In pictures: Fort Gordon Color Run

It’s known as the “happiest 5K on the planet,” and on Aug. 12, crowds gathered to walk and run as they were showered with vibrant color powders on Fort Gordon.

The event started and finished a Barton Field. Participants received a color packet and began the event by simultaneously throwing their powder into the air to create a massive cloud.

At each one-kilometer marker, runners and walkers were again baptized in colors such as hot pink and purple.

After the event ended, they received a medal.

Participants started the Color Run in a haze of powder Aug. 12, 2023. Charmain Z. Brackett/Augusta Good News
Runners and walkers were doused with orange powder just after starting the Color Run Aug. 12. Charmain Z. Brackett/Augusta Good News
A Color Run participant runs through a pink cloud at Fort Gordon Aug. 12. Charmain Z. Brackett/Augusta Good News
A Fort Gordon soldier gives encouragement to a Color Run participant as he directs her Aug. 12. Charmain Z. Brackett/Augusta Good News
Participants walked and ran Aug. 12 at the Fort Gordon Color Run. Charmain Z. Brackett/Augusta Good News

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