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Color Me Rad 5K 

When: Sat., March 23, 9 a.m. 2013
Price: $45
www.colormerad.com/races/charleston.html
Get in on the paint party phenomenon without having to break out the glowsticks and dance to dubstep. Color Me Rad is your typical 5K race — except runners will be hit with bursts of color every few minutes as they progress towards the finish line. And the magical colors aren’t some kind of toxic day-glo chemical. They’re made of completely safe corn starch. Since getting colorbombed could interrupt your stride, the term “race” is used loosely here, and you can take your time running, walking, or jogging at your own pace. As for the good cause part, a portion of the proceeds will benefit MUSC’s nonprofit program Happy Wheels, which brings books and activities to hospitalized children each week. Use the promo code HW CHAS when you register, and 20 percent of your registration fee will go directly to Happy Wheels, with no additional charge to you. After working with Color Me Rad for a Columbia race, Happy Wheels president Tracey Rankin says these events have earned them the biggest donation the organization has ever received — the Columbia race earned $23,000. “It’s a huge, fun party that benefits a great non-profit that I fully believe in,” says Rankin.
— Brooks Brunson

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