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A Colorful 5K Run In Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- Thousands of people lined up at the starting line for the Tri-Cities Run Or Dye 5K on Saturday.

Volunteers were at the Benton Franklin County Fairgrounds just after 6 a.m. learning how to toss colors from the pros. The starting line was crowded around 8 a.m. as the line grew, holding back an estimated 6,000 people. As runners passed through color stations they were covered with powdered dye. Organizers of the event say the run is fun, but it's also an experience that bonds complete strangers.

"You come out and you're all different people but when you come out and you throw dye, you're all one and you're just enjoying life and that's the kind of thing we like to bring to run or dye," said Drew Dunn, on of the organizers.

After all the running, participants gathered at the finish line and threw all of the remaining dye in the air creating a thick colorful cloud of powder. Many of the proceeds from the run go to support Catholic Family and Child Services.