Thousands participate in the Color Run 5k

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville got a little more colorful Saturday morning! The Color Run 5k made its return back tot he Rocket City for the third year.

As volunteers filled that last bottle of blue colored corn starch - more than 3,000 people ran through downtown Huntsville in the self-proclaimed, "Happiest 5k on the Planet!"

"It's a lot of fun, you don't have to be good at it," said Cassi Couillard, runner in this years Color Run. "There's no finisher, there's no winner, there's no losers."

Couillard is no stranger to the Color Run and when she heard it was coming back to the Rocket City, she knew she would be a part of it.

"I was excited because I like it that you don't have to run the whole thing. You can just kinda run, jog, skip, twirl - do whatever you really want," said Couillard.

As runners made it through every check point, a thick layer of color coated their once-white t-shirts.

The 5k travels from city to city, but Couillard says the one thing that stays the same--color! And lots of it.

"The first one I did was in Boston, Massachusetts so there were hundreds and thousands of people there, it was a lot more crowded," said Couillard. "This one was better because it wasn't as compact and you actually got to get into the color."