Color Run raises money for Community Harvest Food Bank

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – More than 3,500 runners participated in the Color Run at Parkview Field on Saturday morning.

Runners were splattered with colored cornstarch at several points throughout the run. There was also a dance party with a live DJ following the race.

A portion of proceeds from the race will go to the Community Harvest Food Bank.

Jess Nelson, race director, said the Color Run comes to Fort Wayne every year, usually in April or May.

Nelson said if you don’t want to run, you can always volunteer during the race. Click here for more information on running or volunteering for next year’s race.

About The Color Run
The Color Run was founded in January of 2012 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”. It is the original paint race and has created a completely new genre of running events that continues to grow exponentially. Now the single largest event series in the United States, The Color Run has exploded since its debut event. It has more than tripled its growth, hosting more than 170 events in 30+ countries in 2013.  As a for-profit event management company, The Color Run loves the opportunity it has to partner with charities to help shine a light on their amazing work within society and highlight the causes they stand for. To date, The Color Run has donated more than $3 million to charity. For more information about the Color Run and where they will be touring for the rest of the year, check out

About Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc.
Community Harvest Food Bank “seeks to alleviate hunger through the full use of donated food and other resources.”  Community Harvest Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in northeast Indiana.  Community Harvest Food Bank serves 21,100 people weekly and distributes nearly 13 million pounds of food annually.  Community Harvest Food Bank has served northeast Indiana since 1983 and continues to proudly serve the community as the only AIB certified Indiana Food Bank.  For more information, visit

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