Color Vibe 5K returning to Lake Charles Feb. 20

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The Color Vibe 5K is returning to Lake Charles on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. The event will be held at the Arcade Amphitheatre at the Lake Charles Civic Center (1000 Bord du Lac Dr.) and the run will begin at 8 a.m.

The Color Vibe is a unique 5k fun run series that is gaining popularity throughout the world. Throughout the course, participants 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 stick around for a large colorful dance party hosted by a professional sound crew and DJ. As their website states, “You are the canvas, and when you’re finished with this 5k run you’ll be an exciting and vivid masterpiece.

“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. We do not time our 5k fun runs so every participant can take their time getting colored,” said Lindsay Struthers, event coordinator.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Lake Charles. Children 12 and under can participate for free.

To make this event unique, the Color Vibe uses a cornstarch-based colored powder to tie-dye participants. The colored powder is made in the USA and made from food grade quality cornstarch using an advanced manufacturing process that has been custom developed for the Color Vibe Race Series. It’s non-toxic, 100% safe, and biodegradable. It also washes out easily from skin and hair.

For more information or to sign for the Color Vibe 5K, visit or email  

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