Sat, 15 Jun 2013 01:05:42 GMT — With more than 8,000 participants of all ages already registered and more expected to sign up, the Amarillo Color Run is underway. Thousands of people picked up their registration packets for the Amarillo Color Run today at the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health. Laura W. Bush Institute representative, Angela Knapp says the color run came to Amarillo at the request of the Laura W. Bush Institute because they wanted to be the beneficiary for the happiest 5K on the planet. She says, ??It just seemed like the perfect fit for a healthy 5K to come into Amarillo and to just bring all these people out from Amarillo.?? The event will kick off Saturday morning at eight with contestants dressed in all white and ending doused in color. The happiest 5K on the planet is not timed and is open to anyone. Color Run Representative, Karen Krieghauser says it is not too late to sign up. You can register the day of the run. She says, ??It's not focused on speed, so anyone can come out. If you wanna walk or crawl you can certainly do that. It's not a timed race so it's open to anybody.?? The Color Run committee encourages everybody to come out and participate. A flash mob, zumba, and Cheer Texas will be a few of the pre-run festivities Saturday morning, so be sure to arrive early. Color Run gear is also available for purchase. Participant and Team Brainiacs member, from the Department of Psychiatry at Texas Tech, Sue Jenkins says she cannot wait till Saturday. She says, ??We're just out to have fun and have a good time. I know a lot of people that have done it at other places and my son has actually been involved at the Color Festival in Utah. We're just here to have the experience.?? Volunteers agreed that the run is so fun because everyone is so happy and just having a good time. The money raised will go towards the Laura W. Bush Institute and will help with their research studies. You can join the ProNews 7 team as we participate in a color crazy day to celebrate health, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community.
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