Starting in January of 2012, there has been an explosive phenomenon called the “Color Run,” where participants sign up for the “Happiest 5K on the Planet.” The participants of the five-kilometer race begin at the starting line wearing white and are doused with color powder at every kilometer marker.
This fall, on September 28th, United Way decided to host a “Color War” instead of a “Color Run,” where students were able to pay a small registration fee for a white T-shirt and two color packets. The morning started off with Ferris trivia where students could win cool prizes, like assorted Ferris T-shirts and sunglasses. Music began to play, and small teams conquered a blow up obstacle course that was set up in the west intramural fields.
The Honors Programming Board decided to help out United Way by participating in the Color War. “Attending the Color War with HPB was a blast!” freshman Kansas Jankowski shared. “Since I’m still new to the RSO, it was great throwing paint while to getting to know people in the club.”
As the teams wiggled their way through tunnels and skipped over other ground obstacles, they were doused with an array of colors. After all the teams had been through the course, everyone gathered together to film a “Harlem Shake” video of the actual Color War, where even more color would be added to everyone’s wardrobe. “When we got into the group to film the video, I pulled out my phone to try to Vine it,” freshman Nicolle Trudeau said. “All the video had was daylight then suddenly the screen only shows color!”
Although the video didn’t work out to well because of the huge cloud of color dust, everyone had so much fun being covered. “I was questioning whether or not it was real life after the cloud engulfed us!” freshman Megan Rodewald exclaimed. “There was so much color dust that I opened my eyes and couldn’t even see in front of me. I had to grab onto my friend so we didn’t get lost! After I got back and showered, my shower was so colorful… I also didn’t think I would ever stop sneezing rainbow!”
This story was written by the Endeavor editor, Logan Bixman.
This article’s cover photo was taken from Ferris State University’s Facebook page, thanks to FSU’s Photographic Services. You can find the original photo here.