A new sports event will be coming to Erie. It's called "The Color Run." It's a different kind of race that's expected to bring thousands of people to the downtown area this summer.
These races are held all over the world, and people who enter do not care how long it takes for them to finish. The race isn't even timed. Everyone is in it just to have fun.
Runners start out wearing all white. and when they are done, they'll look much, much different. Along the 5K course, the runners are doused with different colors of powder. By the time they are finished, they will look like a human rainbow. After the run, everyone gathers for a big party.
The Color Run in Erie, will be held Saturday, August 9, just days before Celebrate Erie. The Color Run is being brought to the city by the Erie Sports Commission. Ron Sertz, the Commission's Executive Director, says the event will bring many visitors to downtown Erie.
"In the United States, it's one of the most popular participation events. We think we could have 10,000 people that participate in Erie. So, it's very exciting to be able to get an event like this in Erie and use it as the kickoff to Celebrate Erie," Sertz said.
The Color Run will start in front of the Erie County Court House and will end at Perry Square. That's where the big finish line festival will be held. Registration begins on Tuesday. If you register before March 1, it's $25. After March 1, it's $40. If you run in a team of four or more, it's $35.
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