National Color Mob will be coming to Miami this month

July 15, 2013 by  

The Color Mob is a 5K marathon race that takes place in several cities each year. For 2013, Miami will be one of seven U.S. cities participating.

The event is based on the Holi Festival in which Hindus celebrate the coming of spring by throwing scented, colored powder and perfume at each other. In the Color Mob, spectators and runners will be throwing colored corn starch at each other all along the race route. The race is open to those of all ages, and there will be musical entertainment, food, and beer on offer as well. All those who register in advance will receive a T-shirt. Guests are encouraged to wear white clothes that they don’t mind becoming stained.

The Color Mob is currently looking for volunteers to ensure the smooth operation of the event. The race will very likely attracts runners from all over the area, including nearby North Miami Beach . Organizers are probably working with printing companies to prepare marketing materials to be distributed throughout the community.

The run will take place at Oleta River State Park on July 27 from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. Entry fees are $50 or free for those aged seven and under. Race packages must be picked up at the East Fort Lauderdale Sports Authority on July 25 or the Aventura Sports Authority on July 26. More information about the event, and how to volunteer, can be found on the official Color Mob website.