The City of Palm Coast’s Town Center Park will host the Color Vibe 5K – the first-ever “colorful” walk-run in Palm Coast. The Palm Coast Color Vibe 5K will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave.
“Color Vibe fun runs are very popular, and we’ve been hoping to attract a color run for some time,” said Luanne Santangelo, Palm Coast Director of Parks & Recreation. “The Color Vibe 5K is expected to bring in hundreds of runners from North-Central Florida, and that will be a great economic boost to Palm Coast as these visitors enjoy our restaurants, stores, hotels and gas stations.”
Organizers of the unique event said that throughout the course, participants will run, walk or dance their way through color stations where vibrant colors tie-dye white outfits and costumes. When it’s over, everyone is invited to stay for a large, colorful dance party hosted by a professional sound crew and DJ.
“The Color Vibe 5K is full of inspirational stories of runners and non-runners alike coming together to share a life experience, accomplish fitness goals, and become rainbow junkies,” said Color Vibe Race Director Nate Sorensen.
The Palm Coast Color Vibe 5K is open to participants of all ages. The cornstarch-based colored powder used to “tie-dye” participants is safe and biodegradable and washes out easily from skin and hair. The fun run will not be timed, giving participants the opportunity to complete the course at their own pace.
“We welcome the Color Vibe and look forward to being a new canvas for them!” Santangelo said.
When the Color Vibe comes to town, it always selects a local charity to receive a portion of the proceeds. The Palm Coast Color Vibe 5K local charity is the Family Life Center, which operates the only certified domestic violence shelter in Flagler County. The center provides emergency temporary housing, crisis intervention and counseling for women and children at its 32-bed certified domestic violence shelter.
For more information or to register for the Palm Coast Color Vibe 5K, visit www.thecolorvibe.com/palmcoast.php.