The Color Run brightens up downtown Las Vegas

The Color Run 2016 in downtown Las Vegas (KSNV News 3)

The Color Run brightened up the streets of downtown Las Vegas for a good cause Saturday morning.

The "happiest 5k on the planet" held its Tropicolor World Tour run at 8 a.m. as runners made their way through downtown.

A portion of the proceeds from the run will benefit Three Square Food Bank.

The run is the largest event series in the world and the first of its kind.

The Color Run is an un-timed, non-winner event where thousands of participants are doused in different colors at each kilometer.

Most runners start off the event in white clothing and finish with a rainbow of vivid color combinations.

Each runner received a limited-edition race shirt, finisher's medal, and an embroidered headband to wear in the 5k.

This year's Tropicolor theme featured some new experiences including the Tropicolor Zone where runners were covered in a tropical array of colors and island scents as they passed through palm trees and island-style music.

The series continues with runs scheduled all over the country throughout the year. For more information on the series or other events throughout the year, visit The Color Run website.

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