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Dash or Dye 5K Color Run

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Five K outdoor races for various causes are often popular in the spring and summer time.

The Dash or Dye event paints a new picture--of how you can donate and help others.

Stephanie Scheurer takes us on a run that challenges you to think outside the box, and color outside the lines.

When you wear all white--you normally don't want to get a stain...

In this scenario-- an explosion of color-- is the end goal.

"We put a team of like five people together and we just said what can we do that will attract people in the community. And we had actually not heard about any other color runs in this area when we planned ours," says Josh Skjoldal, Evangel Church, Young Adult Pastor.

So what is a color run and why does everyone resemble a crayon box exploding?

This 5K color run is a beginning runner's dream.

It's not timed and all ages are welcome.

Over 850 participants walk, jog, and run through stop and go color stations and get blasted with colored powder from every direction.

Organizers want to make sure nobody leaves spotless.

"They usually were yelling right away you're too clean and so they'd really douse you a little bit more," says Sarah Young.

Standup: "As color runners had the satisfaction of sprinting through the finish line and being splashed with color, they also had the satisfaction of knowing that they did this for a good cause."

"It was a fun thing that our dance team decided to kind of do together and to help raise money for missions," says Let's Dance Studio.

"A friend of mine is going to Chile and she's doing the fundraising for it," says Jess Roll.

This Dash or Dye color run is to raise money for the young adult group taking a missions trip this summer to Casablanca Chile.

But you only had to go a few miles to see the bright smiles and laughter at the finish line...

Making this one of the happiest-looking 5K's on the planet.

In Bismarck, Stephanie Scheurer, KX news.

Organizers say the powdered colors are made of corn syrup... are safe to eat--and should be pretty easy to wash off.

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