Have you heard of the Color Run? It's a crazy-sounding 5k "run" where all the participants wear white and are blasted with color at various stops during the route, so at the end of the run everyone looks like a giant rainbow. It's more about fun than speed, so even non-runners can enjoy the experience.

The Color Run took place in Kansas City last spring, and it seems like all of our Facebook and Twitter friends were there.

Well, now it's coming to Lawrence! Mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. and get ready for the "happiest 5k on the planet," as they say. The run takes place in downtown and east Lawrence.

And, we've got a team you can join. If you sign up before Sept. 15, it's $40, and if you join our team you'll save five bucks! After that date the price goes up.

Here's how to register:

  • Go to http://thecolorrun.com/lawrence/
  • Choose "Team Registration" if you want to join our team
  • Sign in or create an account 
  • Under the "Team Information" section, choose "join a team," and in the search box search for "Sandbar Shark Attack."
  • Finish the rest of your registration

The Color Run is also supporting the Assists Foundation, and you can choose to make a personal donation if you wish.

That's it! What are you waiting for?

We'll have more details soon, but we're tentatively planning on having pre- and post-race gatherings at the bar, and we're also planning to print special white Sandbar T-shirts just for the Color Run! We'll let you know when they're available for purchase.

We hope you'll join us for this fun event!