Running has always been a huge part of my life. More than 10 years ago, I began developing running events. In an effort to create a non-threatening running environment and to celebrate the joy of physical activity, I created The Color Run. The Color Run, also known as the ‘Happiest 5k on the Planet,’ is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality. The event is a five-kilometer, untimed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in color - creating happiness and lasting memories. The idea caught on and today The Color Run is the largest event series in the nation.