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Annual color run paints the riverfront rainbow

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Runners didn't keep their shirts white for very long - color stations like this one blasted them with dye powder. Runners didn't keep their shirts white for very long - color stations like this one blasted them with dye powder.
PEORIA, Ill (HOI) -- -

The River City hosts plenty of charity runs throughout the year, but none are quite as colorful as what happened Saturday morning.

Peoria hosted the third annual Color Vibe 5K race along the riverfront. 

Runners start decked out in white shirts that very quickly get blasted with color dust to liven up the run. All of the money raised went to benefit Quest Charter Academy.

"It's a fun one to bring kids to," said runner Danielle Colgan. "Next year we'll bring our 4-year old, and there were a lot of kids running. I thought that was really cool."

"It's not very hard, either," added husband Matt. "It's kind of an easy run."

"We have more participants this year than we did last year, which is great," exclaimed Nicole Wood, Executive Director for Quest Charter Academy. "I think every year is just gonna get bigger, and that helps our students even more."

If you missed out on the chance of running through a rainbow, there's always next year: the race is held every July. Over the past three years, the race has raised over $10,000 for Quest.
 

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