If you believe the combination of rainbow colors, foam clouds and unicorns only exist in the dream world, well…you’re wrong.
The Color Run brings dreamy wonders to reality with its magical 5k course on Saturday, Aug. 26, at Albertsons corporate headquarters, 250 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise.
The start-line window opens at 9 a.m. with waves going every few minutes until 9:30 a.m.
It doesn’t matter if you are a first-time runner or a seasoned athlete, the un-timed event is designed for everyone.
Take the course at your own speed, but prepare to embrace the rainbow as participants, or “Color Runners,” are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. (Purple has been added this year!)
In addition to the new color zone, the 6th annual event’s theme, “The Color Run Dream Tour,” brings other whimsical elements to the race.
For instance, along the course, paint your aspirations on the Dream Wall, frolic in the Foam Zone and snap photos with giant unicorns.
The fun continues with a Finish Festival equipped with music, dancing and massive color throws.
The paint race benefits the Jayden DeLuca Foundation, which helps children and families fight cardiac diseases by offering support and encouragement to all those affected by pediatric heart conditions.
Registration is $44.99 per person online or at the race. It includes a limited-edition Dream Tour race shirt, headband, a temporary tattoo and the all-new Unicorn Finisher’s Medal.
Go to thecolorrun.com/boise.
The Color Run has raised donations for more than 80 local and national charities since 2012. To date, The Color Run has donated more than $5 million to charity.
Boise Urban Garden School’s annual Harvest Dinner
Celebrate Boise Urban Garden School’s harvest and flourishing bounty from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at BUGS, 2995 N. Five Mile Road, Boise.
Enjoy a beer from Payette Brewing Co., Split Rail wine or a signature cocktail upon arrival.
There will be a silent auction from 6 to 8 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m.
Help support the programs at the Boise Urban Garden School, a specialized, inquiry-based education organization that utilizes an organic garden as the foundation for experiential-based learning opportunities.
Tickets are $65 per person or $450 for a table of eight. Call 208-376-3006 or go to boiseurbangardenschool.org/donate-now/harvest-dinner.
Michelle Jenkins: 208-377-6451