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Color Blast fun run in South Lake Tahoe

Posted in Hiking+Running | September 12, 2013 | By Tahoe South

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Tahoe Youth & Family Services has a plan to spur fundraising efforts with an explosion of color. The organization will hold Tahoe’s first Color Blast Fun Run Sept. 14 at Lake Tahoe Community College.

The event centers around a 5-kilometer run. But instead of handing out water bottles and energy bars, organizers and spectators pelt the runners with fistfuls of colorful powder. Runners will be splashed with a different color powder each kilometer.

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Runners of all ages and abilities are welcome. The run is not timed and winners will not be rewarded, though they may get splashed with extra color.



I have participated in one of these colorful runs and what a fun experience! It was awesome to form a team with all my friends and run for a good cause. This was definitely not your ordinary 5K. For one it is not timed, so there is no pressure to actually "run". It is very family friendly, with many young ones participating. 

At the end of the race we all got together and took the most colorful pictures. As we keep looking at those pictures, we are reminded how much fun it was and how we want to do it again and again!!!

Debbie Posnien, Gardnerville, NV


The color powder is created from cornstarch. It is 100 percent safe, edible and biodegradable, according to the event website. Sensitive participants are encouraged to wear goggles as the powder may enter the eyes.

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Parking will be limited. Participants are encouraged to arrive by bicycle. A free bike valet will be available.

The event is expected to sell out.

Tahoe Youth & Family Services is a non-profit organization that has been serving youth and families in the South Lake Tahoe community since 1971 and Douglas County, Nevada since 2005. Their mission is to promote the healthy development of children, youth,and families in our community by providing counseling, education and support services. To find out more information or to register, volunteer or sponsor, visit


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