BANGOR – Runners took advantage of the sunny skies Saturday. Embracing spring and all of the beautiful colors that come with it.
Although, this color, came in the form of plenty of corn starch.
Walkers, runners, and everyone in between gathered at “Color Bangor,” on a three mile run throughout downtown.
Participant Andrew Seile said “It’s not really about racing, but about having fun and stuff.”
During the course of the run, runners pass through different checkpoints where they are bombed, sprayed, and doused with different colored corn starch.
American Folk Festival volunteer Denise Libby said ‘When they end, they’re nice and colorful with yellow, blue, green, colors like that.”
Bangor’s Color Run is one of many which have been popping up all over the United States. For many runners, it isn’t about finishing first, but having fun, and turning white tee shirts into a display of tie dye.
Participant Lukas Norment stated ‘We didn’t personally try that hard, we just kind of enjoyed the run and talked.”
Runners also danced, and took photos down by the waterfront.
Libby said “We have Zumba, color throws, and color pelts and all of that. Its a lot of fun for the registration.”
All proceeds from the run go to the American Folk Festival in Bangor, which takes place this summer on August 25th, 26th, and 27th.