Posted: Oct 27, 2012 8:42 PM by Q2 News
Updated: Oct 27, 2012 10:49 PM
BILLINGS- A fun way to get fit that is currently storming the nation met a good turnout in Billings on Saturday despite there being... an actual storm.
But then again, who would turn down a 5K when paint is being dumped on you the entire way?
About 2,500 raced during the first ever Color Me Rad 5K Run in Billings at MetraPark.
Throughout the course, participants ran through explosions of blue, green, pink, purple and yellow paints.
The unique race hit the road back in February, and by the end of this year they will have held races in 35 cities nationwide.
"It's all for fun," said Color Me Rad Co- Founder Scott Crandal. "Probably 50% of the people out here have never run a 5K before. It's really about a run or breaking any records; it's not timed. It's just totally for fun. We have people out here that brought their kids, are pushing them in strollers, it's just really a fun family event."
Color Me Rad teams up with a local non-profit in every community they visit.
For Saturday's Billings run, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Billings Family YMCA.
Our own Angela Douglas and Callie Eike participated in the run today.
If you want to see how their experience went, tune in tomorrow night to Q2 for the next "Angela's Adventures."