CLEVELAND — Hundreds of runners and walkers took part in Cleveland’s Color Run early Sunday.
Its all part of the All-Star festivities happening around town.
Runners started dressed in white at Bicentennial Park and made their way down a race route entirely new to Cleveland, getting doused in colored powder at color points every kilometer.
The race is a part of All-Star Week and it’s the sixth summer in a row that the color run and the MLB have teamed up.
The course took runners past Play Ball Park and ended just feet away at Public Square.
There, runners ran across the foam-filled finish line and gathered for one last blast of color at the Finish Festival.
“All Star Week is amazing. The City of Cleveland has really stepped it up, honestly, we’ve been a part of this for a long time so Cleveland is amazing to work with. But the other piece of that is we wanted something that was affordable and accessible for everybody so that they could all be a part of All-Star Week so there’s a lot of fun baseball features, the baseball partners are all a part of this, but its something that everybody can participate in,” Mandy Hewlett, Project Manager of The Color Run, said.
The Color Run partenered with the American Childhood Cancer Organization, so some of the proceeds from the race go towards helping those in need.