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10,000 run for charity in Nashville

Oct. 22, 2012 at 2:04 PM   |   Comments

NASHVILLE, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Organizers of Nashville's first 5K Color Run said about 10,000 people showed up to run and be blasted with colored corn starch.

Angie King, customer service manager with Color Run, said Sunday's event, which raised funds for Amputee Blade Runners, which helps amputees afford prosthetics for running, said about 10,000 people ran in the race and were sprayed with colored corn starch at color stations placed at each kilometer marker, The (Nashville) Tennessean reported Monday.

"The response was so good here that we know we want to come back," King said.

She said previous Color Runs have been held across the country and simultaneous events took place Sunday in Washington and Miami.

"The Color Run just makes people really happy. It makes the serious runner realize why we run, and for the non-serious runners, for some it's their first experience exercising and they realize how much fun it is to be active," King said.

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