Sold out Rad Race sends thousands home dirty, but happy
The Onondaga Lake Parkway was shut down on Saturday morning, for the most unusual race it's seen: the
Color Me Rad 5k saw thousand of runners, in waves, along the highway, going through 5 'color stations' and getting sprayed with corn-starch based colors. Runners also carried their own 'bombs', dousing people in the starting area and along the route.
Even before they got to the end, runners, who start out with white t-shirts, looked like they'd been tie-dyed, from hair to face to feet.
Weekend Today in Central New York meteorologist Matt Stevens and Photojournalist Quindell Williams were ding live reports during our 9am show, and came back as colorful as many of the runners.
The race benefits the Special Olympics, and is likely to become an annual event.