The Color Run announces new glitter filled tour


By Saige Heyer/Iowa State Daily

Tom Hill gave the participants a lively pep talk.

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The unique 5K paint event that has splashed color all around the world just added yet another twist to race running.

The Color Run has just announced their newest tour for 2015, “The Shine Tour,” brightening fitness with some glitter.

“The paint thing was so big and fun and different,” said Paige Marcia Carlson, junior in apparel, merchandising and design and public relations. “The glitter might attract a younger age range but I don’t think you can totally go away from the color.”

Throughout the race, each paint color is divided with distance, so the goal is to obtain as much color as possible while wearing white clothing.

“I don’t know if it would be quite the same experience because the whole point is to cover your white shirt in paint,” said Elin Tegels, senior in apparel, merchandising and design.

The Color Run website does still show color being used within the race along with the newly added glitter in their sneak peak video.

Shine Tour participants will get a kit including a custom race tee, gold finishers medal, tricolor headband, special edition glitter pack, classic color pack, new gold tattoos and more!

“Make sure I get some good shampoo to get glitter out of my hair,” Carlson said.

Since 2012, over four million participants have crossed the event’s finish line.  This year, more runners will come together to celebrate happiness, health, and individuality. 

VIP sign-up is available online at VIP tickets will go on sale Feb. 1 and regular tickets are available online Feb. 5. The Shine Tour is planned to visit Des Moines July 11.