The Run or Dye 5K

Spectators along the course of the Run or
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Spectators along the course of the Run or Dye 5K race in Sacramento, Calif., throw packets of colored corn starch at runners, creating a vivid stream of color. The Run or Dye race is coming to Nassau Coliseum on April 12, 2014. (Credit: Run or Dye)

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First came the obstacles, then the mud. The latest twist on creative 5K runs involves spectators throwing colored corn starch at runners on the course. By the end, each is covered in rainbow-like plumes and streaks. Long Island's first such event -- Run or Dye -- comes to Nassau Coliseum April 12.

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