There's still time to get signed up for Color Bangor, a fun 5K that supports the American Folk Festival.

It's an experience everyone should have at least once. Participants start with perfectly clean white t-shirts, and run or walk a 5K course that starts and ends on the Bangor Waterfront. As they traverse the course, they pass through several 'color stations,' where volunteers will toss brightly colored cornstarch on their shirts. Each station is a different color so, by the time they're finished, the shirts look like they're covered in rainbows. This year, there will be more stations than ever, using seven different colors.

At the end of the course, everyone is invited to party at 'Color Village,' whether they've participated in the color run or not. Several fun activities happen there, including 'color throws,' where everyone throws up fistfuls of cornstarch in a cloud of color. Just remember, if you're coming by, wear clothes you don't mind being painted all the colors of the rainbow.

Something else that happens in Color Village is the Celebrity Color Pelt. I will once again be taking part in this event that you can see in the attached video. I'll stand side by side with police officers, city officials, and others while we allow kids to throw as much color on us as they can, in the span of about 30 seconds. Doesn't sound like a very long time until you're getting pelted with color. But it's a lot of fun!

All the money raised by the event benefits the American Folk Festival. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year and is partially responsible for the fact that the festival remains a free event. Free to get in but definitely not free to put on. So your contributions are crucial, and this is a fun way to help out.

The first run starts at 9 a.m. Get registered online or sign up on the day of the event at the Bangor Waterfront.

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