The Color Fun Fest 5K race is an epic day and night event on April 19 at the Myers Park and Event Center, in McKinney, that combines a 5K fun run with the energy of electronic dance music while showering the crowd with thousands of pounds of vibrant colored powder, which is made of food-grade corn starch, so it is safe and natural.
With 10,000 pounds of powder on-hand, race officials are certain that all runners will become a unique and beautiful spectrum of color. The event is family-friendly and features a post-run celebration of life with DJ entertainment and powerful black lights to make the UV reactive powder glow.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit a new startup charity called Flight for Cystic Fibrosis. Founder Vincent Palacio is a skydiving instructor with cystic fibrosis. This organization gives children with the disease a chance to feel alive by experiencing the incredible feeling of skydiving through wind tunnels and jumps. The mission of this program is to show these kids how to overcome fears and feel hope, bonding families and encouraging healthy living, which is vitally necessary for a person with cystic fibrosis.
Color Fun Fest 5K is an all ages, set-your-own-pace event, and everybody is welcome. Costumes are encouraged and kids 12 and under run free. Spectators are welcome at no charge.
Location: 7117 County Rd. 166, McKinney. For more information, visit ColorFunFest5K.com.