Bo Williams shows why Color Me Rad 5k is no ordinary race

GMT anchor Bo Williams shows why Color Me Rad 5k is no ordinary race

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Volunteers "color bomb" runners every five minutes of the race. Colorful corn starch is thrown at the runners. Volunteers "color bomb" runners every five minutes of the race. Colorful corn starch is thrown at the runners.
Good Morning Tennessee anchors Bo Williams (right) and Tearsa Smith demonstrated Wednesday how the race works. Good Morning Tennessee anchors Bo Williams (right) and Tearsa Smith demonstrated Wednesday how the race works.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The first Color Me Rad Knoxville race in October 2012 was such a huge success another one is scheduled for April.

The race on April 6 and benefits East Tennessee Children's Hospital. The event will be held at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum. 

Though 5,000 runners were initially allowed to sign up for the 2013 race, it sold out 14 days after registration opened.

Through arrangements made with city officials organizers were able to expand the field to allow 2,000 more runners.

The new signup period will begin Thursday morning. Anyone wanting to participate can sign up for a mailing list to be notified when registration opens.

By using the registration code CHILDREN5k Children's Hospital will get credit for your registration.

Good Morning Tennessee anchors Bo Williams and Tearsa Smith demonstrated Wednesday how the race works.

Volunteers "color bomb" runners every five minutes of the race. Colorful corn starch is thrown at the runners. As organizers describe it, the event looks "like a kindergarten art class gone wrong."

East Tennessee Children's Hospital spokesperson Erica Estep says the hospital earned $17,000 from the 2012 event.

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