The Color Run Ypsilanti video: A story in pink, blue, orange and yellow
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More than 15,000 people participated in The Color Run in Ypsilanti on Saturday.
The morning dawned brisk, with a long line of traffic to get even remotely close to the starting line. Upon arrival, people huddled together for warmth in suspense for what the next five kilometers would have in store for them.
The typical electronic and popular hip hop songs wear thumping. Kids and adults, bicyclists and strollers, people with neon green hair and others with ordinary black, blond and brunette styles were all set to start.
The countdown finished and the participants were off at a leisurely pace down North River Street. Off in the distance, the runners approached the first "color station" where a cloud of powder rose into the air. It was pink. There was a barrage of sprays, pours, throws, and dumps of colored powder.
The fun wasn't over. Three color stations and a trek down Michigan Avenue later, the runners crossed the finish line and entered Riverside Park for refreshments, merchandise, and a bright, loud concert.