This is what the "original" color run looks like.   My fabulous globe trotting daughter Dacotah and a couple of airline friends traveled to India three years ago (she's impulsive like that!) to take part in a the Holi Festival color run that is hundreds of years old. Such runs have become popular all over the world and your next local opportunity to get doused with colored powder, the Dye Hard 5k, is coming up Saturday July 14th.

Details are available at http://www.dyehard5k.com/​ and on the Color Run Facebook page at Dye Hard 5k Color Run  As my daughter says, there is something "magical about the fun, joy and connection that comes when all people end up wearing shared colors in pursuit of a mutual goal."

You don't have to be a hardcore runner to get the most out of this grand colorful experience  --  plus you'll get some amazing photos!