K on the Planet’ for a reason. That line was created after seeing how happy it made people.”
Citi Field is located at 123-01 Roosevelt Ave. For more details, visit the event website.