Runners flocked to Spokane County Raceway Saturday, June 15 to run five kilometers, but more importantly, to get doused colored cornstarch along the way. The racers gathered for an after party to throw more color in the air and at each other and bounce to pounding dance music.
Covered in dust herself, Megan Gasper tosses colored corn starch on runners as they pass her “color bomb” station during the Color Me Rad Run Saturday. “I look like an Oompa Loompa,” she said between handfuls of color.
Volunteer “color bomber” Damien Rawson, right, 17, tosses colored corn starch on runners as they pass his station.
Runners dance to pounding dance music and wait for more colored corn starch to be showered on them at the after-party.
Left to right, Melissa Vincent, Drisana Sprat and Desiree Lesperance of Spokane display color dusted faces after the Color Me Rad Run at Spokane County Raceway.
Matt Ward, center, one of the race organizers, douses the crowd with purple from a fire extinguisher charged with colored corn starch while pounding dance music plays over the sound system at the after-party at the Color Me Rad Run.
Runners roll in colored cornstarch on the ground during the Color Me Rad Run.