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Gnarly Neon 5K — The Color Run Series

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Gnarly Neon 5K — The Color Run Series
1200 Tioga Drive
ModestoCA 95354

Ages: 5 and up

Cost: $25-$35 depending on race entered, plus fees

Parking: Yes - Free - large field and street parking

Features: Port-a-potty, Restrooms, Coed

The funnest 5K comes to Modesto this spring, where runners, walkers, hoppers and joggers will go the distance!

Live music plays while participants travel 3.1 miles through Tuolumne Regional Park, and color dye is thrown along the way. Show up in the whitest whites or funky costumes and be ready for fun. 

Children 12 and younger are encouraged to run and may do so at a discounted price.

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Reviewed on 03/25/2013

The Color Run was a lot of fun with my 9-year-old leading the way. Young children walked, jogged, and even pedaled the 3.1 miles of the course, which wound through Tuolumne Regional Park. I registered for the earliest wave, which left the start line at 9am, and other waves were released every 15 minutes thereafter.
Runners were in costume, team shirts, and bright whites, being doused with powdered, colored dye at every kilometer. It would have been really fun if each color station threw out a designated color, especially during those times that the course overlapped and runners who were just beginning their run were mingling with runners who were heading to the finish.
The "color party" at the end of the run was my daughter's favorite part. Each runner was given a packet of colored dye, encouraged to group together in front of the DJ table, then simultaneously throw their dye up and in a rainbow color cloud.
Why 4 stars, and not 5?
*Parking is sort of a mess at the park, as there are limited spots available and later waves had to park far from the park and in surrounding neighborhoods, which can be a little sketchy.
*Race organizers do not supply registered runners with a shirt specific to the race, so you either make your own or wear a basic white tee. (Sunglasses are, however, provided, which are important to protect runners against powder in the eyes.)
*I have run other color runs where each station was a single color, and I prefer that method. Early stations were also pretty stingy with the powder, but I understand that they were probably trying to ensure all runners had a colorific time.

Gnarly Neon 5K — The Color Run Series