PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Color Run leaves its mark on Carson Park - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Color Run leaves its mark on Carson Park

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - The "Happiest 5K on the Planet" left its mark on Carson Park Sunday.

The Color Run brought around 6,000 people out for a chilly morning race. Kari Dawson, the race director, said the Color Run is a way to bring communities together and celebrate wellness and happiness. Throughout the course, color dyed cornstarch was sprayed on runners in a rainbow of colors, like pink, purple and, in honor of UW-Eau Claire, blue and gold.

Dawson said, “We want to create a happy and supportive environment where people can come here and they can run and they can walk and no one's going to judge you. We want you to be crazy and happy.”

“Everyone has a lot of stress and stuff going on in their lives and but when they come here, we want you to leave it all at home, and we'll take care of you and we'll make sure you'll have a party, and we'll live up to the happiest 5-k on the planet,” Dawson said.

Dawson said the Color Run plans to make a “…substantial charitable donation…” to the YMCA in Eau Claire.

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