FARMINGTON — A colorful 5K race is heading to Farmington's McGee Park on March 29.
Throughout the Run or Dye race, runners are showered in eco-friendly, plant-based powdered dye at every kilometer. As runners cross the finish line, they must wind through a color storm.
Run or Dye hosts the colorful races in cities throughout the country, and, in each community, the organization works with nonprofits in the area.
In Farmington, the organization partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Juan County, which pairs children with volunteer mentors.
As a charity partner, the organization must have 25 volunteers the day before the race and 100 on race day. Run or Dye then donates $50 per volunteer to the local organization.
Danielle Todacheene, a development specialist for Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Juan County, said this race is the first of its kind for the Four Corners.
"We are always trying to support staying active and encourage our youth to stay active," Todacheene said. "Run or Dye is about getting out there and being healthy for and with our kids."
Kehli Phelps, of Aztec, said she has always thought runs like the Run or Dye looked fun. And she said she was excited to participate in something locally. She is running the race with a group of friends for her 40th birthday.
"Being able to run the race with friends and family is going to be the most fun," Phelps said.